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Why is HP not offering the Precision Touchpad Drivers from Microsoft as an option for Spectre

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Hey HP & Community,

 

The title pretty much sums up my question. I mean, the hack works really well, so it doesn't seem to be a hardware condition.

 

Is this a business decision that they might have a deal with Synaptics where they have to provide the Synaptics drivers?

 

Or is the whole process of offering a driver download for their products (testing compatibility and all the stuff they would have to do in legal terms, warranty, etc.) not as easy as it sounds to me?

 

I just can't imagine that it's just lazyness, there has got to be something. Would this move actually be a big deal?

 

Maybe they would have to spend money, but don't get any from, might that be a reason?

 

I was just wondering, because the experience is really different and much better with the precision drivers, so I'd love some insight.

 

Greetings!

 

-Finn

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@youngfinn

 

Thanks for the info. I believe I can sum up: they are TWO different companies and in many cases agrrements between 2 or 3 parties are more complicated than we thought.

 

Users can try at their own risk.

 

Hope this makes sense.

 

Regards.

BH
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I have to agree with youngfinn that it is a complete disappointment that a ~$1500+ laptop does not have Windows Precision drivers. 

 

Windows Precision drivers should be considered as the most fundamental touchpad support. My relative's ~$400 Acer Swift 1 feels like a god when doing simple tasks just because of better touchpad support.

 

BTW be careful with the hack as I believe it may or may not break down with some updates.

 

I'm hoping HP can start switching it up sooner or later. 

 

Cheers,

Eddy

 

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I mean I there might be some users who even prefer the Synaptics drivers, but just offering the precision as a supported option that doesn’t break when updating, etc. would be nice.

But I’m not too worried about breaking it, as I have a couple of restore points and stuff like that.
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