read_me.txt Driver File Contents (D20175-001-001.exe)

Information and Instructions about this download file  

File Description: Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) Touchpad Driver
Version: Synaptics
Operating System: Microsoft(r) Windows Vista(r) (32-bit or 64-bit)
Part Number: D20175-001-001
Date: 02/15/2007

Table of Contents
Reason for Update 
Applicable Part Numbers 


This is the Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) touchpad driver for the computers listed in the Applicable Part Numbers section of this document. 


After you have downloaded and double-clicked the file D20175-001-001, files self-extract and copy into the C:\Cabs\D20175-001-001 folder on the hard drive.

1.  From the Start menu, in the Start Search field, type: C:\Cabs\D20175-001-001\Setup.exe, and then press ENTER.

2.  In the User Account Control dialog box, click Allow/Continue.

3.  Follow all onscreen instructions to complete the installation.


1.  From the Start menu, click Control Panel. 

2.  In Control Panel, click Uninstall a Program.

3.  In the Programs and Features window, select Synaptics Pointing Device Driver, and then click Uninstall/Change.

4.  In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

5.  Follow all onscreen instructions to complete the removal.


If you are having difficulty during or after the driver installation, follow the removal procedure, and then re-install the drivers.  

Reason for Update

This is the initial release of the driver.   

Applicable Part/Model Numbers    

P-170L - 2905958R
P-170X - 2905959R

P-171S - 2906004R
P-171S FX - 2906007R
P-171X - 2906006R
P-171X FX - 2906008R
P-171XL FX - 2905977R

P-6301 - 1014776R
P-6302 - 1014910R
P-6311 - 1015404R		
P-6312 - 2906040R
P-6801mFX - 1015522R
P-6822 - 1014778R
P-6825 - 1014978R
P-6831FX - 1015088R
P-6832 - 1015406R
P-6861jFX - 1015462R 
Motherboard w/GL960 w/MDM (FRU) - 4006241R
Motherboard w/GM965 w/MDM/HDMI (FRU) - 4006242R
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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