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Inspiron and XPS laptops running Windows 10 cannot install Dell/Synaptics Touchpad driver

Q: Inspiron and XPS laptops running Windows 10 cannot install Dell/Synaptics Touchpad driver

Just bought an Inspiron 5759 from Dell Canada.
Touchpad is very squirrelly - move around and it randomly perceives a click hence starts moving or invoking stuff. Try to click left or right button (bottom left or right of touchpad) and the cursor moves so I can click on wrong thing easily. Looked for Touchpad settings under Control Panel Mouse. Nothing there specific to touchpad - just generic mouse settings. Looked in Device Manager - Mouse and Pointing Devices - see HIID compliant mouse and PS2 compatible mouse. Driver for either is from Microsoft dated 2006.
Ok - load newest driver from dell.com. Claims it installs ok - wrong. The Dev Mgr shows same Microsoft drivers. Manually force driver to Synaptics - Dell TouchPad. Looks like it succeeds. Now, Dev Mgr shows two mouse devices: Dell Touchpad and PS2 Compatible mouse. Try control panel - Mouse. Now I see a Dell Touchpad tab but the only field - Change Dell Touchpad settings - does nothing.
Spent 6 hours trying to get help from Dell Support - worst experience with any support organisation (other than HP who managed to toast a notebook via remote control while trying to install a printer driver - never did work.) Absolutely no improvement in situation. Four times put on hold and line drops. Considering strongly returning the notebook.
Went to BestBuy and looked at 8 Inspiron and XPS computers on demo. Not a single one has a Dell Touch pad either in Device Manager or as a Tab in Control panel Mouse. In other words, Dell is shipping out notebook without minimal testing. You cannot adjust touchpad settings on any of these computers.
The Dell computers all show multiple devices for the single TouchPad. All other notebooks I tried at BestBuy (Acer, HP, ASUS) show a single vendor specific touchpad driver. Only Dell computers are wrong. Only Dell notebooks are incapable of changing touchpad settings.
I have a Dell Inspiron 3700 from 2010 - still love it but this new Dell purchase experience is likely to force me to go to ASUS or anybody else.
I can never get to anybody on support other than in India or Phillipines and they have no influence to escalate. This issue is pervasive based on all the units I tried at BestBuy and Dell does not give a rat's *** about it.
I used to recommend Dell to friends and family - never again.

Preferred Solution: Inspiron and XPS laptops running Windows 10 cannot install Dell/Synaptics Touchpad driver

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Inspiron and XPS laptops running Windows 10 cannot install Dell/Synaptics Touchpad driver

With Win 10, touchpad drivers are found in the Win 10 Settings, selected in the Start Menu. In addition, many newer laptops are using a Precision touchpad, a Microsoft inspired pad. The driver is incorporated in Windows itself, and a regular driver will not work. This is why you don't see anything in the "old" Windows Control Panel app or in the Device Manager.

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Hello! I just upgraded my storage to SSD, so I did a fresh install of my OS along with the drivers. Unfortunately I don't seem to find Synaptics Touchpad UI Driver for my Inspiron 3452. Can anybody help us with this please? The user interface looks like attached that's what I'm refering to.
Note : I've tried driver from the download & drivers section support for my notebook, but none of those are working.

A:Synaptics Touchpad UI Driver for Inspiron 14 3452

You do not mention which specific operating system, but, after an operating system installation, you need to install every Chipset driver, restarting after each one has finished. Then install the Quickset Application, restarting after done. Then the Touchpad driver, restarting after done.

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I am using Dell Inspiron 3543 with windows 10 Home. My Synaptics Driver is malfunctioning.

Symptoms and Problem
The touchpad is working fine. Sometimes, after using laptop for a while, I am unable to perform 2-finger scrolling as well as touchpad get somewhat sticky and not as smooth as it was. This problem troubles me much as using 2-finger scrolling feature is very useful.

The one main symptom is as soon as when the 2-finger scrolling stops, at the same time the Dell touchpad (synaptics driver) icon in the system tray also get freezes, means it doesn't respond to any 'touch' pressure.

