Windows 10: Can't disable touchpad

Discus and support Can't disable touchpad in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I do not like the touch pad. When I had Windows 8.1, I simply disabled it. But Windows 10 has a mind of it's own. I go into settings for touch pad and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Frank1, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Frank1 Win User

    Can't disable touchpad


    I do not like the touch pad. When I had Windows 8.1, I simply disabled it. But Windows 10 has a mind of it's own. I go into settings for touch pad and put a check mark where it says "disable touch pad". But as soon as I restart, the touch is enabled. I go where I put the check mark and it's gone--Windows just un-checked it. There are a couple of places where I can disable it, but upon restarting it goes back to where it was. I even went in Device Manager and disabled it there, but the same thing happens.

    :)
     
    Frank1, Sep 27, 2015
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  2. Disable the touchpad

    I had Windows 7 and had to push the function button to disable the touchpad every time I "woke up" my computer; then I upgraded to WIndows 10 after which a notice and "ding" occurred that said "Your touchpad is disabled" so I no longer had to disable it
    everytime I opened the computer, but now, today, suddenly the touchpad is working, no more notice, and now the function button to disable the touchpad doesn't work either so I can't disable the damned touchpad. I've gone into the "Mouse" section of the Control
    panel, but there's nothing about disabling the touchpad there. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
    1cosolargist, Sep 27, 2015
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  3. S Magrone Win User
    Disabling Touchpad in W-10

    Just upgraded to Microsoft 10 and now my once disabled touchpad is enabled again and can't figure out how to disabled it. Any suggestions?

    Found answer. On ASUS, knew that toggling FN F9 disables/enables TouchPad use, but was not working after upgrading to MS 10. Upgraded TouchPad driver and FN F9 now working again.
     
    S Magrone, Sep 27, 2015
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Can't disable touchpad

    Hi, silly question- do you have a little button just above your touch pad you can use to disable it? I have on my HP G60, noting you have an HP PC. (Sorry, not checked you particular laptop!)
     
    dalchina, Sep 28, 2015
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  5. On mine you press FN then F5 and that enables or disables the touch pad on my Toshiba
     
    hTconeM9user, Sep 28, 2015
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  6. Joergi Win User
    My laptop contains a touchpad by ELAN. The ELAN driver (and several versions of the Synaptics one as well) allows you to disable the touchpad in Control Panel > Mouse > ELAN > Disable, if an external USB mouse is found.

    I checked that and it is working as expected.
     
    Joergi, Sep 28, 2015
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  7. The best way to be sure is to uninstall the driver completely.
    Stop its running processes, then uninstall it, then remove its folder.
    Use Microsoft tool to prevent Windows from updating drivers for it.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
     
    TairikuOkami, Sep 28, 2015
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  8. Frank1 Win User

    Can't disable touchpad

    Silly question?? I do understand what the "little button" does as I have been using it for years. It will only set it so it doesn't work until you restart your computer. My "silly" question was how to disable it since I don't like it.
     
    Frank1, Sep 28, 2015
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  9. Frank1 Win User
    Thanks to every one for your response. I tried everything but nothing helped. I then discovered that it could be completely and permanently disabled in the registry. I did that and it took care of it.
     
    Frank1, Sep 28, 2015
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  10. Joergi Win User
    So is this issue solved?

    If so: What did you do to fix it?
     
    Joergi, Sep 28, 2015
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  11. Frank1 Win User
    Dalchina, after thinking about your response, I may have misunderstood you. If so, I apologize for how I responded.
     
    Frank1, Sep 28, 2015
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  12. dalchina New Member
    Thanks, appreciated. When people post problems it's not always clear what they've tried or what their experience is.. or what they've tried. Glad you found an solution that suited you- as noted above even uninstalling the driver won't work with Win 10 given MS's policy on driver updates- although I have read they are changing that, but only one source.
     
    dalchina, Sep 28, 2015
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  13. Frank1 Win User

    Can't disable touchpad

    Yes, the issue is solved and here's what I did in the registry, but I suggest that if you are not familiar with editing the registry that you try to find another way. If you can edit the registry go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/SynTPEnh and on the right side you will see DisableIntPDFeature and change it's value to 33. If you don't see DisableIneIntPDFeature on the right side you will have to create a NEW DWORD and give it that name, then give it a value of 33. If you do this I would suggest that you back up the registry first as I have been know to make TYPOs especially when given the strange looking words in the registry. Have fun
     
    Frank1, Sep 28, 2015
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  14. Joergi Win User
    Thanks for the update, Frank!
     
    Joergi, Apr 5, 2018
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