Synaptics pointing device driver: download, update, Windows

Synaptics pointing device driver: download, update, Windows

This article will provide you with all the necessary information and links to the Synaptics driver, responsible for managing the trackpad on on Lenovo laptops.

What is Synaptics pointing device driver?

The synaptics pointing device driver is the default driver for the trackpads on Lenovo laptops. In short, this is the software that allows you to use the touchpad to move the mouse cursor around. If you have accidentally uninstalled the driver of pointing device or Windows no longer recognizes the latter (after update, system restore, or system reinstallation), it is possible to reinstall it. It may also happen that your driver could simply be outdated, and then you also need to update it. You can find this driver online. Scroll down to your respective Windows version to find a download link.

Download the Synaptics pointing device driver for Windows 10/11

Putting your hands on this driver is very easy. We recommend downloading it for Windows 10 or Windows 11 from the trusted official Lenovo page.

Download the Synaptics pointing device driver for Windows 8

If you don't have the most recent Windows version and instead, your device runs under Windows 8, you can still get the driver from a dedicated page on Lenovo's official website.

Where to get the Synaptics pointing device driver for Windows 7?

As always, download drivers only from trusted websites. You can find the driver for Windows 7 (it also works for Windows XP) on Lenovo's website.

Update using Advanced Driver Updater

Systweak Software has developed a handy tool for Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 with which you can easily scan your PC for outdated or corrupted drivers, including the Synaptics pointing device driver. You can download and instal Advanced Driver Updater and use it to check and update your drivers. Note: this is a paid program that has a free trial period (more detailed terms of use can be found on the product page).

Is Synaptics pointing device driver a virus?

SynTPLpr.exe is a legitimate process related to the default driver for the trackpads. However, apparently, there is also a virus that was named after this process. In order to understand whether you are concerned by a virus or a normal process, you can do the following:

  • The original file should be located in C:\Program Files.
  • Download an anti-virus program and perform a computer scan.

How to uninstall Synaptics pointing device driver?

Here are the steps to follow in order to uninstall the driver (Windows 8):

  • Press the Windows and X keys at the same time.
  • Select Control Panel.
  • View by Category should be selected.
  • Choose Uninstall a program.
  • Find and select Synaptics Pointing Device Driver.
  • Select Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
  • On-screen instructions will appear - you'll just need to follow them.
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