I tired contacting Dell, they updated my Synaptics Driver but after sometime the problem again started. I also tired uninstalling Synaptics Driver. But none of the solution works permanently. Only one temp solution is a reboot (restart).

Also I upgraded to windows 8.1 to 10 but the problem is as same as it was.

Please help

A:Dell Touchpad (Synaptics Driver) Malfunctioning

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P with Windows 8.1. For months or longer, I have been having an issue with the touchpad software. After days of use it will stop responding to advanced commands like two finger scrolling unless I restart the computer. If I try to access the icon in the right corner on the taskbar, the application will not open. It cannot be right clicked. If I try too much the taskbar freezes. I tried to access Mouse in control pad - no response, I couldn't access it. I tried to look for updates for the driver and it would always say it is totally updated or when I manually download one it would say that it is already installed or something.

So today I decided I would fix this problem. I uninstalled the application, and removed the driver in the Drivers section in control panel. I downloaded the program again from the Synaptics site for my computer and tried to install.

The message: "A previous version of the Synaptics TouchPad Driver is installed. If you continue installation, the driver may not install properly. To avoid this problem, press 'No' to exit setup...

I never pressed no the multiple times I tried to install and install would always fail after about 15 seconds. I then looked for traces of Synaptics on my computer in Program Files and Driver folder. Deleted all Synaptics folders and emptied recycling bin.

Problem still persists. Need help. I rebooted my computer a couple times along the way, but not after I deleted those folder... Read more

A:Cannot Re-install Synaptics TouchPad Driver

It could be a physically bad touchpad...

Does the installer have an option for "clean install"?

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when i install win7 64 bit, in my hp 15r 033tx notebook,Synaptics touchpad driver fails to install. plz help

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Hi all.

I have a friend who is having trouble making his Toshiba Satellite L50-A (PSKLWA-004001), Touchpad work. He said it hasn't been working several months so he has been using a USB mouse instead.

I first tried installing the driver from 'mytoshiba' and no drivers were available for windows 10 (64bit) so I tired the windows 8.1 driver and that didn't seem to work.

Then I saw that Synaptics had a windows 10 driver (same at pinned thread) especially for the touch pad so I installed the PS/2, SMBus one which I believe is the one built-into the laptop and it installed, restarted and no luck there either.

I did the latest windows updates and then it also detected an update for the touchpad driver, so it then installed via windows update and still no luck.

I know that this is not a simple case of Fn+f5 because the function key settings show that the touchpad is enabled and strangely the device manager does not have any device listed under mouse/pointing devices other than the USB mouse.

I believe this is a case, of the right driver has been found but is not installing, but I could be wrong .

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I am running Windows 10 on an Acer and recently downloaded and installed the update for the Synaptic touchpad (January 17, 2017).  After rebooting my laptop, I can use the touch pad to move the cursor when logging in, but once the system as loaded,
I cannot move the cursor using the touch pad.  I can left-click and right-click, and shrink and expand on the touch pad, but have no control over the cursor.  I currently have a mouse attached to the computer in order to move the cursor.
When I click on the link for more information about the update, there currently is no information.  Quite frustrating.
Please advise as how to resolve this issue.
Thank you.

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Hi All,

I just installed Windows 7 Build 7600 and I am trying to get the touchpad scrolling to work on my Dell Inspiron 1420. I installed the synaptics drivers from their website (v10.1.8 x64) but when I go to mouse properties and click the synaptics tab it only allows me to configure the right and left click buttons. How can I configure the scrolling of my touchpad? I NEED it!

Also are there any iTunes guru's out there? I have my library all setup on my vista partition. Is there anyway I can get my library/playlists on the Windows 7 side...I don't want 2 copies of my music, I want it to all link to the files on the vista partition but I have a feeling I will have trouble either getting the playlists in or trying to gain access to those files on that partition....

thanks for all your help!

A:Windows 7 - Dell Touchpad - Synaptics

Quote: Originally Posted by ace2525

Hi All,

I just installed Windows 7 Build 7600 and I am trying to get the touchpad scrolling to work on my Dell Inspiron 1420. I installed the synaptics drivers from their website (v10.1.8 x64) but when I go to mouse properties and click the synaptics tab it only allows me to configure the right and left click buttons. How can I configure the scrolling of my touchpad? I NEED it!

