Dell D630/D830 Windows 7 64-bit Touchpad Drivers

Ran into an odd issue after installing SP1 for Windows 7 x64 on a Dell D630, the touchpad / pointing stick stopped responding.

Looking at driver download page for the D630 / D830 (Windows Vista 64-bit) on Dell’s support site shows there are no drivers provided for the touchpad / pointing stick.

I find the lack of updated drivers to be a common problem with Dell’s support site, the solution is usually very simple – look for a similar model system with the correct drivers. In this case the driver page for the D430 provides us with a 64-bit install package for the Dell touchpad / pointing stick.

You can go to Dell’s support site here and download it. Or you can also download it here:

Microsoft Security Essentials

Many people do not know there is a free anti-virus/malware program provided directly by Microsoft.  Why bother installing a paid application when you can get free protection for your computer directly from the software manufacturer?

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti-malware solution for your computer provided by Microsoft.  It helps protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.  It’s available for Windows XP SP2(and higher), Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

To download the latest version directly from Microsoft, please follow the link below:


Audacity © is a free and open-source software used for recording and editing sound.  I’ve placed download links below for easy access and backup to the latest versions as of this post*.  There is also the link for the LAME MP3 Encoder which is essential for MP3 exporting.

To download the latest version 1.2.6, then follow this link:

To download the LAME library, which is necessary for MP3 encoding, then click below:

*We are not affiliated with Audacity © and make these files available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Windows Installer 4.5

This is the direct link to download the Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable.

[Windows XP Version – File Size: ~3.2MB]

Offline / Manual Java Download for Windows

To download the offline or manual version of Java for Windows, please follow the link to access the appropriate Java webpage:

Microsoft .NET Framework 4

This is the direct link for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Stand-Alone.

File Size: ~48.1MB

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

This is the direct link for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Stand-Alone.

File Size: ~231MB.


Windows Installer 4.0+ is required before you can install 3.5 SP1.

To download this file, please click below: