My touchpad works fine in XP and Win7 (Dell 9400, dual boot) without installing any Dell Synaptics software. The default Microsoft drivers work fine.
I have a dell xps M140 running windows xp. I got a trojan a while back and had to wipe the whole thing clean and reinstall windows xp. I remember there used to be a "synaptics/synoptics pointing device" icon on my bottom taskbar before all that which i had used to disable the tap to click, but now there is none and i searched for it and couldn't find anything. In control panel, under mouse, it doesn't have anything that says anything about synaptics or tap-to-click. In my blind effort to fix it, I downloaded Synaptics Pointing Driver 9.1.0q.zip from cnet and extracted the files, but when i clicked on setup it said something about the OS and wouldn't run. Can anyone help?