How to Turn Off a Laptop Keyboard

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Turning off your laptop keyboard is perhaps a little harder than it should be, but with good reason. It’s certainly not the sort of thing you’d like to do by accident. We’re going to show you how you can permanently disable your your laptop keyboard.

How to temporarily disable laptop keyboard

  1. Head into your Start Menu, and type in Device Manager
  2. Open up the Device Manager and find your way to Keyboards and hit the arrow to the left of it
    Laptop keyboard driver disable

    Now you’re done this, you can go back into your Device Manager and follow the steps at the top of this article. Uninstall the driver for your keyboard, and when you reboot your PC it will not automatically install it again, and the keyboard on your laptop will no longer function.

    This is very much a permanent change, so there\’s one more important step to take if you might want to re-activate the keyboard at any point in the future. 

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    At this point, it’s a good idea to go back into gpedit.msc and revert the change so you’ll be able to install the driver again in the future should you so desire.

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