Synaptics Touchpad, v.6.0.20, A17

Synaptics TouchPad Driver
This replaces your standard Microsoft Mouse Driver with Enhanced Drivers for your TouchPad and or TouchPad/Stick. These drivers are for use only with the Synaptics TouchPad.

Fixes & Enhancements

This release addresses minor issues


Version 6.0.20, A17


Mouse, Keyboard & Input Devices

Release date

26 Mar 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R36222.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8 MB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Installation instructions
  • Download this file and save it to your hard drive. Keep track of the
    location in which you save the file! Dell recommends saving the file to
    your desktop or to a specific folder of your choice.

  • If you have previously installed an earlier version of the Synaptics
    Touchpad driver, you should first uninstall it. (See uninstall
    instructions below)

  • Locate the file on your hard drive and double click on it when you
    are ready to install. (The file will be in the location that you chose to
    save it, above)

  • At the "Touchpad Input Driver" information screen, verify that this
    driver is for your computer and operating system. After doing so, click
    on "Continue" to begin the driver extraction process.

  • The driver will request a location to unzip (extract) the files to.
    Dell recommends using the default location, C:\dell\Drivers\R36222\.
    Click on "OK" to continue.

  • If you are asked to create the directory, click on "Yes".

  • At the "All files were successfully unzipped" confirmation message,
    click on "OK" to continue.

  • To complete the Synaptics driver installation, follow the
    instructions on your screen.

    To remove a previously installed version of the Synaptics Touchpad Driver:


  • Double click on the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS icon.

  • Locate the entry for the Synaptics Touchpad and click on the
    CHANGE/REMOVE button.

  • Follow the instructions on your screen to remove the driver.

  • Note that you may be required to restart your computer after removing
    the previous version of the driver.
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    Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

    This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

    Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.