How to Reinstalll Touchpad Drivers for Dell Inspiron

by Melissa Rae

If you've recently reinstalled Windows or completed a system recovery on your Dell Inspiron laptop, you may need to reinstall the touchpad driver. System changes or a corrupted driver may leave the touchpad unusable, making an external mouse a necessity for quick navigation. The touchpad driver enables you to use the built-in touchpad and control its settings. Download the Dell Inspiron touchpad driver from Dell's website or use a Dell driver disc to reinstall the driver.

Open your browser and navigate to the Dell Drivers and downloads website (see Resources). Select your Dell Inspiron model from the menu.

Click the arrow next to "Input Device Drivers." Click the "Download" button next to the touchpad driver and save it to your preferred location.

Double-click the touchpad driver icon and write down the file path located in the self-extraction window. Click "OK" to extract the file.

Navigate to the "Start" menu and select "Run." Type the file path into the text box and click "OK." Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the installation process.

About the Author

Melissa Rae has been a writer since 2008, specializing in home-and-garden, business, technology and education topics. Rae holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Herzing University.

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