I actually expect that OS providers will maintain extensive databases of correct device drivers for specific hardware in this day and age for long, long after that hardware is current. Yes, that is if the manufacturer of that device is providing drivers for it, not Microsoft. 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. Did you ever worked for Microsoft and were assigned to do that kind of job? It’s like methods in a language that gets deprecated. I found a driver for my Vista-era Inspiron Alps touchpad here. 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.

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So Ihspiron think that Microsoft is already doing that, but it doesn’t means that it have to keep in a catalog every single drivers published in the last 10 years for their OS, even less if the OS is new.

It isn’t the middleware’s job to provide drivers for every single piece of devices there is, but the device manufacturer. Yes, that is if the manufacturer of that device is providing drivers for it, not Microsoft.

Driver that works under Win10 for Inspiron 17XX series touchpad? – Windows 10 Support

As a guest, toichpad can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. I have only myself to blame because I used this machine during the Windows Insider program and the 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.

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Since this laptop was functioning perfectly in pretty much every way up until the moment I did the Win10 Preview installation, and the issues began almost immediately, I feel that a hardware issue is not likely at the root of it. Or when both the manufacturer and hardware manufacturer don’t have drivers for it past Windows Vista? Sign in anonymously Don’t add inspirob to the active users list.

Have you considered running a live Linux distro to make sure it’s not a hardware issue? 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. But tojchpad the model you have used for many, many years? Community Forum Software by IP. Once again, this touchpad brand was used for many, many years.

Driver that works under Win10 for Inspiron 17XX series touchpad?

Given that virtually all of the application software I have, some of which dates back to XP, at least, is running swimmingly under Windows 10 I’d think that device touchad would be more likely, not less, to do so. That’s OK and with this post on this subject I’m signing off for the time being.

Several functions may not work. Del laptop is from the Windows Vista era and we are inI don’t have difficulty to believe that to be honest.

Clearly, we have a distinct difference of opinion and very different expectations. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. This laptop was made inis less than 10 years old, and while that’s old there are still lots of them in existence and running. The behavior with a plug-in USB mouse is almost precisely the same, but a little inspigon better, and that’s using Microsoft’s own driver.

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delll I think there’s also a built-in check during the upgrade process, but it’s not as thorough. It’s like methods in a language that gets deprecated. I actually expect that OS providers will maintain extensive databases of correct device drivers for specific hardware in this day and age for long, long after that hardware is current.

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:. No matter how fundamental something is, when it comes to the technology domain, you cannot insppiron keep going on supporting everything forever. Click here to Register a free account now! If I didn’t reply to you within 48 hoursplease send me a PM. Posted 05 November – 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. Let’s drop the debate here and let this thread die as it’ll lead no where.