Also are there any iTunes guru's out there? I have my library all setup on my vista partition. Is there anyway I can get my library/playlists on the Windows 7 side...I don't want 2 copies of my music, I want it to all link to the files on the vista partition but I have a feeling I will have trouble either getting the playlists in or trying to gain access to those files on that partition....

thanks for all your help!


We could tell you more if you filled in your system specs in the lower left corner of your post, but Im assuming you dont have this tab. Im running a dell as well but IM using an older driver that was installed by win 7, and it works

In terms of Itunes I also dual boot and keep the music files on one partition (win 7) but as long as you point itunes to where they are stored, it should be a problem. the problem comes when you want to sync the updates (adds/deletes) on both partitions.

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 I can't seem to update my touchpad driver. I downloaded  and ran this version. 19_0_17_57_WHQL4/21/2016 But when I check to see if it installed, the driver installed is still the driver from 19_0_17_57 from Jan 6,2016 Help... Thanks,   

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i just installed windows 8 pro 64 bit on my lenovo z580 and downloaded the synaptics touchpad driver for same operating system from the lenovo website. but when i install it in C:\drivers it says that-"you have to run the 64 bit version of DPinst.exe on this machine." PLEASE HELP, although my touchpad is working, the cursor is too slow and i cannot scroll with it.

A:windows 8 synaptics touchpad driver

You could try the "Vanilla" Synaptics drivers.

Drivers | Synaptics

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Hello,  After upgrading to Windows 10, a new version of the Synaptics Touchpad driver for my X220T was automatically installed. However, I soon found that 2-finger scrolling is extraordinarily slow, even after manipulating some of the Synaptics control panel settings such as "scroll speed", and that "inertia" pointing has been turned on by default, which is very annoying.  I have been able to hide the update for now (using the wushowhide.diagcab tool) even though hiding updates in Windows 10 is far more convoluted than in Windows 8.1 and have installed the Windows 8.1 driver from Lenovo Downloads instead.  My question is, when will a driver from Lenovo or with appropriate fixes from Synaptics be released? William

A:Terrible Windows 10 Synaptics Touchpad Driver

I need a new driver as well.  Because of the 'resizing mouse pointer' problem when pressing the middle trackpad button on my X1 Carbon 3.  (sucks to have to deal with this on a new ($$$) machine) here's some links...   BTW I had this problem on both win 8.1 and win 10.  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-W-Series-Laptops/Cursor-becomes-very-small-on-W550S-with-high-... And... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Mouse-Pointer-Size-Changes-Constant...    

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Latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Windows 10
Synaptics Touchpad Driver Download Page

Date: August 3rd 2015

For Windows 10 PS/2, SMBus, and IC2 Devices
Release Notes:

System enhancements

A:Latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Windows 10

Hooray!! The driver version fixes the inability to permanently turn-off the tapping function on my HP DV7. Looks like it also can filter the accidental tapping caused by inadvertently touching the graphics tablet while typing.

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 I can't seem to update my touchpad driver. I downloaded  and ran this version. 19_0_17_57_WHQL4/21/2016 But when I check to see if it installed, the driver installed is still the driver from 19_0_17_57 from Jan 6,2016 Help... Thanks,   

A:Yoga 900 Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Windows 10 ...

What's the model of your computer?

I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. #LenovoIN. I don't work for Lenovo.

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I have a dell inspron 15 series 3000 with intel i5 5th gen processor. I had a problem with the touch-pad driver software installed on the machine so, I decided to uni-install it and re-install. But when I try to re-install, I get an error saying an updated version is already installed.....
I think it has not uni-installed properly. Can anyone help me? Please.

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I am using win 7 in my Vostro 3446 . I am unable to install the touchpad drivers available at dell.com for my system. The touchpad however seems to be working fine with the default windows drivers but additional functionality provided by Dell touchpad drivers is missing. 
I have provided the screenshot for the issue. 
Kindly help. Thanks in advance.

