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  1. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       28 Sep 2015 #1

    Can't disable touchpad


    I do not like the touch pad. When I had Windows 8.1, I simply disabled it. But Windows 10 has a mind of it's own. I go into settings for touch pad and put a check mark where it says "disable touch pad". But as soon as I restart, the touch is enabled. I go where I put the check mark and it's gone--Windows just un-checked it. There are a couple of places where I can disable it, but upon restarting it goes back to where it was. I even went in Device Manager and disabled it there, but the same thing happens.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,608
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       29 Sep 2015 #2

    Hi, silly question- do you have a little button just above your touch pad you can use to disable it? I have on my HP G60, noting you have an HP PC. (Sorry, not checked you particular laptop!)
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,450
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.693
       29 Sep 2015 #3

    On mine you press FN then F5 and that enables or disables the touch pad on my Toshiba
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       29 Sep 2015 #4

    My laptop contains a touchpad by ELAN. The ELAN driver (and several versions of the Synaptics one as well) allows you to disable the touchpad in Control Panel > Mouse > ELAN > Disable, if an external USB mouse is found.

    I checked that and it is working as expected.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,738
    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       29 Sep 2015 #5

    The best way to be sure is to uninstall the driver completely.
    Stop its running processes, then uninstall it, then remove its folder.
    Use Microsoft tool to prevent Windows from updating drivers for it.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
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  6. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       29 Sep 2015 #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, silly question- do you have a little button just above your touch pad you can use to disable it? I have on my HP G60, noting you have an HP PC. (Sorry, not checked you particular laptop!)
    Silly question?? I do understand what the "little button" does as I have been using it for years. It will only set it so it doesn't work until you restart your computer. My "silly" question was how to disable it since I don't like it.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       29 Sep 2015 #7

    Thanks to every one for your response. I tried everything but nothing helped. I then discovered that it could be completely and permanently disabled in the registry. I did that and it took care of it.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       29 Sep 2015 #8

    So is this issue solved?

    If so: What did you do to fix it?
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  9. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       29 Sep 2015 #9

    Frank1 said: View Post
    Silly question?? I do understand what the "little button" does as I have been using it for years. It will only set it so it doesn't work until you restart your computer. My "silly" question was how to disable it since I don't like it.
    Dalchina, after thinking about your response, I may have misunderstood you. If so, I apologize for how I responded.
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  10. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,608
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       29 Sep 2015 #10

    Frank1 said: View Post
    Dalchina, after thinking about your response, I may have misunderstood you. If so, I apologize for how I responded.
    Thanks, appreciated. When people post problems it's not always clear what they've tried or what their experience is.. or what they've tried. Glad you found an solution that suited you- as noted above even uninstalling the driver won't work with Win 10 given MS's policy on driver updates- although I have read they are changing that, but only one source.
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