None of Dell touchscreen displays have dedicated Touch drivers.The Touch capability driver is part of the Windows operating system (7/8/8.1/10).Dell provided only the inf/icm/cat drivers for the Windows 7, 8, 8.1 operating systems.
If after updating the operating system to Windows 10 the touch function does not work, the computer chipset driver is the fault, not the display.The computer Chipset Driver is the one that controls all of the computer USB ports which is used to access the display touch function.Search for an updated Chipset Driver for Windows 10 and install it. Dell.com/Support/Drivers/HomeThen re-test monitor touch.
Are you seeking a guide for HID-compliant touch screen driver download or update? If yes, this post should not be missed. This post from MiniTool Partition Wizard details how to download and update the HID-compliant touch screen driver on Windows 10 and 11.
How to update the HID-compliant touch screen driver? You can update the driver using Device Manager or Windows Update, and the steps are the same as the steps to download the driver using Device Manager and Windows Update.
You might need to restart your PC to complete the installation. After that, check if you can start using your touch screen. You should also look for the installation instructions on the official website in case you need to perform some additional steps.
Some Windows updates also contains updates for your drivers, including touch screen drivers. So, you should install all updates as soon as they are available to have the latest version of such drivers.
If you encounter phantom touches, it might be because of dirty screen or higher sensitivity of the screen. You should clean your screen and re-calibrate the touch screen using calibration tools in such scenario.
Windows comes with several troubleshooters that help in detecting and resolving issues with your hardware and software components. The Hardware and Devices troubleshooter handles most peripherals, including touch screen controllers.
If you upgraded your touch screen device or OS without updating your drivers or the UEFI firmware, compatibility issues may arise between the components. While this situation is rate, it can happen. So, we recommend updating all your Chipset, Graphics, Monitor, etc., drivers to the latest version.
If all the changes in the software components did nothing to resolve the issue, your touch screen controller device has likely gone bad. You need to take your device to an hardware expert for repair or replacement in such a scenario.
Sick of using a keyboard and mouse? You can always use a touchscreen. Laptop touchscreens are becoming more popular, allowing users to directly touch the screen to move the mouse, perform clicks, and interact with apps.
Many underlying issues can be fixed by restarting Windows 11, and that includes problems with your touchscreen. For example, a quick restart can do the trick if the screen suddenly becomes unresponsive.
If you buy a new laptop, chances are it will have a touchscreen, and you can give the experience a try. Of course, if you prefer to keep your hands off the screen, you can disable touch on Windows 11. For more tips on using your screen, read about adjusting display scale settings or changing refresh rate on Windows 11.
It has also been reported that on Windows 10 and Windows 8 that going to the Windows Device Manager and going through the HID devices and disabling them and re-enabling them can fix touch screen issues. From a Microsoft forum:
To enable the touchscreen on Windows 10 or 8, start by opening the Device Manager. Then, select Human Interface Devices > HID-compliant touch screen > Action > Enable device.
Photoshop automatically provides touch capabilities on devices that have touchscreen capabilities enabled. Gestures you can use include two-finger pan, two-finger pan and zoom, two-finger pan and rotate, five-finger cycle screen mode, and two-finger free transform.
You can run Surface Hub in Replacement PC Mode with 64-bit versions of Windows 10 or Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 or Windows 11 Pro, and Windows 10 or Windows 11 Enterprise. You can download the Surface Hub Replacement PC driver package from the Microsoft Download Center. We recommend that you install these drivers on any computer you plan to use as a replacement PC.
Welp. I'm a nitwit. My laptop touchscreen stopped working. I fooled around a little, found the device - device, not driver, - in Device Manager, after checking Show Hidden Devices. Like a putz, I thought it might work like a driver - uninstall and it would reinstall on startup or I could just download it and reinstall it. I was wrrrrrooooonnnng. Microsoft informs me the solution lies with Dell. I've looked everywhere on Dell, no dice. No HID-compliant touchscreen device to be found. Plenty of drivers. I think.Other concurrent troubles I'll mention here in case they're related - if not, I'll start a new topic as per forum rules.