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 531 at a garage sale. It came with a version of Vista that was cluttered up, full of viruses and in general full of problems. I don't like Vista anyway (I generally run Kubuntu or Mint for most of my computing), and I have a generic MS Windows XP sp2 install pack laying around. After installing XP, I loaded my linux OS's as usual, with no problems. The problem is with the XP install. It appears that Dell, in it's wisdom, made the Inspiron 531 specifically for Vista and the standard drivers available on Dell's site don't function well with XP (can't connect with the Web, graphics "roll-over" with the bottom showing at the top of the screen, and generally don't work well with the onboard graphics card 'Nvidia GeForce 6150'). Does anyone know a scource for drivers that will 'work-around' this issue? I know that the order the drivers are installed is important, so I wiped the drive and made a fresh install of Windows with no changes. The system setup is: Dell Inspiron 531 with AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ running at 2.0 Ghz with 4Gbs memory. I am set up for triple boot on two HDDs running Kubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint Maya on one 260gb Hd and Windows XP Home edition Sp2 on a 40Gb Hd. I've searched this site and seen mention of a couple of users with XP running on this model, but no mention of the preferred drivers. Dell has been no help, as this is a discontinued model. Thanks ... Read more

A:Drivers Needed for Dell Inspiron 531 running Windows XP new install

Hello and There seems to be drivers available for an Inspiron 531 desktop for XP HERE Just choose the operating system by hitting the down arrow.

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Any help getting the right driver for Inspiron 1520 with win 7 Ultimate 64 bit, i can't
get the scroll to work.
Thanks Shawn

A:Touchpad Driver for Dell Inspiron 1520

Hi sfstrong, welcome to the forums, here is a direct link to the synaptics 64bit driver ftp://ftp1.dell.com/input/R244796.EXE

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On my Dell Inspiron 1525, when you try to scroll using the touchpad (sliding your finger along the right or bottom side), all it does is move the mouse. I think this might be a driver problem, so I tried going on the Dell website to find a driver for the touchpad, but all I can find are drivers for Windows XP and Vista 32-bit. Does anyone know of any Dell Inspiron 1525 drivers for Windows 7 64-bit?

A:Touchpad Driver for Dell Inspiron 1525

First Run windows Update and look though both recommended and Optional updates.
Can you see driver updates?

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Recently recovered from a hard drive crash.  I've got the new OS working but didn't have the Dell Touchpad driver installed.
I downloaded the driver Dell.com suggests for the computer.  The first time I ran it from Control Panel it worked fine.  I dislike using the touchpad and disabled it.
Every subsequent time I click "Dell Touchpad" from Control Panel, the computer pauses for a few seconds and gives me this message:
"Dell Touchpad has stopped working correctly.  Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
I have reinstalled the driver several times.  I can enable/disable the touchpad using Fn + F3 and the notification icon is present in the system tray but whenever I run from Control Panel the program stops working correctly.
Any ideas what this is about?

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I've recently installed Vista Ultimate (update) over XP (on Dell 9200 Inspiron) and got the expected driver problems , one being the touchpad (Alps Electric) scrolling stops working. Dell don't seem to have a specific driver update for my pc so after a bit of searching found a site with a comment to try using http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R140031&formatcnt=1&libid=0&fileid=187207
and it seems to be working fine. Dell says it's meant for some Latitude's but no probs so far.

A:Touchpad driver for Dell Inspiron 9200 Vista

Hi Adaminevit,

Welcome to the Vista Forum.

The driver you can download here Alps Touchpad Driver 7.0.301.4 Driver for Windows Vista Free Download - Softpedia

Hope I could help.


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Drivers & Downloads on the dell support page for my pc, there is only a 32 bit version available and won't install... is there a 64 bit version somewhere?

A:64 bit version touchpad driver for Dell Inspiron 1525

Welcome. Go to device manager right click on the touchpad >properties>details tab>drop down menu> select hardware id>Copy and Paste the id string.Hopefully with this we can find a 64 bit driver, since it doesn't appear that a 64 bit driver is avalible for your modle on Dells page. We might be able to find a driver from a different model # that will work. Fabe

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My old Dell Laptop Inspiron N5110 has ALPS touchpad and my experience was so poor that I'll never buy another laptop having ALPS touchpad EVER. Synaptics touchpad seems reasonable at most times. Except touchpad, Dell laptop served me well in past 4 years.
So I'm interested in buying new dell inspiron 5558 (Dell 5000 Series) with i5 (5200u), 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM.
I just wanted to make sure that do all Inspiron 5558 laptops have Synaptics touchpads? (precision touchpad or not, it doesn't matter to me much, though it'll be real nice to have.)
I tried searching dell community forums but couldn't find answer to my this question.

