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how do i turn off my laptop keyboard?

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    window 8

    how do i turn off my laptop keyboard?


    hi..ad3fskj;l
    im using a small laptop with an external keyboard.
    the keyboard from the laptop seems to have a problem.
    it types random keys as if something stick is holding it down.
    ^that happens at random times and occurs with random keys.
    i've decided to use this external keyboard.
    how can i completely shut off my laptop keyboard?
    i've tried the control panel>hardware>devicemanager. and it didnt help. i've tried the
    uninstall keyboard, but it's reinstalled when my laptop's rebooted.
    thank you guys, and i need help ASAP!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hi,

    The only way I know is to disable device installation, then disable the keyboard driver. So first import the attached registry tweak, then disable the laptop keyboard in the device manager and reboot.

    warning   Warning

    You won't be able to install new devices, including new flash drives, USB drives, etc, unless you disable the policy by changing the dword parameter to 0.

    Vadim
    how do i turn off my laptop keyboard? Attached Files
    Last edited by Vadikan; 03 Aug 2013 at 02:12. Reason: warn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Hi,

    The only way I know is to disable device installation, then disable the keyboard driver. So first import the attached registry tweak, then disable the laptop keyboard in the device manager and reboot.

    Needless to say, you won't be able to install new devices, including new flash drives, USB drives, etc, unless you disable the policy by changing the dword parameter to 0.

    Vadim
    In addition to Vadikan's software solution, a hardware solution would be to simply unplug the ribbon cable from the keyboard to the motherboard. Good luck.
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