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Windows 8 + Dell Touchpad

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro but now the scroll on my Dell touchpad doesn't work anymore.

I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545 - have checked the Dell website for touchpad drivers but cannot find any for Windows 8.... 

Can anyone help?!

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  • Hi Sof123,

    Inspiron 1545 system has not been tested with Windows 8. Windows 8 drivers for this system are not available. You can refer to the link for a compatible system tested by Dell with Windows 8 http://dell.to/RnDAFu

    You may try to install the driver in compatibility mode. It might work.

    • Download the driver from the following link http://dell.to/YTwK9N
    • Right Click the driver installation file and select Properties -- > Compatibility Tab.
    • Select Windows 7 from the list in the following image

    • Click Apply -- > OK
    • Right Click the file and select the 'Run As Administrator' to install the driver

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Appu S
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

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  • Hi Sof123,

    Inspiron 1545 system has not been tested with Windows 8. Windows 8 drivers for this system are not available. You can refer to the link for a compatible system tested by Dell with Windows 8 http://dell.to/RnDAFu

    You may try to install the driver in compatibility mode. It might work.

    • Download the driver from the following link http://dell.to/YTwK9N
    • Right Click the driver installation file and select Properties -- > Compatibility Tab.
    • Select Windows 7 from the list in the following image

    • Click Apply -- > OK
    • Right Click the file and select the 'Run As Administrator' to install the driver

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Appu S
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

  • Thank you sooooo much!

    Touchpad is working just as it did before now!

  • Hi Sof123,

    Glad to know the issue is resolved. Do reach out in case you need any further assistance.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Appu S
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.