Turning off the touchpad scroll???
I gave up trying to find the check box to turn virtual scrolling off,
however, in my Synaptics Touchpad V7.2 mouse settings (Mouse properties - Device Settings - Settings) is a section:
Scrolling - One-Finger-Scrolling - Scrolling Region
There u can select the 2 lines and move them all the way to the right and bottom border respectively, and effectively make the scrolling regions nonexistent and thereby turning off virtual scrolling.
I struggled with this myself. T420 Thinkpad. In Win7 I found the answer is "Mouse Properties", but not the ones exposed through Windows, but the "device settings" tab. Then I clicked on the "synaptics touchpad" in my case v5.9 USB, and clicked Settings. Then and only then did I see the option of turning off one finger and two finger scrolling.
Unfortunately I don't think you can completely disable the feature but what i figure out is you can make the scrolling area on your mouse pad smaller; Click start > Type in "mouse" > go to device settings tab and click setting > a new window will appear > click virtual scrolling > scrolling region > and slide the scrolling region to the right as far as it can go
(i'm on an hp windows vista laptop)
It has been driving me nuts too and I just now finally got rid of it! Like other ones said, type Mouse in your "search program and files" of Start menu. Go to the last tab "Device Settings". Synaptics Touchpad is highlighted and you should have 2 available options: Disable and Settings. Click on Settings. Expand Scrolling and One-Finger scrolling. The click on Scrolling Region. A model of the pad shows up. The areas on the pad signify where on the pad (how far from the edge) the scrolling will take effect. For example the green area on the right hand side signifies the vertical scroll sensitive area. What I just discovered is that you can drag that area with your mouse to make it bigger and smaller! Now guess what! I made it small to the tune of 0! After applying and closing the Mouse control windows, voila: My vertical scrolling is finally gone. Good luck.