Im looking how I can disable my laptop keyboard, I looked into the Device manager and there is no "Disable this device", Don't want to uninstall it, just turn it off.
I'm just troubleshooting some hardware issues.
any suggestions ?
Revolter answer is actually not correct.
When trying the described manipulation, I got the following message:
ACPI\PNP0303\4&378F8A46&0 : Disable failed No devices disabled
I think that the reality is too bad: there is no nice solution for disabling a laptop keyboard without physically removing it (if you uninstall the driver, Windows will re-install it automatically).
See this discussion forum for more precision: https://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/laptop-support/250095-how-disable-laptop-keyboard.html
However, there is a way to uninstall a laptop keyboard with software: by installing an incompatible driver!!
The instructions are:
I hope it will help other folks here.
You may use devcon from Microsoft
The DevCon utility is a command-line utility that acts as an alternative to Device Manager. Using DevCon, you can enable, disable, restart, update, remove, and query individual devices or groups of devices. DevCon also provides information that is relevant to the driver developer and is not available in Device Manager.
the link contain a detailed page about how to use it,
for your case, just put
devcon find *
To lists device instances of all devices that are present on the local computer.then,
devcon disable [ your-keyboard-HardwareID ]
to disable devices that match that specific hardware or instance ID
The only way is to physically disconnect the keyboard.
See this article : "Repairing the keyboards of Compaq laptops".
If what the guy describes in the above page solves the problem, you might save yourself the trouble.
If it doesn't, then repeat the operation, but just omit the described step 8 and do not reconnect the cable.
(I take no responsibility for any mistakes in the execution of this operation.)
+1 for the answer provided by fabien7474! With one slight difference - my Asus UL56V with Windows 7 showed "Keyboard Device Filter" and "HID Keyboard Device". By disabling the second option, I ended up disabling the USB keyboard :) But disabling Keyboard Device Filter by changing to a Japanese keyboard did the trick for me!
P.S. No one on the whole Internet managed to come up with such an elegant fix for such a common (and serious) problem!
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