Do you know the pain when you get a laptop and the TouchPad doesn’t support Microsoft’s Precision Gestures? Well, you have an aid for this ailment, you can now install Precision Touchpad Drivers on almost any laptop. Well, first of all, let me make this clear that you are doing this at your own risk and this may or may not work on your device because not all devices are supported.
Here are the steps to get the drivers ready to work :
- Open the Windows Device manager and navigate to â€śMice and other pointing devicesâ€ť
- Â Check what driver you have, it should either be Synaptics or Elan.
- Â Download Elan or Synaptics precision drivers from either Softpedia or Lenovo according to your configuration.
- Unzip the device drivers and make a note of where you stored them
- Â Re-open device manager and right repeat steps 1 to 2.
- Â Right click on the appropriate device driver (either Synaptics or Elan) and choose â€śupdate driver.â€ť [Note: Do not uninstall this driver, but instead install the new precision drivers over it]
- Â Rather than searching the web automatically for new drivers as you would normally do, choose to search your computer for driver software.
- Subsequently, select â€śLet me pick from a listÂ of installed driversâ€ť. Select either your Synaptics or Elan drivers and thenÂ chooseÂ â€śHave Diskâ€ť in the next menu.
- Â Browse the autorun.inf in the folder of the drivers you extracted previously and select that.
- Choose either Synaptics or Elan pointing device and then click next to continue with the driver installation.
- Â Install the driver and reboot.
Or you can refer to our very own video tutorial here :