I just got a new Windows 8 laptop. So far the biggest problem is the hideous Elan-powered touchpad. It has a crazily-fast and sensitive scroll speed, and has the scroll direction inverted. The controls to modify these settings are greyed out under the Elan panel in control panel > mouse, for some reason.
I can uninstall it via device manager or BIOS, but what will happen if I do? Will Windows 8 revert to some sort of default, no-frills touchpad software? Presumably at the very least I'll lose the ability to do anything with the touchpad except move the cursor and click.