There are now two drivers available at the Gateway page - synaptics and elantech. Neither one produces the "touch pad settings" dialog posted by Vadikan. There is no "click pad disable" button on either screen. The upper left corner action = no change at all. fn+f7 gets gibberish about caret browsing.
I didn't do the "disable device installation" uninstall, because of the warning Vadikan attached.
1. In Device Manger, right-click your touchpad - Properties.
2. Post screenshots of tabs:
• Details with Hardware IDs selected from the drop-down
3. Open Mouse settings and post the tab with touchpad settings.
I still don't see the Driver tab displayed. Hardware IDs are not displayed either, so you may need to read my instructions more carefully. I don't care for image resolution, as long as I see what I asked for
All right, you've got the latest ELAN driver, but it doesn't look like it's detecting your touchpad properly. At least, there's no indication that it's a touchpad in the device manager and ELAN settings. This is something to address to Gateway technical support, actually.
Perhaps, other forum members will produce better ideas, but at this point I have nothing to offer except for the workaround that prevents device installation. It's reversible, meaning you'd have clear the restriction every time you install a new device. Therefore, I'd recommend plugging in all your home USB devices before using the workaround, so their drivers get installed before you disable installation.