How to fix “Touchpad not working in Windows 10”? [9 Easy solutions]

How to fix "Touchpad not working in Windows 10"? [9 Easy solutions] 1

Consider this scenario – You are working on your laptop, and suddenly, the Touchpad is not working as expected. The scroll function is not working on your computer, and even you cannot perform a right-click using a touchpad. With the Windows 11 touchpad gestures, controlling content on the laptop has become more accessible. But, due to some reasons, if your Touchpad is not working, you will not be able to get full advantage of the Touchpad. In this article, we will learn how to fix Touchpad not working in Windows 10 and the reasons behind the nonfunction of the Touchpad.

How to fix Touchpad not working in Windows 10?

We will see three methods to fix the touchpad issue on your laptop –

Method 1- Enable Touchpad option from Keyboard

There is a chance that you may have pressed the ‘touchpad disable’ key from your keypad. You can disable this function to regain access to your Touchpad.

  1. On your laptop keyboard, find the touchpad lock key
  2. The press Fn key and Touchpad toggle key.
  3. You can now try to use the Touchpad and see if it’s working.

If the problem still persists, head over to the next solution.

Method 2 – Enable Touchpad option from Settings

You can also enable the touchpad feature from touchpad settings.

  1. Open settings from your Windows 10. Press Win+I to open settings quickly.
  2. Then click on the Devices option from the settings menu.
  3. Now turn on the “Touchpad” feature.
    enable touchpad feature

Method 3 – How to fix Touchpad not working in windows 10 by enabling touchpad services in settings.

  1. Open settings from your Windows 10. Press Win+I to open settings quickly.
  2. Then click on the Devices option from the settings.
  3. From the left side menu, select the Touchpad option.
  4. From the new page, click on “Additional Settings“.
  5. Now, from the popup mouse settings, select the “Device settings” tab.
  6. Now Click on Enable button to enable the Touchpad.

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Method 4 – How to fix Touchpad not working issue by reinstalling drivers.

  1. Right-click on the Start menu and select the “Device Manager” option.
  2. Now, select the biometric devices and then right-click on the “Uninstall Device” option.
    reinstall touchpad drivers
  3. On the same window, click on the Action menu and then select the “Scan for Hardware changes” option.
    click on scan for hardware changes
  4. Now, the touchpad driver will install on the laptop. If the new driver is not found, restart your computer.
  5. You can now see if the Touchpad is working.

Method 5 – Fix touchpad not working in Windows 10 by enabling advanced touchpad option from BIOS

The laptop manufacturer gives the option to toggle advanced features of the Touchpad. By default, it’s turned ON, but during BIOS update, it might get turned off.

  1. Go to the BIOS settings of your computer. Read how to open the BIOS settings of your laptop.
  2. Then under advanced settings, select the touchpad option.
  3. Then select option – advanced.
    touchpad settings in bios
  4. Press F10 to save the settings.
  5. Exit the BIOS menu and login to windows, and your Touchpad should be working fine.

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Solution 6 – Press button to enable Touchpad.

Some HP laptops have a button at the top corner of the Touchpad. You need to press the button to enable the Touchpad and get gesture support.

Solution 7 – Download and Install the Latest Touchpad drivers.

With the updated windows, the touchpad drivers might get corrupted; You can install the latest touchpad drivers to get its functionality back.

  1. On your laptops manufacturer website, you can friend the latest drivers for your laptop model.
  2. Download the latest driver for the trackpad/touchpad.
  3. Make sure that download driver for windows supported version (x64 or x32).
  4. Install the drivers and restart your laptop.
  5. The Touchpad should now work as expected.

Solution 8 – Update Windows 10 to the latest version.

You may install the latest version of the Windows version to fix the bugs related to touchpad drivers and settings. Make sure that updating windows requires an unmetered internet connection, better connect to the Wifi connection with UL downloads.

Solution 9 – Rollback Windows update.

Sometimes, updating windows to the latest version starts giving unexpected bugs with your device. If the problem “touchpad not working in windows 10” has started after updating windows 10, you can roll back the update to fix the error.

  1. Open settings and go to “update and security“.
  2. Go to the “View update history” option.
  3. Then click on “Uninstall Updates” option.
    uninstall updates
  4. Now, click on the latest installed packages and uninstall them.
  5. Restart the computer to see if the Touchpad is working.

To stop such unexpected issues whenever you update windows, you can Disable the automatic windows updates permanently.