Solved Touchscreen not working with windows 7.

July 28, 2016 at 22:33:32
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i7/16GB
Hello,
I have a Dell inspiron 7737 with a touchscreen and the laptop came with a windows 8 pre-installed which i updated to windows 10 already. I am dual booting it with windows 7 because i like that operating system but the only problem is have i when ever i boot up my windows 7, touchscreen stops working and i thing it's a driver issue. I have tried finding drivers for it with no luck otherwise every other hardware works.

Here is the link just for the system specification:
http://www.winwin.rs/laptop-dell-in...

Please help me find appropriate drivers or figure out the problem.

Thank you.

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#1
July 29, 2016 at 02:24:52
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You're right, it's a driver problem.

The reason the touchscreen doesn't work is because Windows 7 is not supported on the Dell Inspiron 7737, Dell have not released any Windows 7 drivers for that model.

You should have checked what drivers were available from Dell's support website before installing Windows 7.

Only these Windows versions are supported:

Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...

Use a mouse if you want to keep using Windows 7. Touchscreen on Windows 7 is clunky anyway because it wasn't really designed for touchscreens, whereas Windows 8 & 10 were.

It's no big deal, just use a regular mouse. I wouldn't use touchscreen anyway. Who want's to get smudges & fingerprints all over the screen when it's possible to use a mouse instead?

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July 29, 2016 at 08:28:10
Good advice by phil22.

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#3
July 29, 2016 at 09:29:30
Just for giggles, have you tried installing the Windows 8 touchscreen drivers on your Windows 7 build?

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#4
August 1, 2016 at 02:12:24
Yeah using mouse is the most convenient way but i would like to have a touchscreen working.

"Just for giggles, have you tried installing the Windows 8 touchscreen drivers on your Windows 7 build?"

Gonna try this and report back.

Thanks all.


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