Once again, this touchpad brand was used for many, many years. Philly ‘burbs Local time: This laptop was made in , is less than 10 years old, and while that’s old there are still lots of them in existence and running. Any touchpad on any laptop by a major maker from at least forward is, to my mind, fundamental. How satisfied are you with this reply?

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How to turn off touch pad on my Inspiron using Window’s 7 – Microsoft Community

Microsoft’s job insiron to provide drivers, it’s to provide a platform where hardware manufacturer can write drivers so their hardware can be used on the OS.

This thread is locked. I am more than aware of the logistics involved in what I propose. Honestly, if Microsoft was following what you suggest, the Windows OS would keep on supporting old drivers implementation that could be easily abused today and exploited, because you know that the older something gets in the computing world, the more at risk it is to be exploited.

Dell Inspiron 1720 touchpad problem

Quite a bit of older equipment doesn’t have any “official” driver for Win10 but the official driver for inepiron earlier version of Windows will work. It’s unofficial, but I figured I didn’t have anything to lose.

MerudoDec 14,innspiron forum: I actually expect that OS providers will maintain extensive databases of correct device drivers for specific hardware in this day and age for long, long after that hardware is current.


Well my dell inspiron saga is continuing! I have the same question 1. This is driving me mad, and if I can’t solve it soon I think I’ll be making this particular laptop into a Linux machine just because I’d like to have it function on some level. I’ll see if one of those might work. Travel is inspirno to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Finally ordered my new SSD’s and battery. Posted 05 November – Your name or email address: Any other drivers that exists are unofficial, could be malicious, buggy or simply work for a few users with special setups.

Dell Inspiron touchpad problem | NotebookReview

This being said, it seems like Alps Electric stopped making touchpads for more recent version of Windows, so why should Microsoft continue supporting them? Since this laptop was functioning perfectly in pretty much every way up until the moment I did the Win10 Preview installation, and the issues began almost immediately, I feel that a hardware issue is not likely at the root of it.

Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed. My drivers are all up to date and there is no mousepad to disable.

If you want, I give it a look but I need to model number of your laptop. Ibspiron the keyboard up. User Replied on September 30, Several functions may not work.


I just had a device driver update for the laptop I’m typing on installed today, by Windows Update, and it is not written by Microsoft:. Dell repair manual service precautions.

That’s not happening, and it is really unrealistic to believe that a huge number of users even know how to perform touchpac compatibility checks and a lot of those happen to be clients of mine. I’ve been looking only at “official” Dell and other OEM stuff. Step 4 Remove the 3 – M2.

We shall simply have to agree to disagree on this issue, as we’re talking past each other and simply see the same logistical issues from very different perspectives. 11720 was never perfect, but it was more consistent earlier toucnpad than it is now. Please tell me why it should be Microsoft’s job to do that? So I think that Microsoft is already doing that, but it doesn’t means that it have to keep in a catalog every single drivers published in the last 10 years for their OS, even less if the OS is new.