How to Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10?

Disabling the keyboard is often required when we’re using an entirely different keyboard or using the Laptop screen as a gaming screen along with the console. To permanently uninstall or Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10 there are a few methods that could do the work with you. But before trying any of these methods make sure you have some equipment at hand in case any of the methods goes haywire. 

So there are reliable methods to permanently uninstall or Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10. You could disable the keyboard from the Device manager or permanently uninstall it.

1. Use Device Manager:

Using the device manager to Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10 is the safest and the most reliable method but this might not work for every laptop.

Head to the device manager and follow the steps below.

  • A list of all the devices will appear on the screen.
  • Expand the list under the Keyboard option.

  • Right-click on the Standard PS/2 keyboard and select the option for Disable Device.
  • A confirmation dialogue box will appear. Click on Yes and your keyboard will be disabled. 
  • In case the option for disabling doesn’t appear you could use an alternate method.

2. Use Group Policy Editor:

If you are not able to disable the laptop, try turning on the device installation restriction. The built-in Local Group Policy Editor will prevent the keyboard from installing hence disabling it permanently. This method might sound a bit risky but can definitely help you remove the keyboard. 

To try this method, you must identify the keyboard’s hardware ID so that it’s only the keyboard that you uninstall and not something else. After getting ahold of the ID you can tell the Local Policy Group Editor to prevent the keyboard from getting installed on your system. 

Follow the Steps Below to Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10.

Step 1: Hit the combination key of Win+X. It will load a list and you can click on Device Manager. 

Step 2: A list will appear similar to the one in the previous method. 

Step 3: Expand the list below Keyboard and right-click on Standard PS/2 keyboard

Step 4: Click on the Properties option and go to Details. 

Step 5: Under the Details tab changes the Property option to Hardware IDs. 

Step 6: Open the Run dialogue box using the Win+R key and type gpedit.msc

Step 7: Navigate to Administrative Templates under Computer Configuration. Then click on System and head on to Device Installation. Click on Device Installation Restrictions. 

Step 8: Right-click and select the option showing Prevent Installation of devices that match any of these IDs. Make a right-click again and select Edit. 

Step 9: What appears next on-screen will be a box with a lot of options. Click on Enabled. 

Step 10: In the lower half of the page, you will also find an option to show, click on it. 

Step 11: Now return to the Device Manager you were initially at. Right-click and copy. 

Step 12: Paste this on the Policy you opened while clicking on a show in the previous steps.

Step 13: Click OK.

Step 14: Click on the device from the Device Manager list and click on Uninstall

Step 15: Follow the prompts as given and you will be done. 

With any of these methods, you can Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10.

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