I'd like to disable a pointing device on a Windows 7 PC. The device is built into the computer (a laptop), so I can't simply unplug it. The problem is that when I'm using the computer my hand keeps brushing the touchpad, which moves the cursor to a completely different location, which makes typing next to impossible.
The manufacturer of the Laptop (Sony) provides a piece of software which supposedly is able to disable the touchpad, but
- I don't want all of Sony's crap installed on the laptop.
- Sony's software doesn't seem to be able to install on Windows 7 (Vista and earlier only).
The specific model in this case is a Sony Viao VGN_NW250F, but I would prefer a solution which works regardless of the particular laptop/brand.