A:Do All Inspiron 5558 have Synaptics Touchpad ?

this is so good touchpad
and its had a multi touch
but he has a one cons
in bios is fast and non windows 7 os  when you doubletap the pad then swipe to edge its moving

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This computer came with Windows 10 installed and I have separately purchased Windows 7 directly from Dell. The Windows 7 software from Dell will not install on the Dell Inspiron 7559 complaining that at a DVD driver is missing.
I have followed a Microsoft suggestion to make a bootable USB from the DVD and install from that instead. Same problem. I still get blocked by the demand for a DVD driver.
After some investigation, I found a youtube video that suggests the problem is related to USB3. I don't know of any USB2 ports on the 7559 as they are all USB 3.0 from the specs.  
How can I get this software to install?  Several calls to Dell Support has not been able to help.

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I need you suggestion how to install driver in the correct order for Dell Inspiron 3421 for Windows 7 64 bit. I downloaded all drivers for this OS as follows;
1. O14A13
2. Chipset_Driver_DN16M_WN_1.0.6.245_A03
3. Chipset_Driver_T98JJ_WN_9.3.0.1021_A01
4. Audio_Driver_W697W_WN_6.0.1.6782_A02
5. Network_Driver_H2T45_WN_WIN7-7.061.061_A01
6. Network_Driver_NDCK6_WN_10.0.0.227_A01
7. SD-Card_Driver_CWY8H_WN_6.2.8400.39034_A02
8. AHCI_INTEL_WIN7_X00_A00_Setup-100F1_ZPE
9. iMEI_Intel_W7_X00_A00_Setup-V26WM_ZPE
10. Input_Driver_JXTK2_WN_17.0.14_A07
11. Serial-ATA_Driver_5JY9Y_WN_12.8.0.1016_A02
12. Video_Driver_W8CTK_WN_9.17.10.2867_A02
13. Network_Driver_6J4VN_WN_WIFI6.20.55.51_A02
14. Application_YGHP9_WN_11.1.007_A02
15. TBM_Intel_WIN_X01_A00_Setup-43M1V_ZPE
Please advise
1. if there are more drivers to be download for this model
2. the correct order to install the above drivers
Thank you in advance for your suggestion

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Copied title here for ease of reading. ~ OBI have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium and am having all kinds of problems. I can not install SP1 slow computer IE7 stops Help, Here is HJT log as well as dds log which I was instructed to use.End of title.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:18:08 PM, on 12/5/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\msc\mcuimgr.exeC:\Users\Steve\Downloads\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.comcast.net/toolbar2.0/search/R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.netR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.comcast.net... Read more

A:I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium and am having all kinds of problems. I can not install SP1 slow...

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How do  disable my keyboard touchpad? I prefer to navigate with a mouse.

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A:Dell Synaptics Inc. touchpad.

I am sure it is Google-able.

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Just Installed (clean install) Windows 7 64 bit on my laptop today, what a pain, tried an update first on my 32 bit but had problems so I decided to go ahead with installin 64 bit as my computer was compatible.

Anyway, got it installed and I'm re-installing my software.

Main problem is I can't seem to get a driver for my touchpad on my laptop which is a Fujitsu Siemens just over a year old. Fujitsu do not have 64 bit drivers but I got one from Synaptics.com which is supposed to be compatible and signed but when I try to run it I get the error message that it is not a Win32 app.

Anyone got an answer for me.

A:Synaptics Touchpad Driver

OK. Managed to find a driver which seems to work.

