I "upgraded" my Windows 10 to 7. Everything went fine except for one thing...the touchpad. It was whacky before I started, way overly sensitive, grabbing onto links as I passed over them, opening up pages, etc. In my photo editing program, it grabs my menu bar an pulls it off that upper ledge. It's a total pain. Elan. The adjustments for it were minimal. I have another computer with Synaptics and I can turn off scrolling, tapping, etc. Basically what I want is a nearly dead touch pad, one that won't open pages or do anything unless I click on it to do so.
I am finding it nearly impossible to use the computer (Toshiba laptop) as it now is. The shop suggested I try downloading other drivers. There are a few listed on the Toshiba driver page, for Windows 7. I need the touchpad because I sometimes use my laptop while sitting on a couch. I tried plugging in a mouse and disabling the touchpad but it didn't disable the touchpad.
I tried downloading the driver for the touchpad by first of all downloading it and then clicking on it. That's the the tech told me to do. I got an error msg stating that the installation failed, but the updates were accepted. Do I need to uninstall the previous driver first? I'm hoping to get software that will let me desensitize the touchpad (while typing I hover over the pad and occasionally touch it and it repositions the pointer. Actually, I do it a lot and it's a real pain) and turn off all those features like scrolling, tapping, etc.
If Elan was originally installed, do I have to only use Elan drivers? I (obviously) have no idea how this hardware works. Or doesn't.
Any suggestions (except going back to W10)?