I just got a new Windows 8 máy tính xách tay. So far the biggest problem is the hideous Elan-powered touchpad. It has a crazily-fast và sensitive sầu scroll speed, và has the scroll direction inverted. The controls khổng lồ modify these settings are greyed out under the Elan panel in control panel > mouse, for some reason.

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I can uninstall it via device manager or BIOS, but what will happen if I do? Will Windows 8 revert to lớn some sort of default, no-frills touchpad software? Presumably at the very least I"ll thảm bại the ability khổng lồ do anything with the touchpad except move the cursor and cliông xã.


Likely, yes, Windows will revert lớn some simple, basic functions. However, it may completely disable your trackpad, depending on whether the Windows mặc định driver supports your trackpad or not. You should have sầu a USB mouse handy in case this happens.

It"s possible that your trackpad driver may need khổng lồ be re-installed in order to provide access lớn the settings you"re looking for. Generally, you can obtain driver installation files from your máy tính xách tay manufacturer"s trang web. Uninstalling và re-installing drivers may or may not fix the problem, but it"s definitely worth a try.

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I bởi vì not recommover you lớn uninstall the ELAN driver, you will lost all their functionalities which are very useful.

If sensitive sầu & scroll speed are the problem, you can fix that in their option dialog:

Open the Elan Smart-Pad dialog


The slider allows you to lớn set the scroll speed


The slider allows you lớn set the sensitivity


(I could nội dung more realistic pictures but I am French & my PC also, so I Googled that ones)

Note, if you still want lớn uninstall the driver, you also have sầu to uninstall the software (which is not automatically removed) from system program unistaller.



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