Dell Touchpad Drivers


 

Introduction

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There have been numerous Touchpad issues with the release of Windows 8 and Windows 10. Although the Windows 7 drivers can be installed in Windows 10 or Windows 8 its been reported that the device doesn’t function completely. Especially for scrolling or in some cases the Touchpad becomes completely unresponsive. Dell are unlikely to update the Touchpad drivers for systems they have not stated to support Windows 10. For those with older hardware they are simply left unsupported. Windows 10 will install a generic driver from 2006 which will in most cases give the Touchpad limited functionality. Although the Windows Vista/7 driver for the Touchpad is customised for the Touchpad, it often won’t install properly with Windows 10 rejecting the driver and preferring its own generic one. This can lead to hindered performance regarding the Touchpad.

Due to all the previous issues with OEMs and Touchpads there is a future push for Microsoft to natively support new Touchpads, so called “Precision Touchpads” going forward. However there have been some similar issues on these devices also… and it won’t help for those with older hardware which this guide is focused on.

The last iteration of Windows 10 Touchpad drivers released before the inbuilt Precision Touchpads were pushed through often work with older Touchpads much better than the generic 2006 driver. However in most cases the installer will reject the hardware, it therefore has to be force installed via the Device Manager. Attempt to use the latest Dell Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Devices with Synaptics Touchpads and the latest Dell Alps Touchpad Drivers for Devices with Alps Touchpads. This covers the bulk of Dell models but there are one or two with a Cypress or Elan Touchpads. Extraction of the old Touchpad Driver listed by Dell for your specific model should allow you to determine if your Touchpad is Synaptics or Alps. If unsure try the Synaptics one first and then the Alps one second using the procedure outlined.

Note getting the latest correct Touchpad driver in terms of unofficial driver sets can be a bit difficult and requires a bit of experimentation. I recommend trying with the newest .exe first and if it doesn’t work then go for the older versions. I have listed all the versions I have found so far and Dell’s OS compatibility. This may take several versions to test on your specific model.

Please note I am an individual, not Dell and not an organisation and as a consequence don’t have access to all Dell Hardware to test.

Please comment on your findings so I can update the list at the bottom which is populated by other people’s testing on their models.

If someone has tested your model and decided to stick with an older driver then they probably have a working solution… however perhaps never tried the latest driver (I update this page quite often). You may want to experiment with the latest driver or fall back on their findings.

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Extract the Windows 10 Driver

Double click the driver:

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Accept the User Account Control:

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Select Extract:

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Select Downloads and make a new folder, call it Touchpad:

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Select ok and then close:

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Go to the Downloads folder and select the extracted Touchpad folder:

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Look for the 64 Bit folder (assuming you’re using 64 Bit Windows 10):

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Select the address of the Download location and right click it then left click copy:

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Note if you do not see a separate x64 or x86 and only see a .exe after extracting. You may have to further extract using a utility like 7zip (I advise 7zip version 9.20 because it works better in my testing):

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Then you can look in the extracted folder:

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To find the x64 folder with the drivers:

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You can then copy this address like before:

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Force the Install via the Device Manager

For best results remove any USB mouse attached to the system.

Right click the Start Button and Select Device Manager:

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Expand Mice and other Pointing Devices, select “PS/2 Compatible mouse” or “Dell Touchpad” or any other similar devices and then right click:

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Select properties:

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Select the Driver tab

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You will be told the driver version and date. In this case the generic 2006 Microsoft driver is used. Select update driver…

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Select Browse my computer for driver software:

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Select let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer:

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Select Have Disk:

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Paste in the 64 Bit extracted location then select ok:

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Left click the Dell Touchpad and select next:

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Accept yes at the warning:

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The driver will install:

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Select close:

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You will see the driver version of the touchpad has now been updated:

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Select yes to restart:

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Test the Touchpad!

Play around and see how it works and how stable it is.

There have been numerous problems with TouchPad drivers in Windows 8 and 10 so I would appreciate it if you left feedback in the comments on what Touchpad driver works best for you in your system.

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Video Instructions

This video is made by RedDragonTechUK. Watch it on YouTube and leave him a like and a comment:

Alps

Cypress

Elantech

Synaptics

Adamo Laptop

Adamo 13 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Ken10254 Synaptics 19.0.15.2.

Inspiron Laptop

Inspiron 640m/E1405 – Windows 10 32 and 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1

Inspiron 1318 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1

Inspiron 1420 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
Tested by Noname Alps 8.1200.101.209

Inspiron 1464 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Juan Alps 8.1200.101.209

Inspiron 1501 – Windows 10 32 and 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1

Inspiron 1520 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Larry D Synaptics 15.3.2.1

Inspiron 1526 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by James Alps 8.1200.101.217

Inspiron 1545 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by LES Alps 8.1200.101.217

Inspiron 1564 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by ShawnW Alps 8.1200.101.217

Inspiron 1720 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Inspiron 3152 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by TK Synaptics 19.0.15.15

Inspiron 3421 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Biren Synaptics 19.0.15.2

Inspiron 3451 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by TheShmulie Synaptics 19.5.2

Inspiron 3537 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.9.4

Inspiron 3737 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.9.4

Inspiron 5523 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Atreyu Synaptics 19.0.27.3

Inspiron 5537 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.9.4

Inspiron 5558 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Hassan al-baghdadi Synaptics 19.15.2

Inspiron 5737 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell 19.0.9.4

Inspiron 6400/E1505 – Windows 10 32 and 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1
Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Neato Synaptics 13.2.2.2.2

