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touchpad settings missing

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Hello.  I'm trying to adjust my touchpad BUT when I go to control panel/mouse, the touchpad tab is missing.  The only tabs that come up are buttons, pointers, pointer options, wheels & hardware.  I don't know where the touchpad tab went!


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    When asking for advice, it's important you provide the model of system you have, and the OS you're using Idea


    You need to reinstall the touchpad drivers, for the touchpad tab to show.

    Get them from the 'Drivers & Downloads' page for your particular system, on the Dell website.

    Click the 'Drivers & Downloads' link at the bottom of this (/every) page, then either enter your service tag number, or select your system using the various options.


    The touchpad drivers are listed under 'Input Devices', and... once installed... you should have a 'Dell Touchpad' tab in Control Panel --> Mouse?

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    Touch Pad tab also missing. I tried to download the suggested driver and it wouldn't download. What do I do now?