Can I turn keyboard off?


G

Guest

Hello :)

Because of several keys on my laptop's keyboard not working anymore, I got a
Microsoft USB keyboard. Is there a way to deactivate the built in keyboard
so nothing will be affected when I set the new keyboard on top of the old as
I need to do sometimes due to space concerns? I tried going to
Start/settings/control panel/keyboard/hardware tab/standard 101-102 key or
Microsoft natural ps2 keyboard, driver/uninstall, but when my laptop restarts
after the uninstall, the driver gets installed again :p

Thanx in advance :)
 
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Yves Leclerc

Hello :)

Because of several keys on my laptop's keyboard not working anymore, I got a
Microsoft USB keyboard. Is there a way to deactivate the built in keyboard
so nothing will be affected when I set the new keyboard on top of the old as
I need to do sometimes due to space concerns? I tried going to
Start/settings/control panel/keyboard/hardware tab/standard 101-102 key or
Microsoft natural ps2 keyboard, driver/uninstall, but when my laptop restarts
after the uninstall, the driver gets installed again :p

Thanx in advance :)

Try "disable" instead of "Uninstall". This way, the drivers are "still"
installed but are not active and Windows should not re-install them.


If this does not work, then you are out of luck since you can not normally
turn off the keyboard of most laptops, unless there is a BIOS setting.
 
A

AllenM

Wow. Good question and very unusual request. however I think if it is
possible the only way and place to be able the keyboard would be in the
Setup/CMOS settings. Check your manual or manufacturer website to see how to
boot into the CMOS on startup. Good luck.

"Cloudchaser the Red Wolf furry"
 
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Talahasee

Hello :)

Because of several keys on my laptop's keyboard not working anymore, I got a
Microsoft USB keyboard. Is there a way to deactivate the built in keyboard
so nothing will be affected when I set the new keyboard on top of the old as
I need to do sometimes due to space concerns? I tried going to
Start/settings/control panel/keyboard/hardware tab/standard 101-102 key or
Microsoft natural ps2 keyboard, driver/uninstall, but when my laptop restarts
after the uninstall, the driver gets installed again :p

Thanx in advance :)


I usually look for a simple approach. Find something/s that
is/are a little higher than your laptop keyboard on which
you can set the keyboard. like two thick books.

One on each side should do the trick.

Good luck!


Tallahassee
 

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