Inspiron 7520 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell with Elan 15.3.0.14

Inspiron 7568 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Delight Synaptics 19.0.27.3

Inspiron 9400/E1705 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested but should share the same driver as the 6400 Synaptics 13.2.2.2.2

Inspiron N5010 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Varley Synaptics 19.0.15.2

Latitude Laptop

Latitude 3300 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude 6430u – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude D420 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Latitude D430 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Latitude D530 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Latitude D620 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Latitude D630 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 BitTested by Philip Yip and David Gutman Alps 8.1200.101.217

Latitude D631 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Latitude D820 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Tested by Philip Yip Alps 8.1200.101.217

Latitude D830 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Tested by Nomen Nescio Alps 8.1200.101.217

Latitude E4310 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E5420 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Bernie Oliver Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E5410 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E5420 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E5420M – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E5430 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E5510 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested By Philip Yip Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E5520 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118
Tested by W 8.1206.101.112

Latitude E5520M – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E5530 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E6410 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Luke Siragusa Alps 10.1207.101.109

Latitude E6220 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E6230 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E6320 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E6330 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E6410 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E6420 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Jim Baker Alps 10.1207.101.109

Latitude E6430 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E6510 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Laszlo Alps 8.1200.230

Latitude E6520 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude E6530 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118

Latitude XT3 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Precision Laptop

Precision M65 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Precision M2300 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Precision M4300 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Precision M4500 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Precision M4600 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Precision M4700 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118

Precision M6300 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1

Precision M6600 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Alexander Alps 10.1207.101.113

Precision M6700 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.113

Studio Laptop

Studio 1555 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by pkway with Synaptics 16.6.13.0

Studio 1747 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Buddey with Synaptics 19.0.19.1 by installation via the Device Manager.

Vostro Laptop

Vostro 1000 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1

Vostro 1320 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104 (newer one 8.1206.101.118 or 8.1200.101.217 should work)

Vostro 1400 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Vostro 1500 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1

Vostro 1520 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104 (newer one 8.1206.101.118 or 8.1200.101.217 should work)

Vostro 1700 – Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217

Vostro 1720 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Floh with Alps 7.4.102.104 (newer one 8.1206.101.118 or 8.1200.101.217 should work)

Vostro 3330 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Henry with Synaptics 19.0.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).

Vostro 3558 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Thomas Yanez with Synaptics 19.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).

Vostro 3560 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell with Elan 15.3.0.14

Vostro 3700 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Jimmy Synaptics 19.0.15.2

Vostro V131 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by ysiu Synaptics 18.1.48.1 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).

XPS Laptop

XPS L421x – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.9.4

XPS L501x – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by RedDragonUKTech with Synaptics 19.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).

XPS L502x – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Mark Finney Synaptics 19.15.2

XPS L511z – Windows 10 64 Bit Cypress 2.5.3.72

XPS L321x – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Cypress 2.5.1.72 – If you test Cypress 2.5.3.72 on this model let me know.

XPS L322x – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by AndriiT Cypress 2.5.3.72

XPS L521x – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by AZ Roach Synaptics 19.0.15.2

XPS L702x – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Jim Synaptics 19.0.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).

XPS M1210 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1
Windows 7 64 Bit Tested by Maxwachtel Synaptics 15.3.2.1

XPS M1330 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Romulus Synaptics 15.3.2.1

XPS M1530 – Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by R with Alps 8.1200.101.217

XPS M1710 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1
Windows 7 Tested by Deomandinka Synaptics 10.1.2

XPS M1730 – Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1

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291 thoughts on “Dell Touchpad Drivers

  1. Hi Philip,
    I am running Windows 10 64-bit on the Inspiron 1520. I had tried some of the newer Synaptics drivers and couldn’t get any of them to install. After reading your reply, I tried the Synaptics 15.3.2.1 driver, and it worked! So thanks again, you are the best!

  2. I have clean installed Windows 10 Creator’s Update (1703) on a Studio 1558 Memory: 8GB; CPU: i7-720QM, Chipset: HM55; Wireless: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN; Display: AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470. I used the “touchpad_synaptics_w84_x10_a02_setup-nvcd2_zpe” for the Touchpad. I tried the Synaptics – 19.0.27.9, 19.0.27.3, 19.0.19.1 and the Dell 16.6.13.0. I ended up using the Dell 16.2.10.3 as the Touchpad seems to work the best. The first two Synaptics drivers caused a complete loss of the Touchpad. Good thing I remembered the keyboard shortcuts for shutting down (Alt+F4). Otherwise, I would have had to do a hard reboot. The Generic Synaptics and the Dell 16.6.13.0 drivers worked, but, there were issues when trying to copy and paste. Unfortunately, I cannot remember or find how I came up with the Dell 16.2.10.3 driver file. I’ll keep looking. It came off the Dell ftp site. I saved all the links but there are over 50 of them. I’ll post the complete install order and driver name/version used, under the “Driver Sets”. Thank you Philip, for your VALUABLE documentation!!!! I would have never figured this out on my own.

  3. Thank you for this information! I have a Dell Adamo 13 with W10 Home version 1703 64 bit. I tried synaptics ver. 15.3.2.1 which worked with your installation instructions, but would not scroll in Edge and other Windows apps. I then installed ver. 19,0.15.2 the same way as before (after uninstalling the older version) and now I have two finger scrolling in everything! Much appreciated.

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