I have recently installed Windows 7 on my Inspiron 15 7000 - 7559. I managed to found most of the drivers and get the hardware working.
However for the Touchpad, I cannot find driver or software for it. Windows 7 just uses the default drivers PS/2 Compatible Mouse. When in the Dell drivers site, it does not have drivers for input devices.
It works fine as a regular touchpad but it does not have the additional function such as two finger scrolling etc.
This is still fine to me until I realized that my palm will accidentally hit the touchpad when typing. Looking at my older dell laptops, I saw that there is a palm rejection feature for the Dell touchpad.
Windows detect this trackpad as Atmel Maxtouch.
Can anyone please advise me were to find a compatible driver to solve this issue?
You help and assistance is greatly appreciated.
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which indicates the i5 version of this machine has an Elantech touchpad and that the driver is available on softpedia. I also found an older Win7 specific Elantech driver on the Lenovo forum site.
Can anyone confirm which touchpad is used on the Inspiron 15 7559 w/i7 cpu?
After chatting with Dell technical support, they say that the 7559 has a new Precision Touchpad and the driver is integrated in the OS and only works with Win8+. He would only say it is "from Dell," which I doubt.
Still looking to see if there are Win7 drivers which might work.
Although I cannot confirm it, it seems the Precision Touchpad in the 7559 is made by Synaptics. I was able to install the Windows 7 driver v17.0.19 from Synaptics with the "Have Disk" procedure and even though it shows as an installed driver in Device Manager, there are no settings specific to the Synaptics touchpad.
I have finally found a solution which makes the Inspiron 7559 touchpad tolerable in Windows 7. I installed the Synaptics driver for Dell Touchpad for the 7557 system here: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER03126441M/3/7557_Input_Driver_54K4X_WN32_188.8.131.52_A00.EXE and found the Touchpad specific settings in the Control Panel Mouse link (not device manager).
I turned off the left button click there and set the right button to click, and now I can type w/o the caret jumping around from palm hits.
Downside is the left button no longer works, but the right button does the same thing and since I'm using a BT mouse that is an acceptable tradeoff.
ETA, I extracted the driver files and then used "update driver" and "have disk" from the device manager to install this.
how did you manage to install windows 7 on inspiron 15 series 7559?? i got this message when i try to install the windows
A required cd\dvd device driver is missing. if you have a driver floppy disk...........
Pls And thx Mike
I copied a Win7 installation from my previous Dell laptop with a USB SSD system migrator hw & sw.
Then I updated all the drivers from the Dell driver download.
You could also create a bootable USB drive with all the DVD install files on it; that way your system does not need DVD drivers to install.
I believe there are steps in the DVD install process that allow you to load other drivers, but I've never done that.
I am using the Inspiron 7559 i7-6700hq.. it uses the ACPI/DLL0706 touchpad Hardware ID.. im also assuming it is an Elan Tech since i could use synaptics on it too