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Windows 7: Laptop Touchpad

11 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta x64 / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional / Linux Ubunu
Laptop Touchpad


I think this is driver releated. My Dell laptop touch pad is working fine for moving the pointer and clicking but the scroller for webpages etc. that runs vertically down the left of the pad does not function at all. I have had a look around the Device Manager but I cant find the pads entry to update it. Perhaps this is just something that is incompatible with Windows 7...
Does anyone else have this problem?


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11 Jan 2009   #2


Did you install the Dell touchpad drivers for Vista?
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11 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta x64 / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional / Linux Ubunu

Vista came preinstalled. So it must of had the drivers preinstalled.
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11 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

You should be able to get the drivers from dell's website.
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11 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Most of the laptop touchpads are Synaptics - if that is what you have you can get the latest drivers here

Drivers | Synaptics
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11 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta x64 / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional / Linux Ubunu

Thanks echrada. That fixed it.
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27 Jun 2009   #7

windows 7

hola ... after all parties to insist on the touchpad (which was the only problem was I q) in my Inspiron 1420 after installing windows7, finally found the solution blissfully ... have to download the dell driver R165804 and it saved .... and then execute them will appear that can not be installed .... then go to the folder where you downloaded the default is C: and look for a q dell/drivers/R165804 said setup ... it installed and ready (well to me .. weird way because you install it and failed, and then showed me the notice had not been installed well that if I wanted to reinstall it ... if you say .. and UALA. !

ahh by the way they leave my site to visit ... best cell at the best prices!
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01 Jul 2009   #8

win 7 64bit(SP1)

the Synaptics website is terrible at updating its drivers, driver v10 is well out of date
were on v13 now.
here are the latest Synaptics drivers
there vista x86/64 and xp x86/64 and dated 01/may/2009
they run fine in win7
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05 Jul 2009   #9


I have the same problem...but I have a HP dv2726la, I have tried with the drivers of HP, but I can't. Anyone could help me, please...How I can do. The scrollbar of my touchpad does not function...I hope their suggestions...thanks
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05 Jul 2009   #10
Orbital Shark


Hi wilfree, welcome to the forums.

Have you tried downloading the driver & running the setup.exe in compatability for Vista? This can sometimes help as not all manufacturers/developers have woken up to Windows 7 yet.

Hope it helps

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