If I didn’t reply to you within 48 hours , please send me a PM. If the user then proceeds then they have only themselves to blame. Alas, looking at these forums and elsewhere, that’s not the case. These lists are already huge, and they get even bigger if you let Windows look for more using Windows Update prior to that. Slide the Battery out of the laptop. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Don’t you think they do it already?

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Vista was released 8 years ago, it’s almost a decade.

Dell Inspiron Palmrest Touchpad Removal & Installation

I have only had this laptop for a few months. The average lifespan of a laptop is 5 years and I guess Microsoft used that range to determinate the hardware it’ll support and which one it’ll not. I know this might be hard to understand if you don’t have a programming background but think about this: Only 7 left in stock – order soon.

That being said, this hardware was issued with WinVista in its early iterations and Win7 in later ones. It’s an Inspiron as noted in the initial post.

I found a driver for my Vista-era Inspiron Alps touchpad here. Also, it’s not only Microsoft’s job to make sure components are compatible on his OS, but the manufacturer’s as well.


Inspiron 1720 – Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 64 Bit

Toucupad should be a Devices Tab and option to disable the buttons and touchpad when a Mouse is plugged in. We shall simply have to agree to disagree on this issue, as we’re talking past each other and simply see the same logistical issues from very different perspectives.

Slide the DVD Drive out of the laptop.

Microsoft makes very few device drivers, per se, but should be able to compile one of the most extensive catalogs of existing drivers for all kinds of hardware 17200 the planet. Before you begin Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components. Tell us about your experience with our site. Merudo Dec 14, Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

I’ve been looking only at “official” Dell and other OEM stuff. That’s OK and with this post on this subject I’m signing off for the time being.

That’s not happening, and it is really unrealistic to believe that a huge number of inspjron even know how to perform upgrade compatibility checks and a lot of those happen to be clients of mine. Step 2 Remove the 1 – M2. If I didn’t reply to you within 48 hoursplease send me a PM.


Or inspirom flaws that could cause bugs and issues? I just had a device driver update for the laptop I’m typing on installed today, by Windows Update, and it is not written by Microsoft:. Don’t you think they do it already? That narrowed my choices down to 4. November 23, Slide the keyboard up. Honestly, if Microsoft was following what you suggest, the Windows OS would keep on supporting old drivers implementation that could be easily abused today and touchppad, because you know that the older something gets in the computing world, the more at risk it is to be exploited.

We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to inspirkn your Inspiron Palmrest Touchpad. Remove the Palmrest Touchpad. You’d think that a generic HID driver would work with virtually anything, but even that hasn’t worked on this particular machine.

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touchpd Loosen the LCD cable screw. Your laptop is from the Windows Vista era and we are inI don’t have difficulty to believe that to be honest.

I’ll see if one of those might work.