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Windows 8 ALPS TouchPad Driver

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    Windows 8 ALPS TouchPad Driver


    I have good news for laptop users with built in ALPS Touchpads. Acer/Gateway (same company) have been generous to create a new driver for Windows 8 32/64-bit users.

    To make sure that your ALPS Touchpad may be compatible with this new driver for Windows 8, make sure that before upgrading to Windows 8, in Windows 7 open Device Manager, check the "Mice and other pointing devices" category and your Touchpad should be listed as "ALPS Pointing-device".

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    If it is, then you are a candidate to install the newly released drivers. Click the link for a direct download from Gateway.

    The link below is for driver verison 8.100.2020.112 (Windows 8 32/64-bit)

    http://global-download.gateway.com/G...TEWAY&SC=PA_6G

    The link below is for driver verison 8.100.2020.116 (Windows 8 32/64-bit)

    http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...31503054303608

    Instructions:

    1. Unzip the file.
    2. Double-click on setup icon and install.
    3. Reboot.


    After installation, this new driver adds Windows 8 gestures that are found on Microsoft Surface and other tablets for the TouchPad. There are other features there, but those are up to you to experiment with.

    You can access the TouchPad settings by either clicking the TouchPad icon in the taskbar or by going to Mouse Properties in Control Panel.

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    For users that have tried this driver and the swipe gestures do not work, it might be that your ALPS TouchPad uses a slightly different driver. Here are some alternative Windows 8 ALPS TouchPad drivers available.

    I have not tested these, but users from other forums say these drivers have worked for them. Proceed with caution.


    Dell ALPS TouchPad Driver for Windows 8*:

    Dell ALPS TouchPad Driver | Dell United States


    Fujitsu ALPS TouchPad Driver for Windows 8 (64-bit)*:

    http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/COM...0831_W8-64.exe

    *Double-click on a file called "DPInst.exe" to install the driver.
    Last edited by BlueMasterFX; 16 Aug 2013 at 09:33 PM. Reason: Made post a bit cleaner. Added extra info.


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    Clarification


    Just upgraded my Dell laptop to Windows 8 and could not deactivate touchpad when using Bluetooth or USB mouse. I downloaded the ZIP file using the link above, unzipped it, and installed it. I works on my Dell Inspiron 1545. The ZIP file contains both 32 and 64 bit versions. Many thanks for guidance and explanation.
    Last edited by DeZutter; 08 Dec 2012 at 04:20 PM. Reason: missing info
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    Thank you Mr. BlueMasterFX


    I have Acer Extensa 4630 running in windows 8.1
    It works with it.

    I was looking for this driver long away.

    Thank you again
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    TouchPad on Dell Experion 1545 with Windows 8.1


    I am now using Windows 8.1 on an Dell Inspiron 1545 and have found that the ALPS TouchPad driver that works best for me is this one from Dell:
    Input_Driver_FGG85_WN_8.1200.101.214_A02.EXE and the newer 8.1200.101.218, A00 will not install.
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