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Windows 7: Need help enabling the touchpad


22 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Need help enabling the touchpad

I have a new Dell inspiron 14R with Windows 7. Somehow I disabled the touchpad and I'm not sure how to undo it. I saw a little box pop up on the right hand side of the screen that said the touchpad was now disabled. I wasn't doing anything different at the time and I was not using a wireless mouse. I've restarted the computer and its still locked. Can anyone help me?

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22 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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22 Dec 2010   #3

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

If you go to your control panel and goto hardware and sound and select mouse you will find your touch pad there.

The tab may be under device settings or some other name.

There you should find a way to enable it.

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22 Dec 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hkrn44 View Post
I have a new Dell inspiron 14R with Windows 7. Somehow I disabled the touchpad and I'm not sure how to undo it. I saw a little box pop up on the right hand side of the screen that said the touchpad was now disabled. I wasn't doing anything different at the time and I was not using a wireless mouse. I've restarted the computer and its still locked. Can anyone help me?
Welcome to the forum,

See if this helps you with that, it says you need an external mouse to do this.

Maybe someone will come along with a better answer for you.

How to Enable the Touchpad on My Laptop | eHow.com
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22 Dec 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

on your keyboard will be a key with Fn on it if you press this key and maybe F8 at the same time it will enable touchpad or a combination of Fn and another f number ,it may even have a symbol on the key which shows touchpad icon, good luck
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