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I have a Gateway Model No W6501. I want to disable the touchpad, but I cannot do so using the Control Panel settings - there does not appear to be any reference to the touchpad in there. How do I do this, to avoid the cursor jumping when I am typing due to me accidentally hitting the touchpad? I want to use a Microsoft Model 1007 wireless mouse but with the touchpad disabled.

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While booting, go into your BIOS settings by pressing either the F1, F2, or F10 key. In the device settings of your BIOS is where you can disable the response of the touchpad.

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  • Sean Melvin May 26, 2013

    Where in the BIOS. I don't see anything about a pointing device, mouse or touch pad. What is it called? I've tried everything else everyone else has suggested. The disable function in the device manager as well as under the mouse properties is greyed out and I can't click it. There isn't a box for me to click to tell it not to use it if there is another mouse plugged in like on my other laptop. What is it about Gateway that they could make a simple fix to this?

  • Sean Melvin May 26, 2013

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