Dell Touchpad Drivers


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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.

Introduction

This guide is for older Dell Systems (<2016 Hardware). Going forward there is a future push for Microsoft to natively support new Touchpads, so called “Precision Touchpads” which should alleviate any OEM driver issues.

There have been numerous Touchpad issues with the release of Windows 8.x and Windows 10 primarily due to drivers.

  • Windows 10 will install a generic driver from 2006 which will in most cases give the Touchpad limited functionality.
  • Although the Windows Vista/Windows 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.
  • Newer driver releases, in many cases the last iteration of Windows 10 Touchpad drivers released often work with older Touchpads although they are not designed for the specific Touchpad in question.
  • In most cases the installer will reject the hardware, therefore one has to force install the Driver via the Device Manager.

This is an unofficial guide and covers a large range of hardware so unfortunately finding the best driver it is quite “experimental”. Fortunately however this unofficial guide is well-reached and many Dell customers have tested and reported the best driver for their system.

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.

Contents

Tested Driver Version or Suggested Driver Version for Dell Systems:

Driver Installation Instructions

  1. Extracting the Driver
  2. Force Installing the Driver via the Device Manager
  3. Testing the Driver
  4. Video Instructions

List of Dell Touchpad Driver Versions (by Vendor):

Alps and Synaptics are the most common vendors.

1. Extract the Driver

Download the suggested driver (if no driver is suggested then look at your Drivers and Downloads page and determine if the driver is Synaptics or Alps and try the latest version).

Extraction of the Driver depends on the Driver Package. For the Newer Driver Packages you should use the .exe to Extract the Driver to a specified folder. For the Older Driver Packages it is often better to use 7zip to extract the driver.

Variant A (Newer Driver Package)

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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Variant B (Older Driver Package)

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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2. Force Install the Driver via the Device Manager

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

Right click the Start Button and Select Device Manager:

Expand Mice and other Pointing Devices

Select “PS/2 Compatible mouse” or “Dell Touchpad” or any other similar devices and then right click and select properties:

Select the Driver tab

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

You can attempt to install the driver normally and then recheck the version in the Device Manager. In a large number of cases the driver will not be installed and Windows 10 will still continue to use its generic driver.

To amend this select update driver…

Select Browse my computer for driver software:

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

Select Have Disk:

Paste in the 64 Bit extracted location then select open:

Select ok:

Left click the Dell Touchpad and select next:

Accept yes at the warning:

The driver will install:

Select close:

 

Select yes to restart:

Right click the Start Button and Select Device Manager:

Expand Mice and other Pointing Devices and look for Dell Touchpad. Look for an ! mark.

If no ! is present right click it and select Properties:

Select Driver. You will see the driver version of the Touchpad has now been updated:

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If there is an ! then the driver has not taken and must be uninstalled. If the Touchpad is not-responsive or erratic you may need to plug in a USB mouse to do this.

Right click Dell Touchpad and select Uninstall:

Ensure to check “Delete the Driver Software for this Device” then select Uninstall:

Retry with an older version of the driver.

3. Test the Touchpad!

Right click the Start Button and select Settings:

Select Devices:

Select Touchpad:

Amend the settings to your preferences and play around with your Touchpad to see how it works and how stable it is…

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

Inspiron Laptop

  • Inspiron 640m/E1405 (June 2006)
    • Windows 10 32 and 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Inspiron 1110 (11z) (November 2009)
  • Inspiron 1318 (November 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Inspiron 1420 (June 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
    • Tested by Noname Alps 8.1200.101.209
  • Inspiron 1464 (July 2010)
  • Inspiron 1501 (November 2006)
    • Windows 10 32 and 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Inspiron 1520 (July 2007)
  • Inspiron 1526 (January 2008)
  • Inspiron 1545 (November 2008)
  • Inspiron 1564 (July 2010)
  • Inspiron 1720 (June 2007)
  • Inspiron 3152 (June 2015)
  • Inspiron 3421 (January 2013)
  • Inspiron 3451 (January 2015)
  • Inspiron 3537 – (August 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.9.4
  • Inspiron 3737 (October 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.9.4
  • Inspiron 5523 (October 2012)
  • Inspiron 5537 (August 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.9.4
  • Inspiron 5558 (March 2015)
  • Inspiron 5737 (August 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell 19.0.9.4
  • Inspiron 6400/E1505 (June 2006)
    • 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 (August 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell with Elan 15.3.0.14
  • Inspiron 7568 (September 2015)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Delight Synaptics 19.0.27.3
  • Inspiron 9400/E1705 (April 2016)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested but should share the same driver as the 6400 Synaptics 13.2.2.2.2
  • Inspiron N5010 (June 2010)

