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Right, I've searched the internet for days. I've tried getting new drivers and there is no button or gesture that manually disables my touchpad. If I go to my touchpad driver the "Disable" box is greyed out. I know that the i8042prt.sys controls both the touchpad and the keyboard, so if you can't give me any other method, can you tell me which files in i8042prt.sys control the touchpad so I can manually delete them? I don't care if the change is absolutely permanent as I have no use for my touchpad and if I ever need a mouse and don't have one I have a touchscreen.

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  • I've actually looked at that question exactly, but none of the answers on that post worked for me, hence why I asked here just now. Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:29
  • You do understand that a .sys is a driver file which means if the author of the driver provides no way to configure the device through said drive files then you are likely simply out of luck. More information on the specific touchpad in question is required to help.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:31
  • I'm using a new HP Envy TouchSmart m6 Sleekbook, the driver used to say PS/2 Compatible Mouse, but now I've updated the driver and now it says Synaptics PS/2 Port Compatible TouchPad. I just want the touchpad to be disabled even if it means destroying it, tho obviously I'd prefer not to actually take a hammer to it. Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:35
  • The simplest way to disable the driver is to either delete the driver file itself by uninstalling the device and selecting that option or rolling back the driver itself. Make sure you have the current revision of the driver otherwise features that exist only in the current revision, won't be presented to you.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:44
  • I've uninstalled the driver but when it restarts, the default driver comes back. Now it says PS/2 Compatible Mouse again. Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:47

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