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That disappeared when I installed the new harddrive and upgraded to windows 7. Thanks for this wonderful page. When updating to Windows 10 the touchpad started to bad functioning: Try the following and see if it fixes it Unfortunately, I cannot remember or find how I came up with the Dell

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Fortunately however this unofficial guide is well-reached and many Dell customers have tested and reported the best driver for their system.

Go into “Control Panel”. The driver will install:. Select the Driver tab.

Hi Philip, I am running Windows 10 bit on the Inspiron Then you can look in the extracted folder:. With the original harddrive with Vista operating system the mouse properties window had a check box for disabling the touchpad when mouse is plugged in. It has an Elan SmartPad which is a pretty appalling thing but we are where we are. The first two Synaptics drivers caused a complete loss of the Touchpad.

Select let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer:.

Lost ability to turn off touchpad Inspiron E – Touchpad – Laptop Tech Support

Left click the Dell Touchpad and select next:. Select ok and then close:.


Amend the settings to your preferences and play around with your Touchpad to see how it works and how stable it is…. I would have never figured this out on my own. Select Browse my computer for driver software:.

It seems a little strange even the basic Windows inbuilt driver should give base functionality.

Dell Touchpad Drivers

I tried the Synaptics — In this case the generic Microsoft driver is used. Also, device manager does not have a disable choice, only an uninstall choice which I would rather no do. To support the running costs of this site, as well as the costs of test hardware needed to keep the guides up to date.

Select Downloads and make a new folder, call it Touchpad:.

If the Touchpad is not-responsive or erratic you may need to plug in touuchpad USB mouse to do this. The Generic Synaptics and the Dell This driver has the familiar Elan tab in settings from which all things can be adjusted — never found a way of doing this with any of the Dell utilities.

I think you might have some hardware fault opposed to an OS fault. Dell 11z — tried with both 32bit Anniv and Creat: I will add it to the list above. You gave me a bit of hope for a while. Make sure the “Mouse” is set as the default device it must be connected to vell this.


I am having the same problem finding the 64 bit information in the Synaptics driver files Thank you for the post! Worked fine dlel manual install update of the driver and I can configure the Elan Smartpad to do what I wanted which is what I have been doing under XP. I installed a new ss hard drive to my Dell Inspiron E laptop and lost the ability to turn off the touchpad when using a mouse.

Dell Touchpad Drivers – The Unofficial Windows 10 Reinstallation Guide

It does not seem to be a hardware failure because of the following: It should work now. Anyway, thank you again for your help. Thanks for this wonderful page.