I need to disable the IR receiver device on my Fujitsu Amilo xi3650 laptop. Its running Windows 7 Pro. Its picking up IR signals intended for a separate HTPC running Windows 7 HP.
In device manager I've tried to disable the Microsoft eHome IR Transceiver device, however I guess its been marked as essential hardware as the Disable button is greyed out and unavailable.
Uninstalling the IR transceiver device driver only works till I reboot then it automatically re-installs.
I had a look in the bios but didn't see an obvious way to disable the hardware from there.
Is there a way (short of sticking some tape over the sensor) of turning the receiver off permanently?
I don't want to stop all hardware automatically installing on my machine just to get round this (I've seen this as an option when googling).