Windows 10: Working Touchpad drivers for Thinkpad R500?

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  1. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       10 Sep 2015 #11

    @insomniacno1
    @DanTheMan

    Have you two tried to manually install the latest ALPS drivers (14.0.16. 0/7.202. 1616.206) using compatibility mode? If you want to see if it helps, DON'T just click on the setup for automatic install. The driver MUST be installed manually.

    Additionally, for the associated ALPS utility software, you can use the compatibility trouble-shooter if it does not work properly.


    And finally. Please accept my apologies. When I looked at Lenovo installation document, I read "This package installs the software (ThinkPad UltraNav driver) to enable the following devices:
    - ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Device (Synaptics)
    - ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Device (Alps)"
    But then I failed to fully read the rest of document, so I missed the important part about ALPS.
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  2. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit Danish/english
    Thread Starter
       12 Sep 2015 #12

    WhyMe, hi Yes, I have tried all that and even some other drivers which are newer than mine - without luck

    For me it seems to be a MS problem, but just in case it's not I have here asked if for someone where the driver is working - that's the sole reason for this thread - not to ask for help with the driver installation or setup.

    I just want to hear from anyone where the driver actually works and to get hold of that driver, so I can test it on my system And so that others can do the same

    JBJ
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  3.    14 Sep 2015 #13

    R500 Driver Situation (Don't mean to hijack this thread)


    insomniacno1 said: View Post
    I just want to hear from anyone where the driver actually works and to get hold of that driver, so I can test it on my system And so that others can do the same
    JBJ
    insomniacno1, this posting not about the touchpad issue but more about general driver situation for the Thinkpad R500.

    I installed Windows 7 Pro and the only driver I installed manually was the ATI graphics driver. Then I upgraded to Windows 10. I have not yet installed any other driver. Device manager shows 4 elements with exclamation marks:
    - Base system (2x)
    - Fingerprint sensor
    - PCI Simple Communications Controller
    I can't say whether this is detrimental to my system. I don't miss the fingerprint sensor. Most of the time everything works as expected except for: the integrated SD card reader is slower as an USB connected SD card reader, sometimes the network connection is unavailable after wake up from hibernation, H.264 playback in Full HD is flaky.

    Can you share your experience, please?

    For example, I read in a computer magazine that one should always install the Intel chipset drivers, i.e.,

    Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)

    Did you install any other dedicated driver for your R500 running Windows 10?

    Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit Danish/english
    Thread Starter
       22 Nov 2015 #14

    DanTheMan said: View Post
    insomniacno1, this posting not about the touchpad issue but more about general driver situation for the Thinkpad R500.

    I installed Windows 7 Pro and the only driver I installed manually was the ATI graphics driver. Then I upgraded to Windows 10. I have not yet installed any other driver. Device manager shows 4 elements with exclamation marks:
    - Base system (2x)
    - Fingerprint sensor
    - PCI Simple Communications Controller
    I can't say whether this is detrimental to my system. I don't miss the fingerprint sensor. Most of the time everything works as expected except for: the integrated SD card reader is slower as an USB connected SD card reader, sometimes the network connection is unavailable after wake up from hibernation, H.264 playback in Full HD is flaky.

    Can you share your experience, please?

    For example, I read in a computer magazine that one should always install the Intel chipset drivers, i.e.,

    Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)

    Did you install any other dedicated driver for your R500 running Windows 10?

    Thanks!
    Hi Dan, according to Lenovo bassically all the drivers for Windows 7 should work in windows 10, but you need to install them in windows 7 compatibillity mode - Also if you install the ATI utillity UNCHECK the driver, because the one you have on your system is newer

    Do NOT install any other than the ones on the attached picture - I have tried all other lenovo drivers and most don't work or they are limited and some are causing errors.

    You can install Lenovo companion and Lenovo Settings from windows store, but they are not really usefull.

    Do NOT install Lenovo system Update or Thinkpad system update - they will not work and will cause constant HDD activity. Same goes for Lenovo Settings depency package and ThinkSettingsDependency ALL versions.

    Lenovo Dependency Package for Win 8.1 works.
    Power manager 6.67.5 works.

    I have the drivers you need and will se if I can upload them somewhere and give you a link.

    Now, for the reason of this thread: My scroll still don't work in MS Metro apps - It works anywhere else.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails R500 drivers.png  
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