How to Download Elantech Touchpad Driver for Windows 8
If you have a laptop with an Elantech touchpad, you may need to download and install the latest driver for it to work properly on Windows 8. Elantech is a company that produces touchpad devices for various laptop brands, such as Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and Samsung. Elantech touchpad drivers enable you to use the touchpad features, such as scrolling, tapping, zooming, and gestures.
In this article, we will show you how to download Elantech touchpad driver for Windows 8 from different sources. We will also provide some tips on how to install and update the driver.
Method 1: Download from Microsoft Update Catalog
One of the easiest ways to download Elantech touchpad driver for Windows 8 is to use the Microsoft Update Catalog website. This website contains a collection of drivers and updates for various hardware and software components. You can search for the driver by using the keyword \"elan touchpad\" and filter the results by operating system and device type.
To download Elantech touchpad driver for Windows 8 from Microsoft Update Catalog, follow these steps:
Open your web browser and go to https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=elan%20touchpad.
On the search results page, find the driver that matches your device model and Windows 8 version. For example, if you have a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8 64-bit, you can choose the driver with the title \"ELAN Input Device - SoftwareComponent - 220.127.116.11\" and the index \"1\".[^1^]
Click on the title of the driver to open a new page with more details.
Click on the Download button on the right side of the page.
A pop-up window will appear with a link to download the driver file. Click on the link and save the file to your computer.
Once the download is complete, you can install the driver by following the instructions in Method 3 below.
Method 2: Download from TechSpot
Another source where you can download Elantech touchpad driver for Windows 8 is TechSpot. TechSpot is a website that provides news, reviews, downloads, and guides for various technology topics. You can find Elantech touchpad drivers for different laptop models and Windows versions on TechSpot.
To download Elantech touchpad driver for Windows 8 from TechSpot, follow these steps:
Open your web browser and go to https://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/17738/.
This is a page for Elantech touchpad driver for Windows 8 64-bit 18.104.22.168. This driver is compatible with Lenovo notebooks.[^2^] If you have a different laptop brand or Windows version, you can search for other drivers on TechSpot by using the search box on the top right corner of the page.
On the driver page, scroll down to find the Download section.
Click on the Download Now button to start downloading the driver file.
Save the file to your computer and install it by following the instructions in Method 3 below.
Method 3: Install Elantech Touchpad Driver
After downloading Elantech touchpad driver for Windows 8 from either Microsoft Update Catalog or TechSpot, you need to install it on your computer. To install Elantech touchpad driver for Windows 8, follow these steps:
Locate the downloaded driver file on your computer. It should have an .exe extension.
Double-click on the file to run it.
A User Account Control window may pop up asking for your permission to make changes to your device. Click Yes to continue.
A setup wizard will appear to guide you through the installation process. Follow the instructions on the screen.