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How do I disable the touchpad? I am running Vista Home Premium. There is no Function key to enable/disable the touchpad. I disabled the touchpad by going to Control Panel, Mouse, and disabling the touchpad device. But after I restarted the PC, the touchpad was enabled and the touchpad doesn't show up as a device when I use Control Panel. In Mouse Properties, the only two items are PS/2 Compatible Mouse and HID-compliant mouse.

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Have u gone to control panel - device manager - then on pull down menu's show hidden devices ; click on all the + boxes till you see touchpad ( mouse and pointing devices) right click mouse and click on disable.

i always go through device manager as all devices are in one place!!

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  • Paul Woodward Apr 15, 2015

    ps/2 mouse is the one touchpad uses, right click on it and disable it. or you could install your laptops touchpad driver (often called synaptic) then when u go into device manager you will see it and then disable it!

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