It’s like methods in a language that gets deprecated. Did you ever try to install a driver manually by selecting it from the list of available drivers from Microsoft? I think there’s also a built-in check during the upgrade process, but it’s not as thorough. Once again, this touchpad brand was used for many, many years. You are a tech support I think like me, so I’m sure you understand that. Ever thought about 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 lack of success.
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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 exploited, because you know that the older something gets in the computing world, the more at risk it is to be exploited.
The only thing I will add here is that I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and had a career as a programmer, programmer-analyst, and DBA before going on to a career in health care, then circling back to technology again, but a different way.
Driver that works under Win10 for Inspiron 17XX series touchpad?
Ever thought about that. Also, did you toucjpad that the oldest version of Windows elligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade is Windows 7?
Once again, this touchpad brand was 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. Several functions may not work. Microsoft’s job isn’t to provide drivers, it’s to provide a platform where hardware manufacturer can write drivers so their hardware can be used on the OS.
Forget the official Windows 10 support for your laptop, there’s clearly none seeing that the most up to date drivers are for Vista bit. There’s no real “work” required to do soand a device driver is so low level that most will typically span multiple releases ibspiron a given OS.
It’s the manufacturer that writes the drivers touhcpad the hardware component, if Microsoft had to release a new version of Windows without doing major changes to the “core” of the OS so older drivers would stay compatible, it would never progress at a reasonable rate and we would stay behind performance and possibility wise. I’ve forgotten my password. Personally I understand Microsoft to not have drivers for touchpads that old.
But was the model you have used for many, many years?
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Any touchpad on any laptop by a major maker from at least forward is, to my mind, fundamental. This is driving me mad, and if I can’t solve it soon I think I’ll be making this particular laptop vell a Linux machine just because I’d like to have it function on some level.
Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. It’s unofficial, but I figured Inspiorn didn’t have anything to lose. There’s no real “work” required to do so, and a device driver is so low level that most will typically span touxhpad releases of a given OS.
It’s very common also for double click on desktop icons to stop functioning and a single click directly on the icon giving a context menu with “open” as an option. 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 lack of success.
Please tell me why it should be Microsoft’s job to do that? 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. I have only myself to blame because I used this machine during the Windows Insider program and del warnings were there, but I also thought that certainly there would be no compatibility issues with virtually any “fundamental hardware” even if a generic driver was required by the time “ready for primetime” occurred.
I agree with that proposition. Staunton, VA Local time: This particular laptop is what has inspjron complaining that MS isn’t doing it’s own dwll diligence” before allowing the Win10 upgrade or install process to actually go forward.
Driver that works under Win10 for Inspiron 17XX series touchpad? – Windows 10 Support
These are just assumptions. It just doesn’t make toufhpad. There’s a difference between expecting ongoing active support and accurate archival information for automatic retrieval when that is an actual feature of the OS in question.