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hello guys I am trying to change settings for the synaptics touchpad driver, and I when I go to my mouse settings and click device settings and settings after this all it does is give me an overview and information about it and I can't change anything and this is frustrating me because I want to set my touchpad to where I am comfortable using it any information on what I can do is helpful thank you very much

A:Need help with Synaptics touchpad driver version 16

Hi there ... Download the Driver from the Lenovo website and Re-install it ... That should Restore your Settings ...

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   This is now the third forum I have posted to regarding this issue.I've been to Sevenforums and to the HP forums.I don't know how/when this happened (because I rarely restart my pc) but,I recently had to restart after some updates and after restarts now it seems that I have to physically load the Synaptics touchpad driver in order for things like (in particular) two finger scrolling) to work.
    I uninstalled the Synaptics driver (because Synaptics site has a newer version.HP,so far,isn't supporting the new one). I was instructed to restart the pc after uninstalling the old driver and before installing the new one.That's when the problems started.After booting to the Windows login screen,the keyboard became disabled and I was unable to use the pc.
    I've done a system restore and all is back to normal.But,I'm still left with the original problem (having to physically load the Synaptics software because it's not loading itself). Have any of you ever experienced this problem and if so,how did you remedy this situation ?
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A:Synaptics Touchpad Driver Not Loading

Honestly...if you have an HP system...you should get your drivers for basic functions from the HP website.  Theoretically, all drivers for a specific item SHOULD be useable...but "should" is a word that often does not apply to OEM systems, IMO.

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Hi There,

I have a synaptics touchpad driver installed on my laptop it is listed in my mouse options under devices settings as "Synaptics Pointing Device - v25.0.4" and under devices in the same tab the name is listed as "Synaptics touchpad v7.2".

The problem I am having is that in the devices settings tab I have checked the box that says "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing devices is attached" because frequently the mouse cursor will jump around the screen when typing and mess up what I am doing. Problem is that when I want to use the touchpad and unplug the mouse, the touchpad will work fine until I shut down the computer. On startup (whether clean boot or restoring from standby) the touchpad will no longer work (with or without a mouse connected). When this happens I have tried a fresh reboot of the laptop, but the problem remains. I have tried reconnecting my mouse before shutting down or closing the lid of my laptop but the problem persists. Some times when using the touchpad the power cord on my laptop unplugs and when I plug it back in the touchpad no longer works, yet when I unplug the cord it will work again. I don't get any error messages when any of these things happen, they just happen without warning.
When I go into my mouse settings and go to the device settings tab, the devices list is now empty and all other options are greyed out, including the check box to disable the touchpad when a mouse is connec... Read more

A:Synaptics touchpad driver keeps breaking

because frequently the mouse cursor will jump around the screen when typing and mess up what I am doing

That's a fairly common issue and my wife and daughter solved it by getting Toshiba Notebooks that have a switch between the touchpad and the keyboard to turn the touchpad off, both use a external mouse. The problem stems from the sensitivity of the touchpad and where a person's thumbs want to rest while typing. Adding to the problem is the type of touchpad that has the vertical and horizontal scroll areas.

I'd go into Device Manager and uninstall both instances for the touchpad and reboot, should install the drivers again, handy when an installation gets corrupted.

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The touchpad on my HP G62 laptop was less responsive than normal. I tried changing the properties with no improvement. So I went to HP help and noticed that there was a driver update for this device. So I ran the update. Then the touchpad barely worked at all and a notice box said the driver was incompatible with current system. The advice on the web included more than one remark advising to not bother with the Synaptics website as it is unreliable. I did it anyway. Synaptics recognised I had a legal copy of Windows 7 Home and I downloaded the suggested driver. Which actually was a new version entirely. Now the pad is back to life just like old times. The HP update was outdated. Every time I have used any HP updates I run into problems. I suggest HP users forget all about the "Support Assistant" and seek more credible update sources. Thnx, gnuguy.

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So I was updating my drivers, and had wanted to update my Synaptics driver. I had removed the older version of Synaptics driver (because I was required to) and wanted to restart. My computer restarts, and I try to install the latest version of the Synaptics driver, it doesn't work. It says "install failed." I have tried multiple times.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Synaptics (touchpad) driver not installing


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So I wanna install it for my Vista Ultimate, but none of the editions will install properly. The version for XP installs properly but I cannot configure its settings ... The Vista version doesn't install completely. I really like the virtual scrolling feature, so is there an alternative?
I installed an earlier version (for XP) and it works, but I can't change the settings. I click the icon in the tray, click Device Settings tab, and click Settings under Devices. Normally a box should pop up but for me nothing at all happens.

