Laptop Touchpad

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Steve, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I just installed RC1 and the installation went very well. One small item
    that is creating a major headache. The RC1 does not support the driver for
    my HP laptops touchpad. The touchpad is working but is installed as a PS2
    mouse therefore all of the extended funcunality if the touchpad does not
    work...such as scrolling. I have searched for a driver from ALPS and have
    been unsucessful. Does anyone have any suggextions to find a Vista driver
    that would return full functunality of my touchpad.

    On another note...what happened to the toolbar that is similar to the mac
    with the icons that grow when you pass over them with a mouse. I thought I
    had read previously that Vista was to incorporate this into the new OS?
     
    Steve, Oct 9, 2006
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  2. Steve

    Gene Fitz Guest

    Your touchpad is a synaptics PS2 touchpad device. It will show up as a PS2
    device. There is no updated driver for it yet. I wish I could give you better
    news. My laptop has one as well. I upgraded to touchpad "off" and added a
    Microsoft Wireless Notebook mouse instead.
    Synaptics site has nothing about Vista nor have they put any Vista
    Compatible drivers out. The driver for the touchpad off your "Driver Recovery
    Disk" will work, if you start by going to the device manager and choosing the
    "update driver" option. It will load the driver.
    It will load the driver, but you will still be notified of a compatibility
    issue. Note: it may cause the driver to crash as well. I tried it with mine,
    but I didn't like the result, so I restored from a backup. So if you choose
    to try to install the driver, do so at your own risk. Now, you can choose
    what you want to do, or what you can live with. That's all you. I am just
    giving you what I have learned so far.
     
    Gene Fitz, Oct 10, 2006
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