Have a HP Pavilion 14-b178sa laptop, a touchscreen model. Came with Win 8. Touchscreen worked. Upgraded to Win 8.1, touchscreen worked. Then I dropped the HDD and busted it. I replaced the HDD and installed Win 8.1 x64(Amazon retail version since I never made a backup image). Updated all drivers from the HP site. Everything is perfect except the touchscreen doesn't work. No settings for it in Control Panel, see pics. I do have a USB touchscreen controller listed as installed in Device Manager, see pics. On HP site no other drivers are listed for it in Win 8.1 drivers, I did see a driver for Win 8 related to touchscreen functions, but not a HID driver as mentioned in the HP support forum as what is required for touch to work. Does anyone know a safe place to get the needed driver that HP does not clearly label if they even offer it at all? Maybe its hidden in a Chipset driver? But I updated those...
One commenter in HP forum said a BIOS update might be required, but as it worked before with this BIOS I don't think thats the prob.
Anyone got an insight into touchscreens? Is it just a setting I can't find or something trickier?
I do have a HP tower with win 8 OEM. Would a recovery disc made on that work in the HP laptop and provide touchscreen functions? Will it auto-activate since its all HP?