A:Synaptics touchpad driver for Vista

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Okay, on my laptop, the process SynTPEnh.exe governs the touchpad. For some reason, after my laptop has been on for a while, the process quits. If i restart the process, it usually closes again within 15 seconds of the process being restarted. Does anybody have any insight about what causes this and how it can be stopped?

Also, after i restart the computer, SynTPEnh.exe stays on for a while and the cycle i described previously continues.

A:Synaptics Touchpad Driver Closing

Go to the PC manufactures site..download the latest driver..often times a new driver comes out to fix bugs etc.

Uninstall the driver through "programs" in the control panel...do not use device mgr

Reboot..install the driver you downloaded and saved...install and reboot.

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I'm using Windows 10 64-bit system, and have used it for over a year with no problems. This problem started kinda weird out. I was watching a movie, and I paused it to go take a smoke. I came back five minutes later and now I couldn't move the cursor from the touchpad, or barely. I tried deleting the synaptics driver and installing the latest version quite a few times. Here's the thing though, the touchpad works without the driver, though sometimes left click, and right clicking doesn't work, however I'm still able to move the cursor. When I install the synaptics touchpad driver left click and right click works, but I am not really able to move the cursor. I can see the touchpad respons to the pressure of my fingers moving across it, but it doesn't move the cursor along the screen or only a small amount.  I have tried different prressures on the touchpad, but with no luck. The problem occurred a few hours ago.

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Touchpad just stopped working while I was using it. Here's what's going on:

Fn + F7 does nothing
Synaptics ps/2 Port Touchpad shows in Device manager, however it is hidden and has a yellow exclamation point. Error code: This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24).

I have updated the drivers from the Gateway website by first uninstalling the drivers that were present. No go. I then updated the drivers from the synaptics website via the same method, nothing. I've tried searching for a driver via device manager....nothing.

As I mentioned, I tried Fn+F7 and nothing happened. Also I notice that the driver software is not loading in the tray like it used to and I can't even make it run by trying to open the .exe file.

Any ideas? I've been searching for an answer for this for a while with no luck.

A:Synaptics Touchpad Driver Problem?

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Hi, I've just upgraded from Windows XP Home SP2 to Windows Vista Ultimate on my Toshiba Satellite a100. I was wondering where I could download a driver for Synaptics touchpad that works? I tried the generic drivers from Synaptics' website, but they do not install completely (the second component always fails to install). Then I tried the ones from Toshiba's website, but The Vista-compatible ones display an error that says error code "#5B4 @10". Then I tried The Windows XP-compatible drivers, and they work perfectly, except the fact that I cannot configure enhanced features such as virtual scrolling and tap zones.
I click on the icon in the tray, click on The Device Settings tab, and whenever I click on The Settings button nothing happens. Any help?

A:Synaptics touchpad driver for Vista 32 bit?

What model toshia A100 what?

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Hello everyone,

Both the laptops Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 came with 6 GB of RAM. I'd like to upgrade it to at least 12 GB by replacing the 2 GB dimms in both laptops with 8 GB dimms.

Was wondering whether it is safe and okay to combine different memory modules from different manufacturers.

I'm also leaving the US next week and so would prefer getting RAM that's more reliable and wouldn't mess up the laptops.

Could you guys please recommend which ones you'd get? I've bought Samsung and Crucial in the past and didn't have any issues.

Here's the existing RAM information from CPU–Z:

Inspiron 15R:

Inspiron 7548:

Based on the above information, could you please recommend the sticks that you would get, preferably from Amazon?

Dell's upgrade page for Inspiron 15R recommends this one:

Dell 8 GB Certified Replacement Memory Module for Select Dell Systems - 1600MHz LV SODIMM : Memory | Dell which is 1600 MHz.

So can I get this one for that laptop: Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at Amazon.com

This would match the manufacturer of the existing stick (Kingston).

