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I have an Acer Aspire E1-571 that had a Synaptics touchpad driver preinstalled on it. Some time back, a corrupted Microsoft Office update corrupted the file registry of the entire HDD on my laptop. I consequently replaced the stock HDD with a 500gb Kingston SSD.

The problem is that now I don't have a touch pad driver and instead just have the default Windows preset system that's clean and has nothing on it (I even had to rebuy a copy of Microsoft Office). This means I've lost the functionality of my touch pad that I had such as two finger scroll and the new Windows 10 functionalities.

Can I still find and install the original driver for my touch pad so that the OEM functions can be restored?

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I've looked for your laptop at the manufacturer website and I found Win 8 and Win 7 drivers.

http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

Choose NotebookAspireE1-571

You can see touchpad drivers listed there.

In that website you can see a list of the available drivers provided by your manufacturer. You can choose whichever you want depending on your OS and hardware.

  • Just a quick question, are there any risks involved with installing a driver? – Xylius Jun 5 '16 at 4:07
  • Hmm. The driver is provided by your manufacturer. I'm sure they've tested it, a lot. If you try to install wrong driver a) Installer will warn you, b) You cannot use your device properly. For example, my brother installed wrong VGA driver. Everytime he scrolled on a web page, he got blue screen. We switch the driver with original, problem solved. However, I can't be sure about drivers that you find with 3rd party tools. – Ali Jun 5 '16 at 9:15

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