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Disable touch pad on my Dell Inspiron 6400 notebook

I can't seem to turn this thing off. I've looked under systems and under mouse.
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Open the device manager, then open the touch pad, then you will see the enable/disable option towards the bottom.

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There should be an icon in your taskbar, right click it and it will say something like pointing device properties, then device settings and click dissable, or go to my computer>right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager, then look down list for mice and pointing devices, click '+' sign, the you will see the touchpad, right click and select dissable.

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