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Windows 7: Laptop Touch Pad Not Functioning Correctly

15 Dec 2010   #1
michaelking

 
Laptop Touch Pad Not Functioning Correctly

Having an odd problem with my laptop (Dell 1440). I recently noticed that my laptop touch pad had stopped working within Windows 7, yet the external mouse I had attached still did. However, it's odd because I also have windows XP dual booted on my machine along with my Windows 7 installation, and the same touch pad driver still functions correctly within XP. So, what I did is attempt to uninstall the Alps touch pad driver and reinstall it. After uninstalling it, I noticed that the driver that was installed by default within Windows 7, works just fine. However, after reinstalling the Alps touch pad driver from the Dell website, my touch pad stops working once again. Does anyone know why my computer is exhibiting this behavior, and if so, what can I do to fix it?

Thanks,
Mike



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17 Dec 2010   #2
pip22

 

You said the touchpad driver installed by Windows 7 from it's own driver library "works just fine", so why didn't you simply leave it at that instead of messing it up with the driver from Dell?
Once something starts to work properly, leave it alone!

Just because Dell has driver doesn't mean you have to use it if the device in question is already working okay.

Remove the Dell driver and let Windows 7 install it's own driver again, then leave it!

Microsoft went to great lengths with Windows 7 to include many more third-party drivers so we would have less drivers to download & install manually.
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17 Dec 2010   #3
Hopalong X

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I agree with pip22 use the Windows driver.

It evidently is the right one or it wouldn't work either.
Mike
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