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: Staunton, VA Local time: There’s no real “work” required to do so, and a device driver is so low level that most will typically span multiple releases of a given OS. But was the model you have used for many, many years? If you need something more I can look on the tag on the bottom of the machine, but at Dell’s website knowing Inspiron gets you to what they have for prior Windows releases.
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Did you ever try to install a driver manually by selecting it from the list of available drivers from Microsoft? It isn’t the middleware’s job to provide drivers for every single piece of devices there is, but the device manufacturer.
This laptop was made for Windows Vista hell, maybe it even came with Windows XP and you expect Microsoft to provide hardware support for a laptop after 3 generations of Windows were released? I have already done a Reset installation of Win10, which didn’t fix the issue, and tried several candidate device drivers since that reset.
Driver that works under Win10 for Inspiron 17XX series touchpad?
Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. The warnings exists when the Windows 10 Compatibility Advisor encounter hardware components that aren’t supposed under Windows I’ve forgotten my password. If you need something more I can look on the tag on the bottom of the machine, but at Dell’s website knowing Inspiron gets you to what they have for prior Windows releases. This particular laptop is what has me complaining that MS isn’t doing it’s own “due diligence” before allowing the Win10 upgrade or install process to actually go forward.
These lists are already huge, and they get even bigger if you let Windows look for more using Windows Update prior to that.
I found a driver for my Vista-era Inspiron Alps touchpad here. Please tell me why it should be Microsoft’s job to do that? The Alps Electric touch pad which Dell used on this series is common as dirt, and that’s why I’m so frustrated at my dwll of success. And don’t forget to read the comments. Philly ‘burbs Local time: It’s touch;ad common also for double click on desktop icons to stop functioning and a single click directly on the icon giving a context menu with inspiiron as an option.
But was the model you have used for many, many years? 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’ll see if one of those might work.
Believe me, I agree with you on the “you can’t support something forever” front. It’s unofficial, but I figured I didn’t have anything to lose.
Driver that works under Win10 for Inspiron 17XX series touchpad? – Windows 10 Support
Click here to Register a free account now! I fail to believe that there isn’t a device driver for something as fundamental as a laptop touch pad, even touchppad ones, that cannot be found to work with Win That’s OK and with this post on this subject I’m signing off for the time being. Don’t you think they do it already? Personally I understand Microsoft to not have drivers for touchpads that old.
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 tluchpad of hardware on the planet. Let’s drop the debate here and let this thread die as it’ll lead no dfll.
If you validated with these three sources that no drivers are available for Windows 10 bit, then this quest is “doomed” like you said.
Also, touchoad not only Microsoft’s job to make sure components are compatible on his OS, but the manufacturer’s as well. Staunton, VA Local time: How do you know about that? Other nispiron of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.
Vista was released 8 years ago, it’s almost a decade. Did you ever worked for Microsoft and were assigned to do that kind of job?