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Laptop apparently uses default touchpad drivers ?

  1. #11


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Yeah I used to have last years model and it used Synaptics. I honestly doubt calling them will yield anything as (not to toot my own horn ) i'll probably know more than the person on the other end. Anyway thanks for the response. I think what i'll try and do is just see how it runs and if its running obviously bad i'll try and contact Dell via their Twitter, that has worked out for me in the past.
    Cheers

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  2. #12


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    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Maltesespace View Post
    Yeah I used to have last years model and it used Synaptics. I honestly doubt calling them will yield anything as (not to toot my own horn ) i'll probably know more than the person on the other end. Anyway thanks for the response. I think what i'll try and do is just see how it runs and if its running obviously bad i'll try and contact Dell via their Twitter, that has worked out for me in the past.
    Cheers
    Hey, i know what you mean when i call support always feel like i am teaching them a bit or two, having enough knowledge yourself, but won't hurt to call, twittering...not sure about that being any better. Your most welcome. Windows 8.1 still has it's issues as i have found out too.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Yeah agreed. Like i said if i run into issues when I stop being lazy and decide to clean install, I will contact them... As of right now i'm bored of windows (just spent the last few weeks learning sysprep and imaging and the like) and now decided to install Fedora...for fun...

    Agreed, 8.1 has issues. IMO Win7 is a better OS, but I have gotten used to 8.1 and with update 1 it isn't bad at all i've found.
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  4. #14


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    For a second thinking of a Hat, Fedora, lol. As never saw this yet. Having issue myself lately posted here i am stumped on, could be related to Windows 8.1 compatibility or an update which caused this. Good luck !
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  5. #15


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Yeah... The things techies do when they are bored: Quad-boot my system and try and learn Linux (i've never done much with it, and know basics of OS X, but I like Windows better than either of those)
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    md c:\Drivers
    Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:C:\Drivers

    that command will export all non-Microsoft drivers from your host system..

    then you can mount the CLEAN install.wim and import your drivers and product key into the install.wim

