Driver Details

Synaptics Touchpad, v. 6.0.15, A02

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

Initial Release of the Synaptics driver for Windows XP.


Version 6.0.15, A02


Mouse, Keyboard & Input Devices

Release date

06 Nov 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:TPA02WXP.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6MB
Format DescriptionThis 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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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

Applies to


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\tpA02wXP\
    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:

  • Click on START, CONTROL PANEL. If you are using the "Classic View"
    in Windows XP, Click on START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL.

  • 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.
  • Important Information

    This driver should only be used on the Inspiron 2500.
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