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(Solved) - How do I block Synaptics TouchPad driver from re-installing?

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  • Started 2 years ago by deGenova
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deGenova
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On a dv7 HP lap..Windows7.....I go to "Device Driver" and disable/uninstall the Touchpad but it comes back every time I re-start.
Any way to block it from doing so.

Also - when I go to Control Panel "mouse" to disable it it never works for very long - AND when I double tap the top left corner of the TouchPad itself (below the keyboard) it never holds for very long - always comes back. The yellow "disabled" light goes on but only for little awhile............I want to get rid of it altogether ........Thanks

PS - the TouchPad driver also appears in the Control Panel (programs) after having UN-installed it........so I un-install it again from there too - to no avail. The driver is persistent.

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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See if a procedure similar to this, How to Disable the Touchpad in BIOS, will disable the touchpad in the BIOS before windows can get a hold of it. Since there are many different BIOS' yours may be little different than that described. But, if successful it should turn off the touchpad permanently in Windows.

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deGenova
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Xhi.........OK did that..........thank you

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I am confused as to why it comes back after you un-install the whole app. Did you use Revo ?

Posted 2 years ago
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mitilini
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Lighthouse,i'm confused by your question.

Un-installing the touchpad via Device Manager,upon rebooting

it get's re-installed automatically.

Or did i misunderstood your question?

İ would be interested to know.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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If in Device Manager, just disable it, not uninstall.
Or if it shows up in the free version of this,
http://www.revouninstaller.com.....nload.html
Then uninstall it completely.

Posted 2 years ago
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mitilini
Posts: 113

'İf in Device Manager'? The touchpads in every laptop i've had,have always been listed in Device Manager,

but haven't seen them in my Revo,which i've had for years.

And the OP clearly stated trying to dis-able / un-install via Device Manager.

So why would you be confused,that it comes back,after un-installing and re-booting?

That was my question.

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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If you just uninstall anything in Device Manager, it will will always come back after a reboot. That's how we solve many problems with drivers.

Posted 2 years ago
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mitilini
Posts: 113

İ learnt that simple fact many years ago,

and it's NOT what i asked clarification for!

But hey.....no problem!

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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If you disable something in DM, it should not come back.

Posted 2 years ago
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mitilini
Posts: 113

Your question was ''I am confused as to why it comes back after you un-install the whole app. Did you use Revo ? ''

And since this was done in Device Manager

i asked as to why you would be confused,that after un-installing, it would be comming back.

That's all.

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I already explained that.

Posted 2 years ago
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mitilini
Posts: 113

İf you think so!

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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If you want to continue this, please email me. Click on Moderator to the left of this post for my address.

Posted 1 year ago
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mitilini
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No i have NO desire to continue this at all,privately or here.

Had a question...asked it,,,

Done with it!

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Fine by me :)

Posted 1 year ago
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