This article discusses how to disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10 by disabling it in the device manager or uninstalling it forever. Likewise, you can adapt the unrecommended strategy of forcing the Keyboard to utilize some unacceptable driver to prevent it from working.
Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10
If you need to disable your laptop keyboard in Windows 10, there are two safe techniques: disable it in the device manager or, for all time, uninstall it.
Another procedure is to compel the Keyboard to utilize a driver that it can’t use to prevent it from working. However, I don’t suggest doing it; yet on the off chance that the other two techniques don’t work, that is an alternative.
Use Device Manager to Disable the Keyboard
This is the most secure answer for forever stopping a laptop keyboard, and it’s also the simplest to do. Be that as it may, it probably won’t work for everybody.
Disabling a keyboard driver in Device Manager takes only a couple of clicks:
- Open Device Manager. The most straightforward approach to do this is to open the Run dialog box (press Windows key+R) and enter the devmgmt.msc order. On the other hand, right-click the start button in Windows 10 and pick the tool from that point.
- Extend the keyboard area to see a list of devices.
- Right-click on the Standard PS/2 Keyboard and click Disable Device. On the off chance that you don’t see this choice, attempt an alternate technique underneath.
- Confirm with Yes. If the Keyboard isn’t disabled immediately, restart the PC.
Using the Group Policy Editor, prevent the keyboard from installing
If you can’t disable the PC keyboard, turning on a device installation limitation utilizing the windows 10 built-in group policy editor is the best way to prevent the Keyboard from reinstalling each time your PC starts up.
To do this, recognize the keyboard hardware ID so that you’re just managing that one device. At that point, use the group policy editor to keep Windows from installing whatever coordinates that ID.
- Press Windows key+X and afterward select Device Manager.
- Expand Keyboard.
- Right-click Standard PS/2 keyboard and click Properties.
- Go to the Details tab and change the Property drop-down choice to hardware Ids.
- Open the Run dialog box (Windows key+R) and enter the gpedit.msc command.
- Under the computer configuration heading, explore Administrative Templates > system > Device Installation > Device Installation Restriction
- Right-click prevents installation of devices that coordinate any of these device instance IDs and select edit.
- Select enabled from the left side, and afterward, pick Show from underneath it.
- Go back to the Device Manager as you left it in Step 4. Right-click the first section in that list and choose copy.
- Return to the group policy you opened in Step 8, double-tap space underestimate, and afterward paste the copied ID into that container. To paste the ID, either press Ctrl+V or right-click or choose paste.
- Click ok on that screen, and afterward, click ok on the policy screen.
- Discover the device again in the device manager, right-click it, and pick Uninstall device.
- Restart the laptop to disable the laptop keyboard for all time.
To undo this technique, turn the Keyboard on, get back to the group policy editor, and set the policy to not configure. A reboot after that re-enabled the laptop keyboard.
Install the Wrong Driver to Break the Keyboard
Installing the wrong device driver is strange and ought to be evaded for the most part. Nonetheless, it’s a suitable arrangement for this occasion. At the point when you install the wrong driver for a keyboard, it stops working.
- Open Device Manager, extend Keyboard, right-click Standard PS/2 keyboard, and select Update Driver.
- 2. Select Browse My Computer for the driver software.
- Select let me pick from a list of accessible drivers on my PC.
- Uncheck the box that says “Show suitable hardware.”
- Look through and select manufacturing (unique about your standard Keyboard), choose a model, and afterward, pick Straightaway.
- Select Yes.
- After the driver has been upgraded, choose close.
- Select yes to restart the PC.
- When the PC reboots, the built-in Keyboard will, at this point don’t work.