Dell's upgrade page recommended the same stick for Dell Inspiron 7548 as well.

Since I wasn't able to locate Hyundai's 8GB stick, is it okay if I get Kingston or Crucial's stick:

Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at Amazon.com

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A:Upgrading RAM on Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 laptops

Can't comment on the compatibility, however, make sure laptops support 8GB RAM in a single slot, with 16GB total.

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I have a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop running xp?
Can it be upgraded to windows 8?
Where do I go for advice on this

A:Can DELL laptops running xp be upgraded to windows 8?

Try this http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20 its the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser if it cannot Windows 7 then it wont run Windows 8.

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The touchpad of my Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is not working with Windows 8.1 or the newly installed Windows 10. It is neither recognised in the Device Manager, nor the Synaptics TouchPad Driver is listed among the installed programs in the Control Panel. Moreover, when I try to install the latest verion of this driver obtained from the Lenovo website, I am warned that "A previous version of the Synaptics TouchPad Driver is installed.", and that I should remove it first before continuing. If I try to install this version anyway, the installation is apparently successful, but I still cannot use the touchpad (nor the driver seems to be installed anywhere). What should I do to solve this annoying issue? Many thanks for your attention.

A:Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and Synaptics TouchPad Driver

 Are there files in the "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP" folder? i had an issue where I couldn't uninstall the synaptics driver via settings and had to do it manually from an administrator command line. I used the following command: rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynISDLL.dll",standAloneUninstall Once you have it uninstalled does windows update try to install a driver on its own?

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Hi i just did a clean intall of win 8.1 and installed all drivers etc and now my synaptich touchpad installer poops up on every boot any ideas? windows installer is set to manuel even other installers starts aswell

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Synaptics touchpad driver installation fail!
I have a Dell Studio 1558, running Windows 7. I use the latest Firefox browser.
The Synaptics Touchpad control panel became unusable, so I deleted the driver, and tried to reinstall it.
Unfortunately the install fails after a short time.
Can anyone help please..

A:Synaptics touchpad driver installation fail!

are you getting the driver from dells website or are you letting windows reinstall it at boot? when you say fail, what do you mean. Post any error messages received.

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The touchpad on my HP 840 G1 is going crazy! I upgraded from Win 8.1. and installed all the appropriate drivers from the HP page, but the touchpad enhancements keeps failing randomly, with material (supposedly) copied to the clipboard being replaced by the failure message and the entire Mouse options panel being inaccessible because "Control Panel extension is incompatible with Driver". At times, the whole thing is barely functional and it's quite a nuisance because I use this machine for work. What do I do?

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Hi I uninstalled the synaptics touchpad driver on my hp elitebook 2740p by accident. I tried restarting my computer and now my cursor is all over the place. I'm on windows 10. help appreciated

A:Accidentally uninstalled synaptics touchpad driver

You can download the driver here for reinstallationhttp://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=4145452

I am an HP employee.

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I'm attempting to solve the issue of the touchpad delay after typing.  This is a well known issue, easily fixable in the Synaptics control panel by turning off Palm Check.  However, my Flex 3 1480 came with the Alps control panel, which doesn't offer ANY options for turning off touchpad delay.  How do I switch over to the Synaptics driver, instead of the Alps driver, so that I can use the full selection of options available to Synaptics users? NOTE:  I've seen various solutions suggested on the forums, none of which have worked.  Some of those include turning touchpad to "no delay" in the mouse settings, deleting a file called FMAPP.exe, downloading the latest audio drivers, among other things.  None of these solutions worked for me.  That's why I want to change to Synaptics, so that at least I can go into the Synaptics settings and turn off Palm Check to solve the issue.  Any ideas? 

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The Synaptics site has released a new version of its driver for those laptops that have a Synaptics touchpad. Version has been released to replace version, which was released in January 2004. The driver update for all versions of Windows can be downloaded from here.

Once the file has been downloaded, it will need to be unzipped to a folder. Once it has been unzipped, double-click the "Setup.exe" file to activate the install process. The update will overwrite and install over the current driver version. Reboot afterwards. You can then delete the original unzipped files.

A:New Version Of Synaptics Touchpad Driver Released

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