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Groovin'
Twinbird
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-20-2013
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Unable to disable touchscreen

Hello,

 

The standard way to diable the touch screen in Windows 8 is to go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Pen and Touch, and to uncheck a box that says something like "Use your finger as an input device". I have no such option available to me.

 

I tried the suggestion here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-tms/disable-the-touchscreen-for-a-windows... but I do not see an N-Trig driver, or any driver in Device Manager that is obviously related to the touchscreen.

 

Can anyone suggest a way to disable the touchscreen on my laptop?

 

Sony VAIO SVT15117CDS

Windows 8 x64

 

Thanks!

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ScottF
Posts: 159
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Unable to disable touchscreen

How to disable touch screen;

In Device Manager, expand Human Interface Device category to access ‘USB Input Device’ and disable it by right clicking, and choosing ‘Disable’ from the menu

 

There may be 2 or 3 of these USB Input Device items, the one corresponding to the touch screen is usually the final (bottom) device in the Human Interface Device category – it is not necessary to disable any other USB Input Devices

 

If my post answers your question, please mark it as "Accept as Solution".

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Groovin'
Twinbird
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-20-2013

Re: Unable to disable touchscreen

Thanks ScottF, I disabled the USB Input Device item that was last in the list, and this disabled my touch-screen :smileyvery-happy:

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bkozlov
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-30-2013

Re: Unable to disable touchscreen

Thanks! It was helpful

True, the last two HID Input devices belong to logitech mouse in my case, but finally we did it!

Surprisingly, there is no much information on this important subject in the internet. And it is really annoying when during discussin people touch the screen and ...

Thanks!

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Tuning Up
rajesh4096
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-27-2013

Re: Unable to disable touchscreen

Thanks a lot...

It worked. But not the last port, for me its second USB port from top.

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Tuning Up
gryjffrs
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-25-2013

Re: Unable to disable touchscreen

Surprised to find no info regarding this on the laptop. On my Vaio there were two choices and it tuned out to be the first one. In any case I found my answer here and I appreciate it.
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beocom
Posts: 1
Registered: a week ago

Re: Unable to disable touchscreen

OMG, Much thanks to you, ScottF!

 

This is the BEST post for resolving the touchscreen issue on my VAIO All in One.

 

I called Microsoft Tech support, waiting for about an hour on the phone, and they were trying to sell me their service for troubleshooting this very issue. After some frustration, I called their customer service and asked for a RMA # to return the product for a full refund.

 

MS Store should thank you for almost losing another customer. I am a fan of Apple and this is my second PC.

 

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