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Fix Touchpad not working in Windows 10: If you have recently upgraded to Windows 10, you might run into an issue where the Touchpad is not working and you cannot explore anything on the system. This is a frustrating problem because Windows 10 promises to fix problems with the older version of Windows instead of creating them itself. The main problem seems to be the driver conflict, as Windows may have replaced the older version of the drivers with the updated version. In short, some drivers may have become incompatible with this version of Windows and thus create the problem that the touchpad does not work.


This seems to be a widespread problem and users have tried many things to fix the problem, but all these efforts are in vain as there is no working solution yet. But don't worry, the troubleshooter is here to fix the problem with our carefully created guide that seems to work for many affected users so far. So without wasting any time let's see how to fix Touchpad not working in Windows 10 with our troubleshooting guide below.

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Make sure to create a restore point in case something goes wrong.

Although the touchpad is not Windows 10, you may want to navigate Windows with the keyboard, so here are some shortcut keys that will make navigation easier:

1.Use the Windows key to access the start menu.

2.Use Windows key + X to open Command Prompt, Control Panel, Device Manager, etc.

3.Use the arrow keys to navigate and select different options.

4.Use Tab to navigate through the different elements of the application and Enter to select the particular application or open the desired program.

5.Use Alt + Tab to select between the different open windows.

Also, try using the USB mouse if the trackpad cursor gets stuck or freezes and see if it works. Use the USB mouse until the problem is fixed and then you can switch back to the trackpad.

Method 1: Use the function keys to check the TouchPad

Sometimes this problem can arise due to the touchpad being disabled and this can happen by mistake, so it is always a good idea to verify that it is not the case here. Different laptops have different combinations to enable / disable the touchpad, for example on my Dell laptop the combination is Fn + F3, on Lenovo it is Fn + F8 etc.


On most notebooks, you will find the touchpad mark or symbol on the function keys. Once you find that press the combination to enable or disable the Touchpad you should fix the Touchpad not working.

Method 2: Perform the Clean-Boot

Sometimes third party software can conflict with the mouse and therefore you may experience that the touch pad does not work. To fix the touchpad not working problem in Windows 10, you need to clean boot your PC and diagnose the problem step by step.


Method 3: Make sure the touchpad is turned on

1.Press Windows Key + X and then select Control Panel.


2.Click Hardware and Sound and then Mouse Option or Dell Touchpad.


3. Make sure the Touchpad On / Off option is enabled on the Dell Touchpad and click Save Changes.


4.Restart your PC to save the changes.

Method 4: Revive the touchpad

1.Press Windows Key + I and select Devices.


2.Select Mouse and Touchpad from the menu on the left and then click Additional Mouse Options.


3.Now switch to the last tab of the mouse properties window and the name of this tab depends on the manufacturer, such as Device Settings, Synaptics, or ELAN etc.


4. Next, click on your device and then "Activate".

5.Restart your PC to save the changes.

This should solve the problem that the touchpad does not work in Windows 10, but if you are still having problems with the touchpad, proceed to the next method.

Method 5: Update Mouse Drivers to a Generic PS / 2 Mouse

1.Press Windows Key + X and then select Device Manager.

2.Expand mice and other pointing devices.

3.Select your Mouse device in my case it is the Dell Touchpad and press Enter to open its Properties window.


4.Switch to the Driver tab and click Update Driver.


5.Now select Browse my computer for control software.


6.Then select Let me pick from a list of device drivers in my computer.


7.Select the PS / 2 compatible mouse from the list and click Next.


8.After installing the driver, restart your PC to save the changes.

Method 6: Reinstall the mouse driver

1.Press Windows Key + X and select Control Panel.

2.In the device manager window, expand Mice and other pointing devices.

3.Select your mouse device and press Enter to open Device Properties.

4.Switch to the driver tab, then select Uninstall and press Enter.


5.If it asks for confirmation, select Yes.

6.Restart your PC to save the changes.

7.Windows will automatically install the default mouse drivers and fix the touchpad not working problem.

Method 7: Enable the touchpad from BIOS setup

The touchpad does not work, sometimes it can happen because the touchpad may be disabled in the BIOS. To solve this problem it is necessary to enable the touch panel from the BIOS. Start your Winodws and as soon as the boot screens appear, press the F2 or F8 or DEL key.


Method 8: Update the driver from the manufacturers website

Updating the mouse drivers from the manufacturers website seems to help fix the problem. If you are unsure of the manufacturer of the touchpad, go to your PC manufacturer and download the latest updates for your touchpad device. Sometimes updating Windows can help too, so you need to make sure your Windows is up to date and there are no pending updates.

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That is all you have achieved. Fix Touchpad not working on Windows 10, but if you still have any questions about this guide, feel free to ask them in the comment section.