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Windows 7: Synaptics PS/2 Port Compatible TouchPad

07 May 2013   #11
mawil1013

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My downloads were directly from acers driver down loads, I did both even though a check showed synpatics, the Elan won't install, get an error and the synaptics loads.


I noticed the drivers are for 64bit, I did a clean install using the other, the 86, not 64 bit, should i redo my clean install but us the 64 bit Win7 OS?


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07 May 2013   #12
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

No, that was my mistake one the driver page. X86 are the correct drivers for you.
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07 May 2013   #13
mawil1013

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

what you've posted is what used to be available before the clean install.
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07 May 2013   #14
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Maybe a Repair Install will help
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07 May 2013   #15
mawil1013

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Maybe a Repair Install will help
I'll look at that in depth tonight, keep in mind when my laptop crashedthe original restore and repair disks I made didn't functions n for what ever reasons. this all started because when I type, the cursor jumps and it starts typing wherever. I think its because I accidently hit the touchpad . before I when the issue happened i was able to adjust the touch pad settings which helped. perhaps synaptic has a better driver than ace??
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07 May 2013   #16
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

They do have drivers, look here

This from their site stopped me from recommending it.

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The Synaptics device driver is customized to meet the specific requirements of your device manufacturer, externally detached or wireless touchpad devices included. To ensure that you get the appropriate device driver for your system, download your Synaptics device driver from your system manufacturer's support website.

It is worth a shot though. Good luck!
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07 May 2013   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Why not just download the Generic Synaptics driver based on whether your system is x-64 or x-86. I've found some laptops have a very irritating habit of the cursor jumping all over the place at random making decent data or text entry almost impossible -- however replacing the "Official" driver by the generic synaptics driver invariably cures the problem.

If you've never seen the problem - you are lucky - but if you've had it then it's one of the worst experiences you can ever have with a computer.

The Generic driver also allows you to disable the touch pad as well - great for people like me who even always a mouse with a laptop. It works on almost ALL laptops -- and certainly most ACER ones.

(Works on W8 as well for anybody thinking of installing W8).

Cheers
jimbo
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07 May 2013   #18
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Just saw this
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How do I enable or disable the touchpad on my computer?
How do I enable or disable the touchpad on my computer?

The touchpad on your Acer computer may be disabled by pressing a certain key combination. This same key combination also enables the touchpad.

On most Acer notebooks, to disable or enable the touchpad press and hold the Fn key down and press the F6 or F7 key.
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Seems simple but might help
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