Disable Touch Screen functionality in Windows 10

A Windows Tablet is capable of offering the best of both the worlds – Touch and Mouse/Keyboard input. If your device has them and if you want to, for some reason disable the touch screen on your laptop, ultrabook, notebook or touch device and strictly use your Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 device as a PC with the classic mouse and keyboard combination, you can do so as follows. Windows 10 does not have any built-in option to turn off the touch screen on the fly, by you do so by using the Device Manager.

Disable Touch Screen in Windows

Right-click on the Start button to open the WinX Menu. From the WinX Menu, open Device Manager and search for Human Interface Devices. Expand it.

Then, right-click on HID-compliant touch screen and from the list of options displayed, select ‘Disable’.

Disable Touch Screen in Windows

Instantly, a confirmation pop-up will appear on your device screen, requesting you to confirm the decision. Disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning. Do you really want to disable it? Click ‘Yes.’

disabled HID

Your touch screen functionality will be disabled immediately.

At any point if you would like to enable touch screen functionality again, simply go back to the Device Manager, right-click HID compliant touch screen, and select Enable.

Remember, you will be required to restart your PC to enable the touch screen functionality again.

If you find that your Windows Touch Screen Laptop, Tablet or Surface Tablet Touch Screen is not working, you may try some of these tips and see if they help you troubleshoot fix the problem. See this post titled – Windows laptop or Surface Touch Screen not working.

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