In January Windows 10 updated and reactivated my MSI laptop's touchpad. Since then I have been unable to disable it. Here are the things I have tried:
This no longer exists on Windows 10. There is no option to disable it - you can only change the sensitivities.
Downloading a 3rd party control panel
"Synaptics control panel" will not download through the Windows play store - instead it just states "Error". I have also tried to download control panels from 3rd party websites but these either no longer exist or no longer work when I try to get them.
Uninstalling the driver
By going into the "Device Manager" I can see the driver (Synaptics SMBus Touchpad) and can view its properties. Through this I cannot disable the device (the button is blanked out) but I can uninstall it. This used to be successful for about 24hrs until Windows realized and reinstalled the driver. Now it re-installs the driver the instant the computer restarts (and won't disable the touchpad without restarting, so I cant win). I have also clicked the "Delete driver software for this device" button when uninstalling it but it makes no difference.
I'm at the point where I'm going to manually disconnect the touchpad from the motherboard to remove of its use, it interrupts my coding and is extremely frustrating...