Synaptics released new drivers version (17.0.19) which compatible with Windows 8/7/XP/ and Windows Vista. This driver package also support both 32-bit and 64-bit. Before we proceed with the installation ,Synaptic does ask users to check from the manufacturer website first, example if you have a HP notebook, you can check if HP provide Windows 8 drivers for your synaptic touchpad. Ssynaptic released generic drivers which may result in the loss of OEM-costumized Synaptic Pointing device functionality. So, it is strongly recommend to set a restore point which is a quick way to rollback to the previous driver you already have.
Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista 64/32-bit : Version 17.0.19 Download (118MB)
Released By Notebook Manufacturer:
Acer : Download
Hewlett Packard (HP/Compaq) : Download
Lenovo : Download
Sony (Vaio) : Download
Synaptic Pointing device or Synaptic Touchpad available on most laptop. Even some laptop uses ALPS Touchpad but the numbers of notebook that uses ALPS is lower than synaptic. There are also several other synaptic Touchpad device such as Elantech. It is important to make sure you have the synaptic touchpad not ALPS or other. This is because some models do have variant, means if you own a Acer 4623 (example), you may see Acer provide 2 downloads for ALPS ans Synaptic touchpad. So we can say Acer 4623 Variant 1 uses Synaptic and the other variant uses ALPS.