How do I disable TouchPad in Windows Vista?

By ohadbenita
Mar 13, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I'm using Dell Inspiron 1420 on Windows Vista Home Premium.

    I'd be glad for any tips as how to disable the built-in touchpad.

  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I;m going to take a stab at this because the touchpad isn't a 'Vista' feature, but one for a laptop. Go to the Control Panel> Mouse> Touchpad> disable there.

    It is also loading at startup. My Dell use Apoint:

    Here is how to use MSCONFIG in Windows Vista to disable processes on startup:

    This site show a click on Normal Startup. Instead, please click on Selective Startup then the Startup tab.

    Look for Apoint and UNCHECK it. Then click on Apply> OK
    NOTE: when you reboot the first time, you'll get a nag message that can be ignore and closed after checking 'don't show this message again.' Stay in Selective Startup.
  3. ohadbenita

    ohadbenita TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thanks Bobbye

    I appreciate the detailed answer,

  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    You're welcome. Please let us know if you need more help disabling the touchpad.
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