Windows 10: How to permanently disable the Win 10 touchpad

Discus and support How to permanently disable the Win 10 touchpad in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Microsoft should have this turn off ability in the handicapped section. The touchpad is a terrible problem for anybody with shaky hands. To... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by derbeck, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. derbeck Win User

    How to permanently disable the Win 10 touchpad


    Microsoft should have this turn off ability in the handicapped section. The touchpad is a terrible problem for anybody with shaky hands. To permanently turn off the touchpad in Win 10:


    1. Right click on the left lower corner.

    2. Select device manager.

    3. Expand mice and other pointing devices.

    4. Click the right mouse button to "PS/2 Compatible Mouse"

    5. Choose Update driver.

    6. Choose Driver from your computer (not automatically).

    7. Choose Driver from list.

    8. Unclick "Show compatible hardware" and more drivers appear.

    9. Choose another type (for example mouse from Acer - API USB).

    (ignore any incompatible message.)

    10. Your touchpad will be disabled after restart of your computer.

    11. Go back to 1 - 4 to get to the driver section and the touchpad.

    12. Select "Disable device" .

    (You must keep some driver or Win 10 will reinsert the old touchpad driver.)

    :)
     
    derbeck, Sep 5, 2019
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  2. Win 10 - disable touchpad

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We understand the inconvenience caused and will assist you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check for status.

    • Right click on the Start icon and select Device Manager.
    • Expand Mice and other pointing devices.
    • Right click on the touchpad driver and select Disable.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Sep 5, 2019
    #2
  3. rrsharpe Win User
    win 10 disable touchpad

    After upgrade from win 8.1 to win 10 on HP 15-d045nr laptop, cannot disable touchpad when usb mouse is installed. MANY MANY suggestions tried with no success. Help!!
     
    rrsharpe, Sep 5, 2019
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  4. How to permanently disable the Win 10 touchpad

    win 10 disable touchpad

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I will certainly help you with this.

    You can disable the touchpad pressing the FN key + (F1 – F10) (check the laptop user manual to find the Disable/enable touchpad function key).

    You can also disable the touchpad using Device manager. To do so kindly follow the below given steps and check if it works:

    • Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Device Manager”.
    • In the list of devices, you should see the touchpad drivers.
    • Right click on the device and then select "Disable".


    Hope this information helps. Post back with updated issue details for further help.

    Thank you.
     
    Parth P Patel, Sep 5, 2019
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