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Can't get rid of charms and clock on 8.1; tried everything

  1. #21


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Okay, it's now getting hopeless. Maybe I'll just totally revert to Linux until Windows 9 which I hear is supposed to fix this crap. I went to the Synaptics website and downloaded what appeared to be the correct driver, but when I tried to install it, it failed. Synaptics recommends that users download drivers from their computer manufacturer's site and not theirs. So I went back to the Asus website and again confirmed that no other driver seems applicable to this particular ASUS model (U56E). While I might be misunderstanding things, I'm getting weary and it appears that Windows 8.1 has beaten me. Grrr...

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  2. #22


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    Maybe I'm necromancing the post, but this was useful for me to fix this annoying issue:

    Make a backup of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\PlugInConfig\Defaults\CustomZones and all sub-keys, then delete it. Tested under Win8.1 using Synaptics v17.0.15 drivers (Razer not generic) and v18

    to edit the registry, run regedit
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  3. #23


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    It WORKED!! THANK YOU!!


    After all these months SUCCESS. quimnuss I owe you! THANK YOU.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    Not my finding, but I am glad I helped someone I was getting so very frustrated too!
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