How to Disable the Touchscreen of Laptop, Tablets, and 2-in-1 devices in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & 8, and Windows 7?

Disabling a Touch screen

Touch Screens are amazing to use and touchscreens are available on a lot of Windows 10 laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1 devices.

Yet, if you want to disable the touch screen of your device due to any possible reason, then you can do it in some pretty easy steps.

The procedure for disabling a touchscreen in Windows 10 works the same way on all types of devices, including laptops, desktops, tablets, 2-in-1 devices, and computers from specific manufacturers, like HP and Dell laptops.

WARNING: Do not disable your touchscreen if it is the only input method for your device. If the keyboard and mouse aren’t working on your laptop or 2-in-1 device, or if you have a tablet without a keyboard accessory, do not disable the touchscreen. You will not be able to re-enable it without connecting some other type of input device.

How to Disable the Touchscreen in Windows 10 Devices?

Touchscreens can be disabled in Windows 10 through the Device Manager, which you can access through the Control Panel or directly from the search box on your taskbar.

So, here’s how you can disable the touchscreen in Windows 10 devices:

Step#1: Click the search box on your taskbar.

Step#2: Type Device Manager.

Step#3: Click Device Manager.

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Step#4: Click the arrow next to Human Interface Devices.

Step#5: Select HID-compliant touch screen.

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Step#6: Click Action at the top of the window and click disable.

Step#7: If you see a pop up warning that says “Disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning. Do you really want to disable it?” click Yes.

How to Disable the Touchscreen in Windows 8.1 & 8 Devices?

The above instructions work for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in addition to Windows 10. 

How to Disable the Touchscreen in Windows 7?

Well, this one is a little bit different from the newer versions of Windows.

So, instead of disabling the touchscreen in the Device Manager, you need to disable a specific option in the Pen and Touch menu. This menu can be accessed from the Control Panel.

These are the steps:

  1. From the Windows desktop, click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Pen and Touch.
  4. Select the Touch tab.
  5. Uncheck the box next to Use your finger as an input device.

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