Latitude Laptop

  • Latitude D420 (June 2006)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude D430 (June 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Test by Paul Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude D530 (June 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude D620 (April 2006)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude D630 (May 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 BitTested by Philip Yip and David Gutman Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude D631 (May 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude D820 (April 2006)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Tested by Philip Yip Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude D830 (May 2007)
  • Latitude 3300
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118]
  • Latitude E4200 (September 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude E4300 (September 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude E4310 (May 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E5250 (September 2014)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.10
  • Latitude E5270 (January 2016)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E5400 (August 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.10.1217
  • Latitude E5410 (May 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E5420 (March 2011)
  • Latitude E5420M (March 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E5430 (June 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E5440 (October 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E5510 (May 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested By Philip Yip Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E5520 (March 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
    • Tested by W 8.1206.101.112
  • Latitude E5520M (March 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E5530 (June 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps Alps 10.1207.101.109 or 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E5540 (January 2014)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E5550 (October 2014)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E5570 (December 2015)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E6220 (May 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E6230 (June 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E6320 (March 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E6330 (June 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E6400 (August 2008)
  • Latitude E6410 (April 2010)
  • Latitude E6420 (March 2011)
  • Latitude E6430 (August 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude 6430u (August 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E6440 (September 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E6500 (August 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Latitude E6510 (March 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Laszlo Alps 8.1200.230
  • Latitude E6520 (March 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E6530 (October 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Latitude E6540 (September 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E7240 (July 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E7250 (November 2014)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Likely Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E7270 (January 2016)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Likely Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E7440 (September 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Likely Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E7450 (November 2014)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Likely Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude E7470 (January 2016)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Likely Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Latitude XT3 (August 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118

Precision Laptop

  • Precision M65 (April 2006)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Precision M2300 (November 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Precision M2400 (August 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Precision M2800 (April 2014)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Precision M3510 (December 2015)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Precision M3520 (December 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.119
  • Precision M3800 (February 2015)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.15.2
  • Precision M4300 (June 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Precision M4400 (August 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Precision M4500 (April 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Precision M4600 (May 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Precision M4700 (July 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 10.1207.101.109 or Alps 8.1206.101.118
  • Precision M4800 (September 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Precision M5510 (April 2016)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.15.21
  • Precision M5520 (January 2017)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.2.17.52
  • Precision M6300 (September 2007)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Precision M6400 (October 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Precision M6500 (December 2009)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Precision M6600 (May 2011)
  • Precision M6700 (July 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.1207.101.109
  • Precision M6800 (September 2013)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Precision 7520 (March 2017)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell 10.2207.101.114
  • Precision M7510 (October 2015)
    • Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Precision M7710 (November 2015)
    • Tested by Dell Alps 10.2207.101.108
  • Precision 7720 (March 2017)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell 10.2207.101.114

Studio Laptop

  • Studio 1435 (December 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Studio 1440 (June 2009)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104
  • Studio 1450 (August 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Studio 1457 (September 2009)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Studio 1458 (December 2009)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Studio 1535 (June 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104
  • Studio 1536 (June 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104
  • Studio 1537 (October 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104
  • Studio 1555 (October 2009)
  • Studio 1557 (October 2009)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 16.6.13.0
  • Studio 1558 (February 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 19.0.15.2 or Synaptics 16.6.13.0
  • Studio 1569 (February 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 19.0.15.2 or Synaptics 16.6.13.0
  • Studio 1735 (June 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104
  • Studio 1737 (November 2008)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104
  • Studio 1745 (October 2009)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 19.0.19.1
  • Studio 1747 (October 2009)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Buddey with Synaptics 19.0.19.1 by installation via the Device Manager.
  • Studio 1749 (February 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 19.0.19.1

