10-27-2012 09:44 PM
I own a Ideapad Z580, and upgraded to Windows 8 yesterday. I noticed that the Intelligent Touchpad stopped working after the upgrade. I installed the appropriate driver, Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Z380/Z480/Z580, hoping it'd work, but to no avail. I also tried reinstalling/overwriting my existing 64-bit driver when prompted by my system to do so.
The scrolling, pinching, and sideways scrolling do not work at all; it is quite frustrating. Please help.
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10-28-2012 12:52 PM - edited 10-28-2012 02:29 PM
I too am having the same issues with the Touchpad after having upgraded my OS to Windows 8 Pro. After upgrading, I received a list of 'Apps Removed' and it actually got rid of a whole bunch of Lenovo (and other) drivers. From that list, here are some, just to name a few:
Dolby Home Theater v4
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software
Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer
Lenovo OneKey Recovery
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
Windows Driver Package - Lenovo (ACPIVPC) System (12/15/2011 22.214.171.124).
Is there going to be an update for these drivers for Windows 8 compatibility? Many thanks in advance for the help!
EDIT 1: Looks like we may be out of luck...
"Because of software compatibility issues, the following functions will no longer work after upgrading your computer.
10-29-2012 05:09 AM
Hello peep, do not despair as most of this functionality will be restored.
1. Had the same issue with the drivers so i contacted Lenovo and they said they are working on fixing any issues,
2. if you search for the z580 in amazon you are given a 'newer' model as an alternative which is basiccally the same laptop(Z580) but with win 8. so i assume that any software or drivers are going to be the same with the 'older' z580.
3. Patience! as told before win 8 just came out give it some time.
Also anyone having win 8 pro can get media center for Free:
11-09-2012 06:27 PM
Well, i also bought Z580 a week ago and upgraded to windows 8. i think I did a huge mistake by doing so, because my windows 7 was running like aeroplanes---too good. Now, the intelligent touchpad is not working. And in this computer without intelligent touch pad you can't do the things quicikly.
I think we all should request lenovo to launch the drivers for windows 8. As I can see on their website they have Z580 with windows 8 installed in them. So if they are selling this computer with windows 8, it means intelligent touchpad is working for them. so its just a matter of getting a compatible driver. I think lenovo is not making the compatible drivers avaiable to their customers because they want to snatch extra money out of heir customers who upgraded to windows 8. I called lenovo's software support team and they want extra money to sort out this problem.
11-24-2012 11:39 AM
Just finished installing the Synaptics driver for Win8 off of their site: http://www.synaptics.com/resources/drivers . Restored gestures, scrolling and palm sensitivity!
11-24-2012 12:14 PM
Hey guys lenovo recommends a clean install of windows 8 on idea pad machines
And CAn get all drivers from lenovo china website....use chrome to translate the page