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Windows 10 Precision Touchpad drivers on any laptop!

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Recently, I've just found out that there's a certain touchpad driver (Elan or Synaptics-based) that can actually turn your crappy original non-Precision drivers to the one with Precision drivers, with no hardware modifications or registry tweaks required. It actually improves the touchpad experience very significantly (at least with the laptops I have in tested) when compared to non-Precision drivers. Note that this would only work when installed manually (through Device Manager).

 

For the laptops with Synaptics touchpad

For the laptops with Elan touchpad

*EDIT*

For the laptops with Elan touchpad (from Microsoft Update Catalog)

 

An example of a laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 model 20192) with Precision touchpad drivers

image.png.809cdf01b3d09f865a472af389b8d330.png

 

Sources:

- People with Razer Blade

- Reddit

- How-to-Geek

- Windows Central

 

I can't testify whether it would work with all laptops out there with Synaptics or Elan drivers but here are the list of some laptops I tested that works with Precision drivers. I'll try to keep this updated with more devices that I can find and you guys who test it out. Enjoy your "upgraded" touchpad :)

 

Laptops with Synaptics drivers:

- Lenovo IdeaPad Y400

- Dell Venue 11 Pro (7139)

- Dell Vostro 5470

- Dell XPS 13 9343

- HP Envy x360 13-y013cl

- Acer Aspire V 13 V3-372T-5051

 

Laptops with Elan drivers:

- Samsung Series 3 NP300E4A

- Asus X556UB (Originally, Asus Smart Gesture driver based on Elan drivers)

- Asus ROG G501JW (Originally, Asus Smart Gesture driver based on Elan drivers)

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Daily drivers:

- HP Elite x2 1012 G2: Intel Core i7-7600U, Intel HD Graphics 620 + Aorus Gaming Box GTX 1080 eGPU, 16GB LPDDR3-1867, 256GB Toshiba NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD + 128GB Toshiba Exceria UHS-1 U3 MicroSD, 12.3" 2736x1824 + HP Pavilion 22cwa Monitor 21.5" 1080p IPS, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

- LG V20 (H990DS): Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (ARM-based), Adreno 530, 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC UFS 2.0 + 64GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-1 U3 V30 MicroSD, 5.7" IPS LCD 1440p + 2.1" 160x1040, Android 7.0 (LG UX 5.0)

 

Other devices:

- Lenovo IdeaPad Y400: Intel Core i7-3630QM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M SLI, 16GB DDR3-1600, 120GB Kingston mS200 mSATA SSD + 1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 7200rpm 2.5" HDD, 14" 768p, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit [retired]

- Dell Venue 11 Pro (7139): Intel Core i5-4300Y, Intel HD Graphics 4200, 8GB LPDDR3-1600, 256GB SanDisk X110 M.2 2260 SATA3 SSD, 10.8" 1080p IPS, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit [retired]

- Acer Iconia W4: Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics, 2GB DDR3L-1033, 64GB Samsung MCG8GC eMMC, 8" IPS WXGA (1280x800), Windows 10 Home 32-bit

- Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML: Intel Atom Z3580 (x86-based), PowerVR G6430, 4GB LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC, 5.5" IPS LCD 1080p, Android 6.0.1 (Asus ZenUI)

- New Nintendo 2DS XL

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Still running Asus Precision drivers. Windows says they're precision drivers and its ok but I use my mouse all of the time. Great info just watched Dave Lee's video on touchpad drivers so great timing!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Ryois said:

Still running Asus Precision drivers. Windows says they're precision drivers and its ok but I use my mouse all of the time. Great info just watched Dave Lee's video on touchpad drivers so great timing!

Just watched the video as well, found the video on my YouTube recommendations after I posted this post xD.


Daily drivers:

- HP Elite x2 1012 G2: Intel Core i7-7600U, Intel HD Graphics 620 + Aorus Gaming Box GTX 1080 eGPU, 16GB LPDDR3-1867, 256GB Toshiba NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD + 128GB Toshiba Exceria UHS-1 U3 MicroSD, 12.3" 2736x1824 + HP Pavilion 22cwa Monitor 21.5" 1080p IPS, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

- LG V20 (H990DS): Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (ARM-based), Adreno 530, 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC UFS 2.0 + 64GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-1 U3 V30 MicroSD, 5.7" IPS LCD 1440p + 2.1" 160x1040, Android 7.0 (LG UX 5.0)

 

Other devices:

- Lenovo IdeaPad Y400: Intel Core i7-3630QM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M SLI, 16GB DDR3-1600, 120GB Kingston mS200 mSATA SSD + 1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 7200rpm 2.5" HDD, 14" 768p, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit [retired]

- Dell Venue 11 Pro (7139): Intel Core i5-4300Y, Intel HD Graphics 4200, 8GB LPDDR3-1600, 256GB SanDisk X110 M.2 2260 SATA3 SSD, 10.8" 1080p IPS, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit [retired]

- Acer Iconia W4: Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics, 2GB DDR3L-1033, 64GB Samsung MCG8GC eMMC, 8" IPS WXGA (1280x800), Windows 10 Home 32-bit

- Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML: Intel Atom Z3580 (x86-based), PowerVR G6430, 4GB LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC, 5.5" IPS LCD 1080p, Android 6.0.1 (Asus ZenUI)

- New Nintendo 2DS XL

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Can confirm this works. It's been out for a while. Side note, not all Synaptic drivers are bad. Dell's custom Synaptic drivers are quite decent. While the fix improves a TON of other laptops, most Dell laptops already had custom gestures built in. The difference is not that huge in decent dell trackpads. 

