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Unable to disable touch pad

Had the touchpad disabled before, then Windows did a driver update and now I cannot find the disable procedure again in control panel.

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  • OnionCreek Jun 21, 2009

    The touch pad is not listed and has No check box to disable it. The Mouse has no check box either. The Keyboard is listed as a standard ps/2 keyboard and has no mention of a touchpad.

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Go to Control Panel --> Mouse


Under Device Settings there is a Disable button where you can disable the internal pointing device.


With Windows Vista and newer models there is also usually a Check box where you can Disable internal pointing device when an External USB pointing device is attached.

The check box is usually the better option if available.


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