Asus Eee Pc 1001PQ: installing touchpad driver on Windows 7 Ultimate

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The touchpad driver for Windows 7 on the official Asus site doesn't work properly: the grey icon in the system tray doesn't react on cursor movements and pressing of the buttons. The problem gets worse if KB Filter Utility is installed and you've pressed the Touchpad On/Off button. In such a case, the touchpad turns off and it's impossible to turn it on again until you uninstall Synaptics Touchpad drivers or KB Filter Utility (ATK, functional keys utility).

However, there is a hidden recovery partition containing Windows 7 Starter installation image on the HDD of the netbook. We can take the touchpad driver from that image, and here is how you can do it:

  1. Make the hidden partition visible using some bootable flash drive (I used GParted)
  2. Boot back to Windows 7 Ultimate (the system will assign a letter to the now visible partition)
  3. Extract Windows folder from <NEW_LETTER:>/recovery/windowsre/EN1001PQ/RK_W7S_32H_01.02.wim (I used FAR, which works with wim-files as with usual archives)
  4. Go to Device Manager -> Mice and other pointing devices -> <Your Touchpad>(which probably looks like a mouse here) and Update Driver Software of it (choose Browse my computer for driver software and specify the newly extracted Windows folder as the source of drivers)

After that the touchpad driver must work correctly, including the interactions with KB Filter Utility: from now on the touchpad not only can be turned off, but on too!

Don't forget to make the partition back hidden.



19 August 2014

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  • I cannot understand a word you are saying. I wanna cry. I should have bought another year of service at Best Buy. Great. Now my touch pad doesn't work on my asus after I updated Windows 10. Then my up and down button on my keyboard doesn't work. I don't speak computer talk so basically I am SOL. :-('''''''

    Posted by Delano, 19/08/2015 7:46pm (5 years ago)

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