Driver Details

Synaptics Touchpad, v. 5.4.10, A15

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 contains the following fixes and enhancements:
-The driver shows up as signed.
-Resolves issues with hanging when moving from a 101 key keyboard to a
106/109 key keyboard.
-Resolves problems with track-stick after suspend.
-Resolves issue with reported monitor usage, in which 90% of the processor
capacity was used when idle, but when the touchpad was touched, the usage
would drop to <10%.


Version 5.4.10, A15


Mouse, Keyboard & Input Devices

Release date

30 Nov 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:TPA15W9X.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5 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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Other versions
5.4.2,A14 16 Apr 20012:26:11 PM
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\tpA15w9x 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.

  • After the files have been extracted, an Internet Explorer window will
    open automatically.

  • You can install the driver immediately by clicking on the "Click to
    Install" area of the screen. Alternatively, if you don't wish to install
    the driver at this time, close the Internet Explorer window. To install
    the driver at a later time, locate and run the SETUP.EXE file in the
    directory path that you selected in the step above.

  • 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 REMOVE

  • 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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