Vostro Laptop

  • Vostro 1000 (July 2007)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Vostro 1320 (April 2009)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104
  • Vostro 1400 (July 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Vostro 1500 (July 2007)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Synaptics 15.3.2.1
  • Vostro 1520 (April 2009)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 7.4.102.104
  • Vostro 1700 (July 2007)
    • Windows 10 32 Bit & 64 Bit Untested Likely Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • Vostro 1720 (April 2009)
  • Vostro 3330 (April 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Henry with Synaptics 19.0.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).
  • Vostro 3550 (April 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Ivo with Synaptics 19.0.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).
  • Vostro 3558 (April 2015)
  • Vostro 3560 (October 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell with Elan 15.3.0.14
  • Vostro 3700 (April 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Jimmy Synaptics 19.0.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).
  • Vostro V131 (September 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by ysiu Synaptics 18.1.48.1 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).

XPS Laptop

Xtreme Performance Systems

  • XPS L221x
  • XPS L421x (July 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Dell Synaptics 19.0.9.4
  • XPS L501x (November 2010)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by RedDragonUKTech with Synaptics 19.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).
  • XPS L502x (March 2011)
  • XPS L511z (April 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Cypress 2.5.3.72
  • XPS L321x (February 2012)
  • XPS L322x (November 2012)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by AndriiT Cypress 2.5.3.72
  • XPS L521x (June 2012)
  • XPS L702x (March 2011)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by Jim Synaptics 19.0.15.2 (Manual Install via the Device Manager).
  • XPS M1210 (June 2006)
    • 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 (July 2007)
  • XPS M1530 (December 2007)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Tested by R with Alps 8.1200.101.217
  • XPS M1710 (April 2006)
  • XPS M1730 (September 2007)
    • Windows 10 64 Bit Untested Likely Synaptics 15.3.2.1
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339 thoughts on “Dell Touchpad Drivers

  1. Thank you very much!!!
    It worked with my Inspiron 1464 – Windows 10 64 Bit.
    Easily download the file and lauch it. Restart (and wait) and the issue is solved.

  2. Hi,

    I have the XPS 15 9530, the latest Synaptic drivers (Synaptics Touchpad – 19.15.2 Windows 10 64 Bit) work but not without problems. If I put the laptop to sleep, the Windows 10 gestures not longer work like their suppose to. For instance, 3 finger swipe up no longer brings up Task View, it instead brings up cortana! Only way to resolve this is by rebooting. I’m grateful for anyone with a solution.

      1. Hi, I’m davide and I’m from italy… I’ve got the new xps 13 9350 and I performed a clean install of windows with no hassle thanks to your guide. the problem is: this machine has the new NVMe PCIe ssd technology and a sigle slot for ssd, the bios set the sata operation by default on RAID but I’m not sure this is the best way to get the most out of the new technology. In fact now I have very bad write performance, far less good then samsung official benchmarks. I also read about disabling the cache flushing option in device policy, but is it a safe move?
        and is letting windows update the drivers by himself after the clean install a good thing or will I loose some functionality or performance?

  3. I have the dell 15R 7520 with touchpad v15.3.0.14 installed. It worked for some time after which the erratic behavior started showing up. So I tried installing older versions(v11.3.10.2/ v11.3.15.4) Both works but gives the same problem after sometime. Can anyone suggest me the proper driver for my laptop? I am running windows 10 home single language.
    P.S – Now I can’t even install the latest version touchpad(v15.3.0.14). An error pops up saying that the update installer operation was unsuccesfull.

  4. Works on XPS 17 L702X using RedDragon’s video as a guide. Windows 10 X64. Synaptics 19.0.15.2 using extract from download and update driver via Have disk method.

  5. Finally works scroll in Metro aplicatons and Edge, for Dell Vostro 3300!!! Is necessary have old Dell driver (15.1.2.3 for me) installed, not only Microsoft universal PS/2 driver. Touchpad works, but no scroll in system, Metro apps, Edge. Then download new Dell driver (19.0.15.2). x86 version I used after unpacking archive. No uninstall old Dell driver!!! Only install new driver from Device manager, manually put from Disk. After reboot, configure Dell touchpad. Still no scroll only one finger, but perfectly scroll with two fingers. After many months it works! Thanks for this webpage.

  6. I was using synaptics version 19.0.9.4 for windows 10 for my DELL XPS 15 L521X, but the curse kept freezing constantly. So I installed synaptics version 19.0.15.2