How to Install Touchpad Precision Drivers on a Windows Laptopby Billy Mark Online Blogger
These days laptops are essential in our daily life. Before the laptops came, we lacked mobility and portability of computers. But now, we can take laptops anywhere with us in a backpack. The laptops use the touchpad as a primary inbuilt device to access the cursor. Have you recently changed your OS? If yes, then you may have to install some drivers for your touchpad to work correctly. What if the touchpad drivers are missing from your laptop? Don’t panic; we are here to help you. You can follow this article to learn the process.
Step 1: Check Your System’s Compatibility and Download Drivers
There are only two types of drivers available for Windows-based PC: Synaptics and Elan. Your device will support either of them, so before downloading you should verify what kind of driver your PC uses. To check this on your PC, follow the instructions given below:
1. First of all, right-click on your Start menu(located at the bottom-left corner and under the taskbar).
2. After that, click Device Manager.
3. Now find the “Mice and other pointing devices” option.
4. Double-click on it.
5. There you will notice what kind of driver you PC uses. You will find Elan pointing devices or synaptic pointing devices.
Note: If you own a Lenovo laptop, then you will see Lenovo pointing device which means Elan.
Now download the supported precision drivers from your manufacturer’s site.
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Step 2: Installing Windows Precision Drivers
Once you have downloaded the Windows touchpad drivers that are compatible with your device, your next step is to install them on your computer.
Ensure that you have got one mouse before updating or reinstalling the drivers. The mouse will do work in the hour of need. Let’s see the steps given below:
- hit the Start key on your PC and then search for device manager.
- Now right-click the device manager and then select Run as administrator.
- Open the Mice and other pointing devices.
- Find the touchpad drivers and then right-click on it.
- Now choose the ‘Update driver’ option. A new tab will show up on your screen.
- Select the option “Browse my computer for driver software.’
- Now click “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.”
- Hit the ‘Have disk’ option.
- Tap the Browse option located inside the ‘Install from disk’ tab.
- After that, find the driver that you downloaded in the first step.
- Choose the Autorun file and Open press button.
- A new window will show up, and again you need to tap OK.
- Now, wait for a while until the precision driver shows up on the list.
- Now you will get a notification saying that your hardware may not work after you install the driver. But, click the Yes option to update the driver.
- This will take a while to do the process.
- Now if asked for rebooting, press yes to restart your device. If not requested by the system, then manually do it.
Now the drivers are successfully installed and check if the touchpad is working smoothly.
If your touchpad is still not working correctly, then you go for a quick reinstallation of the driver.
Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.
Created on Sep 10th 2019 01:48. Viewed 28 times.