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trackpad and wireless button not working correctly in windows 8

laptop:  HP PAVILION G6 2005-AX

os: windows 8 pro 64 bit

 i upgraded my laptop to windows 8 pro and installed all the drivers from hp website. the problem i am facing now is that multi touch gestures of trackpad like pinch zoom two finger scrolling are not working and bluetooth doesn't go off after pressing wireless button pressing wireless button changes wifi off airplane mode on and vice versa.    and pls tell me that what should i do if i have to revert back to windows 7 as i have installed new bios update for 8 also

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Re: trackpad and wireless button not working correctly in windows 8

Hve you gone into Mouse properties in Control Panel to check the settings of the Synaptics?


The BIOS update will not prohibit you from reverting to Windows 7. If you check the description it states Windows 7 and Windows 8 HERE

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Re: trackpad and wireless button not working correctly in windows 8

i have checked synaptics touch pad settings in that multi touch gestures like pinch zoom and two finger scroll are enabled but they are not working.

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Re: trackpad and wireless button not working correctly in windows 8

Finally found the solution after 3 weeks.  Tried and manupulated all drivers and NIC lan card of my hp laptop dv6 7011tx.


UNINSTALL HP Quick Launch which caused the whole lot of problems and do the following 


- Shut down laptop

- Remove power cable & battery

- Press power switch for 30 sec

-  Attach power

- Power up laptop without battery

- Switch on wifi ---it works

- Now switch on the laptop with battery


HP quick launch describes itself as "


                    This package contains the HP Quick Launch Software, which enables special function keys on supported notebook models to be programmed. For example, the HP Quick Launch Software enables users to press the Fn+ESC keys to view system information. This software works with the supported operating systems. "
Note  :
                          This is the main problem.  I have found after seeing the internal working of this driver.  It caused the keys to work in its own described way thus overriding the wifi f12 button functionality to change from orange to white or white to orange.
                           After  and when restarting :
                                                       Put the computer to sleep and wake it up to find wifi on.
                             On normal shutdown and booting:
                                                                   Wifi works perfectly.
Note to HP:
                       Please check the working of HP Quick Launch Software.  I could find its algorithm and functioning and its made to override the default windows 8 key designed for HP.
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