*UPDATE* I double checked before posting this - now the above driver is fine and the dreaded triangle appears next to the plug in Bluetooth device I have connected to my laptop - BCM920702 Bluetooth 4.0 Device - says it can't start.Per the directions I could glean from Dell included updating my BIOS and Chipset drivers to correct this issue. Nope. Screen is still untouchable.Oh - also - in Devices and Printers, it showed my laptop - called Desktop in Devices and Printers - required further installation and referenced the error with the aforementioned Intel Bluetooth driver. AAAAAnnnnd now that message is no longer displayed.Any chance of reversing my ID10T error? My kingdom for a wireless printer that works, y'know, wirelessly and a touchscreen that, y'know, works!Thanks, in advance for your expertise.My laptop:Dell Inspiron 15 Series 7579 All In One - it's a laptop, it's a tablet, it's a laptab! A laplet?64 BitWindows 10
Thanks for the speedy reply!In Microsofts's defense, I was the idiot who removed the touchscreen device. I did go back to before the latest Win 10 update and then downloaded and reinstalled to no avail. The laptop is a little less than 2 years old, so it came with Win 10. I had created some restore points - that was the first thing I looked to do after foolishly removing the touchscreen device. Oddly, they didn't appear in the restore points list. So I'm not sure where to go with a restore right now. I have personal files from this laptop backed up on an external hard drive, so they're fine, but I also have stuff from older laptops. Right now I don't have a 2nd external hard drive to back up everything on this laptop just in case a restore goes bad - so I'm wary of doing one.
With regard to your Bluetooth, it's not clear to me whether this is an Intel built-in or a dongle. Intel has been updating its drivers to new, modern drivers for Windows 10 and I recently got same for the integrated Intel Bluetooth and WiFi card in my HP laptop. Regardless of the make and model, if you've got Intel wireless cards I strongly suggest going to, -driver-support-assistant.html, and allowing the Intel Driver Support Assistant to download and remain active.
Hey again! It's the nitwit.I got the printer working - I removed and reinstalled. I also made the unchecking of Use Printer Offline in the printer properties stick. So yay! It's working wirelessly again. That was my priority.As for the touchscreen mess. I've read some solutions that say uninstalling the HID-compliant touchscreen device is hunky dory, 'cuz when ya restart it'll magically reappear. Yeah, no. It doesn't. That's what got me into this meshugas in the first place! There's gotta be a simple solution to this - well, simple for you guys, not for me, I only know enough to be dangerous! This is the automotive equivalent of a faulty intake manifold gasket - simple replacement of a $35 part, but $800 bucks for the labor to dig into the bowels of the engine to get to it.Apropros of I don't know what - 2 drivers appear to be taking turns sporting The Yellow Triangle Of Extreeeeeme Warning. It's either the Intel Wireless Bluetooth driver or the Broadcom BCM 20702 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Device. Right now it's the Intel driver - despite just this second running the troubleshooter which claimed to fix the problem. The error is Device Cannot Start (Code 10). Hmm.Anyway, I appreciate any help offered.Thanks for your time!
Hi, britechguy!I did the Windows repair in the Non-Destructive Repair of Windows article you linked to. All went well as far as everything that worked before still works. All the files, apps, browsers and settings, etc. were untouched - though I had previously made a backup copy on a USB plus doing the media file creation outlined in the article, just in case. So, YAY!Regarding the Intel Bluetooth vs. Broadcom Bluetooth drivers Fight Club - it appears the fix to that was easy - the repair fixed the Intel - simply removing the removable bluetooth device took the Broadcom driver outta the mix. Apparently, the removable bluetooth device was the Broadcom device in question. Printer and headphones work without it, so into the spare PC equipment drawer it goes. However, still no HID touchscreen device appears in the Device Manager. I take the remark about this being the computer equivalent of the intake manifold gasket problem in the bowels of an engine. This is waaaaayyyy more difficult to solve!Hard to believe we can download OSes, apps, drivers, etc. willy nilly, yet fixing one little device appears to be impossible! Ah well. I'll keep pluggin' away.Thanks, once again, for your time and expertise.
I would not be shocked that the touchscreen part has just failed entirely, and if that's the case and it is not detected at system startup then, as far as your machine is concerned, you do not have a touchscreen. 2b1af7f3a8