How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for Dell or HP Laptop

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Introduction

This guide demos how to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a Dell or HP laptop.

How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a Dell Laptop

Here are the steps to disable touchpad in Windows 10 for a Dell laptop:

  • Type touchpad in the search bar. Then select Precision touchpad settings.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 in a Dell Laptop
  • At the Touchpad settings screen, beneath Related settings click Additional settings.
Related settings is below my settings screen because I had to minimize the page to be able to screenshot it. If yours is maximized it will be on the right side your screen.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 in a Dell Laptop
  • When you click Additional settings your mouse properties will pop up. To disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for your Dell laptop click Click to change Dell Touchpad settings.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 in a Dell Laptop
  • Dell Pointing Devices settings will open the Sensitivity tab by default. Toggle the highlighted switch from on to off.
  • To save your changes, click Save. Then click Button tab (see the second image below).
  • At the Buttons tab toggle Touchpad Buttons on/off to off position. Then click Save.
  • Finally, click the Gestures tab. Then flip the Gestures On/Off button to off position and click Save (see the second image).
After making the changes described above your Dell Touchpad will be completely disabled. If you touch it, your mouse will not respond.

How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a HP Laptop

The steps to disable touchpad in a HP laptop is similar to a Dell. However, the last bit differs a bit. This will apply to other types of laptops…

Here are the steps to disable touchpad in Windows 10 for a HP laptop:

  • Type touchpad in the search bar. Then select Precision touchpad settings.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a HP Laptop
  • At the Touchpad settings screen, beneath Related settings click Additional settings.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 in a HP Laptop
  • When you click Additional settings, Mouse Properties settings will open in a pop up window. To completely disable your HP laptop touchpad, click ClickPad Disable.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a HP Laptop
  • At the Warning message pop up, click OK.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a HP Laptop
  • Finally, to save your changes, click Apply.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a HP Laptop
If you do not want to permanently disable your touchpad, you could automatically disable it when you plug in an external mouse. To do this, check the box beside Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a HP Laptop

Conclusion

Though the steps described in this guide are specific to disabling touchpad for Dell and HP laptops, the steps can be applied to any Windows 10 laptop.

The only difference will be the last bit where you modify the touchpad settings.

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