How to Disable the Touchscreen in Windows 10

A decade ago, owning a laptop was equivalent to having hoards of cash. The internet wasn’t ubiquitous nor was the phrase ‘Let’s Google!’ But here we are, living in 2019, a high-point in technology where not only the foldable phone but also foldable laptops are a thing and man they are expensive. Slim, portable and good battery life – these are essential aspects that millennials look for purchasing a laptop and some do deliver. Different manufacturers have come up with different concepts for a laptop such as double screen (Asus), Touchbar (Apple), etc. While laptops are productive, some extra features are considered cherry on the cake by buyers who want to settle for a good product for the coming 5 years, which is a lot in the electronic world, considering every month some new technology is introduced.

A touch laptop, for instance, is still a peculiar feature that users find amusing. A touchscreen display lets you interact with the device using touch, just like the way we use our smartphones. It functions as the only input or as a secondary input like on a 2-in-1 device. Touchscreen phones have been here for more than a decade but as for laptops, there are many pros and cons of having a touchscreen display. It’s great for surfing the internet, navigating through a heap of files or just showing off. The negatives include phantom touches, touch-display repair costs, and maintenance, etc. If you have a device which offers mouse and keyboard input and you are fed up of using the touch on your personal computer, we’ll show you how to disable the touchscreen functionality in Windows 10.

How to Disable the Touchscreen in Windows 10

There’s no quick toggle to just turn on or off the touch option in Windows 10 but Device Manager will solve this issue.

Press the Start button on your keyboard and search for Device Manager or just press the Windows Logo + X key to summon Windows Mobility Center. Click on Device Manager.

Search for Human Interface Devices and Expand it. Now look for HID-compliant touchscreen. Right-click on it and select Disable. For the changes to take place, you need to restart your PC.

After taking this action, you won’t be able to use the touchscreen on your personal computer. However, this isn’t a permanent solution. You can undo the action by selecting Enable.


Disabling the said command will turn off the touchscreen functionality on your personal computer, but if your touch screen is not working you should contact your service provider. If your PC is within a warranty limit, ensure that you have all the warranty papers so that you don’t have to incur any expenses.


Saurabh Jadhav
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