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Laptop apparently uses default touchpad drivers ?

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    Laptop apparently uses default touchpad drivers ?


    Just got a new laptop - the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7548 series with an i7 5500u, 8gb ram, and the radeon r7 m270

    Trying to compile all the drivers for it so that I can remove the factory OS and install a clean 8.1 Pro and do all my system imaging and stuff for it. But I just cannot find the touchpad driver. It does not exist on Dell's driver page for this laptop (tried both the normal site and the FTP link given by someone on here in the OEM drivers thread)

    So the next logical step I thought, still having the factory OS installed, just check device manager. And under "human interface devices" I see "HID compliant touch pad" and under the properties I see that its using the Microsoft default driver dated sometime in 2006 (!) ... Is it using the default driver because this touchpad is one of those ones engineered with the help of MS? Their "precision" touchpads I believe they are called. Either way it works brilliantly, really good sensitivity, muiltitouch, etc. I just want to make sure when I wipe out the factory install it will work likewise (I of course have taken an image of the factory drive before even booting the machine up for the first time so I can restore)

    Screenshot of device manager attached...
    Cheers


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    Since it is using a Microsoft driver now it should re-install just fine on its own.
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    Truthfully i believe as you see it now with microsoft drivers, it will work just fine when put Windows 8.1 on it. Be only a concern if this was a separate touchpad you added on to laptop, but as this is built into it, there is no brand drivers required for it.

    Just make sure to check for updates on Dell's site for other device drivers for this laptop for Windows 8.1, 32 bit or 64bit whichever it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Since it is using a Microsoft driver now it should re-install just fine on its own.
    ditto,beat me by a minute,lol
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    Cheers guys.... I've been searching frantically for the touchpad driver so this is good
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Since it is using a Microsoft driver now it should re-install just fine on its own.
    ditto,beat me by a minute,lol
    Faster at the keys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Since it is using a Microsoft driver now it should re-install just fine on its own.
    ditto,beat me by a minute,lol
    Faster at the keys.
    YW..........Hmm...yes, more at the mouse ( trackball) ,but we thought the same, even though your fingers were faster. Let me check what category you fall in under on that ages post here,
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    Om my ASUS laptop my touchpad works like a basic mouse with Windows default drivers. Point and click is about it. To get the two finger scroll to work and all the other gestures to work I have to install the ASUS Smart Gesture Utility. It's not listed under drivers on the ASUS site. It may be the same deal with Dell. Just a heads up, you may have been looking in the wrong section of their downloads. being a Dell it should have a Service Tag Number. Plug that number into the Dell site and it show everything for that specific model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Om my ASUS laptop my touchpad works like a basic mouse with Windows default drivers. Point and click is about it. To get the two finger scroll to work and all the other gestures to work I have to install the ASUS Smart Gesture Utility. It's not listed under drivers on the ASUS site. It may be the same deal with Dell. Just a heads up, you may have been looking in the wrong section of their downloads. being a Dell it should have a Service Tag Number. Plug that number into the Dell site and it show everything for that specific model.
    Yeah thats what I had done - no touchpad drivers on the Dell site. And using the factory install of 8.1 core there are no touchpad drivers installed, just the "Microsoft basic driver"
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    older model used synaptics pointing device driver site Drivers

    Although looking at your model on Dell here are these drivers you looked at, latest dated march 26 2015 although for mouse and keyboard. Right, nothing else shown for touchpad. Try to call Dell
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