04-19-2014 10:05 AM
Following some extremely helpful posts here, I've succeeded in installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my HP Pavilion 15-n228us.
I can't figure out how to adjust any settings on the touch pad / track pad, however. It's overly sensitive right now and interferes with typing.
I assume I'm missing a driver that will enable me to control it?
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04-22-2014 12:19 PM
Thank you for your query, it is my pleasure to assist you!
I understand that your TouchPad is over sensitive. This is normally just an adjustment you need to make. Here is a document to assist you with that. HP Notebook PCs - Using and Configuring the TouchPad
Please let me know if this is not resolved.
04-23-2014 06:40 PM
Thanks, Sparkles1, but I don't think your suggestions work in my case.
The configuration document you reference applies only once a driver is in place.
The driver link you provided does not include touchpad drivers.
Since I need to work in Windows 7-64, I don't have the luxury of using the automated tools that HP provides to fill in missing drivers. Those presume Windows 8.
I tried to install a driver directly from the Synaptics site, and it appeared to install successfully, but I couldn't figure out where to configure it in Device Manager.
Someone must know how to do this. I'll try poking around a little more assiduously. While typing this, I've bumped the touchpad three times and each inadvertently moved my cursor.
I'm surprised I can't just disable the thing from the Bios, but I guess they're making Bios settings a lot more limited these days.
04-23-2014 08:17 PM - edited 04-23-2014 08:23 PM
Look in Control Panel, change View by: Small icons at top right. Now you should see Synaptics icon.Open it to configure Synaptics.
If you don't have Synaptics or don't have settings needed, try this Synaptics driver:
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04-27-2014 09:16 AM
Thanks, CherylG. The driver you linked installed easily, and after a reboot I saw the Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 options icon in Control Panel.
Adjusting the options is a little funny because I have to click on the lines in the tree to see that some of the options are adjustable, but I found that playing with these made the touchpad usable while typing:
- I clicked Pointing, Sensitivity, Gears, and nudged the slider toward Heavy touch.
- I click Palm Check Enhanced and nudged the Palm Check slider toward Max.
- Under Palm Check Enhanced I also increased the Filter Activation Time, though I'm not sure what this really does.
05-06-2017 09:56 AM
None of the above worked for me can't get touch pad off by any program solutions. tried them all. Get a roll of aluminum duct tape (comes in black also) TAPE OVER THE ENTIRE TOUCHPAD NEATLY. TOTALLY DISABLED. WORKS ON ANY LAPTOP. Peel off to turn on again. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best and easiest. I have used a small laptop size optical mouse (about $4.) to replace the often mis-directed touchpad on all my laptops from day 1.