 

For everything else though, god bless precision. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Pendragon said:

Can confirm this works. It's been out for a while. Side note, not all Synaptic drivers are bad. Dell's custom Synaptic drivers are quite decent. While the fix improves a TON of other laptops, most Dell laptops already had custom gestures built in. The difference is not that huge in decent dell trackpads. 

 

For everything else though, god bless precision. 

True, but unfortunately, the current Dell devices I have (which are about 3 years old) have crappy Dell's custom drivers. When I found out this trick, I wasn't really sure cuz the thought I had in mind was Precision drivers only works on those touchpads that are made to work with Precision drivers. After some digging however, turns out most laptops with Elan or Synaptics drivers (customized by manufacturer or just plain regular driver) have about the similar hardware, and the Elan or Synaptics drivers verified by Microsoft for Precision touchpad turns out to work like an overlay kind-of-thing. I was actually surprised myself when I first test it on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y400, I thought I was dreaming when the touchpad became really pleasing to use (the skimps and jumps from original driver seem to be non-existent), then trying it out on my other old devices, worked like charm and the touchpad experience improved pretty significantly.


Daily drivers:

- HP Elite x2 1012 G2: Intel Core i7-7600U, Intel HD Graphics 620 + Aorus Gaming Box GTX 1080 eGPU, 16GB LPDDR3-1867, 256GB Toshiba NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD + 128GB Toshiba Exceria UHS-1 U3 MicroSD, 12.3" 2736x1824 + HP Pavilion 22cwa Monitor 21.5" 1080p IPS, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

- LG V20 (H990DS): Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (ARM-based), Adreno 530, 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC UFS 2.0 + 64GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-1 U3 V30 MicroSD, 5.7" IPS LCD 1440p + 2.1" 160x1040, Android 7.0 (LG UX 5.0)

 

Other devices:

- Lenovo IdeaPad Y400: Intel Core i7-3630QM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M SLI, 16GB DDR3-1600, 120GB Kingston mS200 mSATA SSD + 1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 7200rpm 2.5" HDD, 14" 768p, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit [retired]

- Dell Venue 11 Pro (7139): Intel Core i5-4300Y, Intel HD Graphics 4200, 8GB LPDDR3-1600, 256GB SanDisk X110 M.2 2260 SATA3 SSD, 10.8" 1080p IPS, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit [retired]

- Acer Iconia W4: Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics, 2GB DDR3L-1033, 64GB Samsung MCG8GC eMMC, 8" IPS WXGA (1280x800), Windows 10 Home 32-bit

- Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML: Intel Atom Z3580 (x86-based), PowerVR G6430, 4GB LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC, 5.5" IPS LCD 1080p, Android 6.0.1 (Asus ZenUI)

- New Nintendo 2DS XL

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18 minutes ago, ErrystioT said:

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Rip, I'd like to see the difference. The only non-precision laptop I owe is the Alienware 15r3 and even after installing it, it was wtever. Cause I had all the gestures already. Need to test it on some Acer's and such. 

 

Ty for posting this, should get pinned. It's really good for all laptop users. 


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(Retired) Alienware 15 R3: i7-6820HK, GTX1070, 16gb, 512 SSD + 1tb HDD, 1080p

(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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On 18/10/2017 at 4:13 PM, ErrystioT said:

Recently, I've just found out that there's a certain touchpad driver (Elan or Synaptics-based) that can actually turn your crappy original non-Precision drivers to the one with Precision drivers, with no hardware modifications or registry tweaks required. It actually improves the touchpad experience very significantly (at least with the laptops I have in tested) when compared to non-Precision drivers. Note that this would only work when installed manually (through Device Manager).

 

For the laptops with Synaptics touchpad

For the laptops with Elan touchpad

*EDIT*

For the laptops with Elan touchpad (from Microsoft Update Catalog)

 

An example of a laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 model 20192) with Precision touchpad drivers

image.png.809cdf01b3d09f865a472af389b8d330.png

 

Sources:

- People with Razer Blade

- Reddit

- How-to-Geek

- Windows Central

 

I can't testify whether it would work with all laptops out there with Synaptics or Elan drivers but here are the list of some laptops I tested that works with Precision drivers. I'll try to keep this updated with more devices that I can find and you guys who test it out. Enjoy your "upgraded" touchpad :)

 

Laptops with Synaptics drivers:

- Lenovo IdeaPad Y400

- Dell Venue 11 Pro (7139)

- Dell Vostro 5470

- Dell XPS 13 9343

- HP Envy x360 13-y013cl

- Acer Aspire V 13 V3-372T-5051

 

Laptops with Elan drivers:

- Samsung Series 3 NP300E4A

- Asus X556UB (Originally, Asus Smart Gesture driver based on Elan drivers)

- Asus ROG G501JW (Originally, Asus Smart Gesture driver based on Elan drivers)

can it work on an asus x555y

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This doesn't work anymore with new Windows update


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Can someone help me out I'm having Asus R558uq-dmd701d and it isn't having precision drivers. Currently, I'm using Asus smart gesture control which is very much creepy sometimes

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1 hour ago, _mnn1998 said:

it isn't having precision drivers

You have to accept the fact that it doesn't support Precision driver. Can't do anything about it.

Not every laptops have Precision touchpad.


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On 3/18/2018 at 5:45 PM, ZM Fong said:

You have to accept the fact that it doesn't support Precision driver. Can't do anything about it.

Not every laptops have Precision touchpad.

Fuck man I should've done some homework before buying this piece of shit

PS-are you sure? 

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2 hours ago, _mnn1998 said:

are you sure? 

Yes


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