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Windows 7: How to get extra side buttons working?

09 Apr 2017   #1
Ethan Weegee

Dual Boot Windows 10 Home x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to get extra side buttons working?

I have an all-in-one desktop; Inspiron 20 3052. I recently got Windows 7 installed and working but one thing bugs me; the built in side buttons don't do anything (Besides the power button). They are supposed to turn brightness up, down, and turn the screen off. However, they didn't do anything, and when Windows Update installed drivers, they still didn't do anything.

I'm fairly certain that this is what the buttons are:

If these are the buttons, they don't have any drivers. Dell doesn't have any drivers on their site that seems to go with the buttons, either.


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09 Apr 2017   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Try here and get the Mouse, keyboard, and input device drivers

Dell drivers
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09 Apr 2017   #3
Ethan Weegee

Dual Boot Windows 10 Home x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Try here and get the Mouse, keyboard, and input device drivers

Dell drivers
The only thing there is basically a driver installer for wireless mouse adapters. It doesn't fix the problem. I have a wireless mouse, but Windows Update is a thing.
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09 Apr 2017   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried contacting Dell support?
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10 Apr 2017   #5
Ethan Weegee

Dual Boot Windows 10 Home x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Have you tried contacting Dell support?
Well, I checked, and the only options were to pay to get support (Under 5 years of age), run a scan to 'fix problems,' or use an interactive support agent. I tried the interactive support agent, but...
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