Disable Dell studio laptop touchpad on Windows 7 and install driver

We had a post about “Install Windows 7 on Dell Studio 1535 laptop and Dual Boot with Vista”, after you followed the guide to install Windows 7 on your Dell Studio laptop, you can see all hardware drivers seems “no more error” because they are all on normal status in hardware device list.

However, later you will find some of hardware might not work correct exactly, for example: the touchpad, you can not use scrolling feature when you view webpages. That indicates we have not installed a “exact” driver for touchpad.

Well, how we can make the touchpad work correct is that we can ONLY to find its driver. However, Dell never supported a Windows 7 driver for studio 1535. and they do not recommend to install Windows 7 on studio 1535 since they mentioned hardware not support.

Now we can “open” our mind: Dell does not provide Windows 7 drivers, but they provided Vista drivers. Windows 7 was built based on Vista, so why we don’t try to install Vista drivers on Windows 7?

OK, let us try now.

Go to Dell’s support web page for studio 1535, and select drivers for “Windows Vista 64 bits” operation system, and set category to “Mouse & Keyboards”, see below:

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And now you can see the result list, there is a driver for Alps TouchPad, because there is only one TouchPad, so we suppose it should be the one we need, so just download it.

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After download the file (the file name is R192617.exe) and double click to run and install it.

There was no any error occurred when we installed, so it should work. After we finish the installation, restart your laptop.

Now let us look at how to set the touchpad so that the touchpad can be disable automatically when an external mouse installed.

In your Windows 7, go to Control Panel, choose Hardware and Sound

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then choose the “Mouse” item under “Devices and Printers” in the next screen:

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Now you will be happy to see the Dell TouchPad setting screen !

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For setting TouchPad, just click the touchpad graphic, then you will see the setting window, for our requirement, we want to disable the touchpad when an external mouse pluged in, so we choose Device Select Button Settings

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After we click, we got the following screen:

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Check on “Disable Touchpad / Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present”

Click OK, then we got it. Our Dell Studio 1535 TouchPad was disabled when we used our USB mouse.


Find windows xp drivers for your Dell Laptop

The main purpose of this post is to update the outdated content for a old post .

If your dell laptop is still using Vista, you might want to downgrade the operating system to Windows XP.

I posted a list of Windows XP drivers for Dell Studio Laptop 1535. But most of download links in that post have been broken since the post is too old. Today I will find new downloading places.

New downloading links:

First and Best choose: From Dell Official site :

1: Drivers & Downloads for Studio Laptop 1555
You can download most of drivers due to your Operating System selection.

However, you can not find Windows XP drivers fro Studio laptop 1535 from the official site. Then you have to find other places.

Before I find some links by myself, I like to introduce some other websites which has posted working links:

1: Get Pc Memory: Download Dell Studio 1535 Windows XP Drivers

2: A Chinese site: http://driver.zol.com.cn/list.php?keyword=dell+1535&channelid=&x=0&y=0


How to find Speed Trap in your city ?

When you dive in your city or town, you might find there are some places are kind of Speed Trap which polices often are there and easily give some unlucky drivers the speed tickets. The reason might be simple: The driver was in just a road which people call “Speed Trap”.

Some friends shared a website which collects and let people share all speed traps in North America:

Speedtrap.org” is a place to find, share, and discuss speed traps. — from Speedtrap.org.Speed Traps Logo

Install Wireless LAN driver of Win XP for Dell Laptop Studio 1535 (including all drivers downloads)

Update:

If you just want to download all drivers other than want to know how to install wireless LAN driver for Windows XP on Dell Studio 1535, you might have to know the original content below is outdated for you, most of links has been broken. I posted a new one for fixing all dead links and gave some new content. The new post is Here (Find windows xp drivers for your Dell Laptop) .

But if you want to know something about installing w on w ireless LAN driver for Windows XP on Dell Studio 1535, you can continue to read below content.

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The default Operating System for Dell laptop Studio 1535 is Vista. But sometimes we might install Windows XP by ourselves. You must find it is painful to find drivers for Dell laptop 1535, because you can just find the drivers downloading from DELL website for Vista. They don’t provide any windows xp versions.

So you have to find all XP version drivers by yourself, the way is sure to search through internet.

The most difficult to find is the driver for Wireless LAN card. Lots of places on the internet don’t provide correct windows XP version for Wireless LAN card of Dell 1535.

By today, I just found sb. gave a helpful information: Using HP’s driver to instead of original Dell’s driver:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=ob-60549-1&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=447687

sp39243.exe file is a package which including .inf file. after expand it, please DON’T run the setup.exe file , but using your XP control panel to install a new hardware by manual, and select the .inf file from the expanding folder:

Run sp39243.exe and wait until it’s finished. You will have a new folder on your HDD such as C:\SWsetup . Now go to the Device Manager, right click on the Wirelessdevice and install the driver manually. You have to force Windows XP explicitly to use this driver. To do so you have to select *.inf files in the folder C:\SWsetup\sp39243. In the upcoming list choose "Broadcom 802.11 a/c/g Networkadapter" and hit next. The upcoming warningdialog can be nexted with "yes" and then…

The other drivers can be downloaded from this post from Notebookreview.com:
(http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=270228&page=4)

Audio
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173729/PIDT001.EXE.html

Intel Chipset
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173743/…autol.zip.html

HDMI
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173712/P163694.EXE.html

Dell 1510 / 1397 Wirelesscard
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173613/sp39243.exe.html

ATI HD 3450
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173755/P108617.EXE.html

Cardreader
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173687/R166188.EXE.html

Touchpad
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173670/R179644.exe.html

Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173666/R180977.exe.html

IR Receiver
http://rapidshare.de/files/40173639/R181761.exe.html

(Thanks m3d0r)