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Unable to install newer driver for ELAN touchpad

  1. #1

    Unable to install newer driver for ELAN touchpad


    Hi,
    I have upgraded to 8.1 from 8(OEM) through the Store, when I tried to install the ELAN driver for 8.1 from Acer, installer says the driver installed but in device manager it shows only "PS2 compatible driver", the old driver works but it doesn't include "ETDctrl.exe" in Startup, I have to manually start it by going to Control Panel, HW and Mouse.
    Is there anyway I could make ETDctrl.exe start when windows start? Thanks in advance for any suggestion and help.
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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hi ,

    You could use task sequencer, so to do this bring up your start screen and type schedule task. Load up that application.

    Then right click your task sequencer library and create a basic task. From that you can create a trigger to say when the computer starts load this application.

    Hope that helps,

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  3. #3


    Thank you Harry, I am going to try it now.

    EDIT: Yes, that solved my issue, Thanks again for the help
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Not a problem give me a shout if you need more help. I did not have a machine to take any screenshots on earlier.

    There is an example tutorial:

    Task Scheduler

    Cheers,
    Harry
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