Turning off the laptop keyboard may sound very strange to many people, but you must have a reason to want to do this as if you were using an external keyboard. In this article, Ticswipe.com will guide you on how to Disable Laptop Keyboard on Windows 10/8/7 in 3 simple ways.
How To Disable Laptop Keyboard Windows 10 Temporarily
Step 1: Open Device Manager using the Start Menu search feature.
Step 2: In the Device Manager window, click the left arrow in the Keyboard section to expand it.
Step 3: Right-click on each of the keyboard drivers contained here, click Uninstall.
Note: Your laptop’s keyboard will be temporarily disabled until you restart your computer. However, if you want to disable the Laptop keyboard permanently, then follow the steps below.
How To Disable Laptop Keyboard Windows 10 Permanently
This way will help you disable laptop keyboard permanently. The implementation is quite complicated. First, you need to turn off automatic driver installation when booting up, then delete the keyboard driver.
Note: Group Policy Editor is only available on Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise users.
Step 1: Press Windows + R button, enter “gpedit.msc“, then press OK.
Step 2: In the window of Group Policy Editor, navigate to Administrative Templates => System => Device Installation => Device Installation Restrictions.
Step 3: Right-click on the “Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings“ setting, then click Edit.
Step 4: Select Enable, select Apply, then click OK. Finally, close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
Step 5: Continue to open the Device Manager window, by selecting Start Menu, fill in the search box “Device Manager” and select the displayed results.
Step 6: In this window, select Keyboard to expand all the laptop keyboard drivers.
Step 7: Right-click the driver included in this section, and select Uninstall Device => Uninstall => Yes. Do the same for the drivers in the Keyboard section.
How To Turn Off Laptop With Keyboard
Sounds quite strange, doesn’t it? However, this is an effective way, when you install another driver that is not compatible with the laptop keyboard, the laptop keyboard will not work anymore.
Note: Maybe this driver applies to both the touchpad and laptop keyboard. It is best to have an external USB keyboard and mouse available before performing this step.
Step 1: Open Device Manager with the same instructions as above.
Step 2: Expand keyboard, right-click the laptop keyboard driver, and select Update Driver.
Step 3: Select “Browse my computer for driver software“.
Step 4: Continue to select “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer” at the next window.
Step 5: Turn off the checkmark at the box “Show compatible hardware“. In the “Manufacturer” section, scroll down and select a different brand from the laptop you are using, select the Model, and click Next.
Step 6: Click Yes to let the laptop automatically install the driver, then select Close after the update is successful. And restart your computer.
Step 7: Immediately after restarting the computer, your keyboard will not be able to function. To reopen the laptop keyboard, right-click Driver keyboard, and select Update driver in Device Manager.
Step 8: Select “Search automatically for updated driver software“.
Step 9: Wait a few minutes for the system to update the correct driver again, then your keyboard can be used again normally.
Above are 3 ways to quickly Disable Laptop Keyboard on Windows 10/8/7. Hope this article will be useful for you. Don’t forget to share with your friends when needed.