    Then you apply the new driver infused install.wim to your windows partition

    GETDRIVERS.CMD
    Code:
    @echo off
    title EXPORT SYSTEM DRIVERS
    color 17
    ECHO.
    ECHO ===============================================================================
    ECHO.
    ECHO.              (A) EXPORT CURRENT WINDOWS INSTALLATION DRIVERS
    ECHO.
    ECHO.              (B) EXPORT OFF-LINE WINDOWS INSTALLATION DRIVERS
    ECHO.
    ECHO.              (X) EXIT THIS GET-DRIVERS PROGRAM
    ECHO. 
    ECHO ===============================================================================
    choice /c ABX /n /m  "PLEASE ENTER YOUR SELECTION"
    IF %ERRORLEVEL%==1 GOTO :CURRENT
    IF %ERRORLEVEL%==2 GOTO :OFFLINE
    IF %ERRORLEVEL%==3 GOTO :QUIT
    :CURRENT
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo.
    echo. EXPORTING CURRENT SYSTEM DRIVERS
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    md "%~dp0DRIVERS"
    Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:"%~dp0drivers"
    goto :end
    :OFFLINE
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. YOU HAVE CHOOSEN TO EXPORT DRIVERS FROM AN OFF-LINE WINDOWS INSTALLATION
    echo.
    set /p path="PLEASE ENTER THE DRIVE LETTER FOR THE OFFLINE INSTALLATION: "
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo.
    echo. EXPORTING OFF-LINE SYSTEM DRIVERS
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    md "%~dp0DRIVERS"
    Dism /Image:%path%:\ /Export-Driver /Destination:"%~dp0drivers"
    goto :end
    :END
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. 
    echo. THE SYSTEM DRIVERS HAVE BEEN EXPORTED
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    pause
    goto :quit
    :QUIT
    exit /b
    IMAGEPREP.CMD
    Code:
    @echo off
    color 17
    title WINDOWS IMAGE PREP
    %windir%\system32\reg.exe query "HKU\S-1-5-19" >nul 2>&1 || (
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo.                 OPEN COMMAND PROMPT AND RUN AS AN ADMINISTRATOR
    echo.
    echo.                            PRESS ANY KEY TO EXIT
    echo ===============================================================================
    pause >nul
    goto :eof
    )
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. THIS PROGRAM WILL PREP THE SOURCE INSTALL.WIM FOR USE AS A RESET IMAGE
    echo.
    echo. ENTER THE DRIVE LETTER FOR THE INSTALL.WIM YOU WISH TO USE
    echo ===============================================================================
    set /p path="THEN HIT ENTER: "
    cls
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. ENTER THE COMPUTER NAME-WITHOUT SPACES, TO HELP ID THE SAVED IMAGE FOLDER
    echo ===============================================================================
    set /p folder="THEN HIT ENTER: "
    cls
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. ENTER THE WINDOWS ACTIVATION KEY YOU INTEND TO USE - INCLUDING DASHES
    echo ===============================================================================
    set /p productkey="THEN HIT ENTER: "
    md "%~dp0Base"
    md "%~dp0Mount"
    md "%~dp0%Folder%"
    cls
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. COPYING THE SOURCE INSTALL.WIM AND GETTING IT READY TO PROCESS
    echo ===============================================================================
    copy %path%:\sources\install.wim "%~dp0base\install.wim"
    Dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:"%~dp0base\install.wim" /Index:1 /MountDir:"%~dp0mount"
    attrib -s -r -h "%~dp0mount\Windows\System32\Recovery\winre.wim"
    copy "%~dp0mount\Windows\System32\Recovery\winre.wim" "%~dp0%folder%\boot.wim"
    cls
    if not exist "%~dp0drivers\" (goto :finish) else (
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo.
    echo. ADD THE DRIVERS FOUND IN DRIVERS FOLDER TO THE WINDOWS IMAGE?
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================                  
    choice /c yn /n /m "(Y)ES ADD TEMP\DRIVERS or (N)O TO CONTINUE"
    )
    if %errorlevel%==1 (
    Dism /Image:"%~dp0mount" /Add-Driver /Driver:"%~dp0drivers" /Recurse
    )
    if %errorlevel%==2 goto :finish
    goto :finish
    :finish
    cls
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. RESETTING THE PRODUCT KEY FOR INSTALL.WIN TO %PRODUCTKEY%
    echo ===============================================================================
    Dism /Image:"%~dp0mount" /Set-ProductKey:%productkey%
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. PERFORMING THE - WINDOWS FEATURES - ENABLE-DISABLE OPERATION
    echo ===============================================================================
    Dism /Image:"%~dp0mount" /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /Source:%path%:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. PROCESSING THE FINAL STEPS FOR THE INSTALL.WIM 
    echo ===============================================================================
    Dism /Unmount-Image /MountDir:"%~dp0mount" /Commit /LogLevel:1
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"%~dp0base\install.wim" /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:"%~dp0%folder%\Install.wim" /CheckIntegrity
    goto :winre
    :winre
    cls
    if not exist "%~dp0drivers\" (goto :end) else (
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo.
    echo. ADD THE DRIVERS FOUND IN DRIVERS FOLDER TO THE BOOT IMAGE?
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================                  
    choice /c yn /n /m "(Y)ES TO ADD DRIVERS or (N)O TO CONTINUE"
    )
    if %errorlevel%==1 (
    md "%~dp0MountB"
    move "%~dp0%folder%\boot.wim" "%~dp0base\boot.wim"
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo. ADDING THE SYSTEM DRIVERS TO THE WINDOWS BOOT.WIM 
    echo ===============================================================================
    Dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:"%~dp0base\boot.wim" /index:1 /MountDir:"%~dp0mountb"
    Dism /Image:"%~dp0mountb" /Add-Driver /Driver:"%~dp0Drivers" /Recurse
    Dism /Unmount-Image /MountDir:"%~dp0mountb" /Commit /LogLevel:1
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"%~dp0base\Boot.wim" /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:"%~dp0%folder%\Boot.wim" /CheckIntegrity
    )
    if %errorlevel%==2 goto :wimboot
    goto :wimboot
    :wimboot
    ECHO.
    ECHO ===============================================================================
    ECHO.                   
    ECHO.      WOULD YOU LIKE TO PREPARE CURRENT IMAGES FOR USE AS WIMBOOT IMAGES?
    ECHO.                  
    ECHO ===============================================================================
    choice /c yn /n /m "(Y)ES or (N)O: "
    if %errorlevel%==1 (
    move "%~dp0%folder%\install.wim" "%~dp0base\install.wim"
    Dism /Export-Image /WIMBoot /SourceImageFile:"%~dp0base\install.wim" /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:"%~dp0%folder%\Install-wimboot.wim"
    rename "%~dp0\%folder%\boot.wim" WinRE-wimboot.wim
    Dism /Get-ImageInfo /imagefile:"%~dp0%folder%\install-wimboot.wim" /Index:1
    )
    if %errorlevel%==2 goto :done
    goto :done
    :done
    rmdir /s /q "%~dp0base"
    rmdir /s /q "%~dp0mount"
    if exist "%~dp0mountb" (rmdir /s /q "%~dp0mountb")
    if exist "%~dp0drivers" (rmdir /s /q "%~dp0drivers")
    echo.
    echo ===============================================================================
    echo.                   
    echo. THE PREPARED IMAGE FILES ARE LOCATED IN FOLDER - "%~DP0%FOLDER%"
    echo.                  
    echo ===============================================================================
    pause
    exit
    Last edited by KYHI; 21 Apr 2015 at 12:21.
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  7. #17


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    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Wow, that is new one on me. Have the smarts KYHI Post person still has issue can try this,

    Like that Windows 3.1 > Windows 8.1 on your profile, remember those days of 3.1
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  8. #18


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Cheers KYHI! I had known how to export the drivers but not how to import them to my WIM. Brilliant. Slightly related but kind of unrelated, due to this touchpad driver being native to Windows 8.1, I can't get my touchpad working properly under Win7. Even if I export the driver from the Win8.1 partition, then try and re-import it (using device manager) , it acts like it is installed , tells me to reboot, I do, and touchpad still doesn't work.
    Driver version 6.3.9600 on Win8.1.1, even if I try and force import that driver to Win7 the version stays at 6.1.7600.

    Tried generic synaptics drivers, those did nothing apart from making the sensitivity a little better, but still no multitouch or being able to click in the middle of the touchpad.

    Not a huge deal as I am only installing Win7 for testing/curiosity to see how it runs on my new laptop. Just a sign that the times are changing.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Malt,
    This is my dell Multi-touch Windows 7 Driver > https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbj56aicej...river.zip?dl=0
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    And for those of you that do not have an install.wim, but do have a decrypted install.esd
    Here is a program that will convert the .esd to .wim format

    Reason being you can not MOUNT an install.esd file, you can only apply an install.esd file.. Because of this you can not prep your install.esd > it has to be a *.wim file
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