At some point you may want to disable the touch screen on your Windows 8 laptop/desktop to strictly use the conventional mouse and keyboard. Whenever that need come, Windows 8 has no built-in option to turn off the touch screen; however, there is a quick turnaround.
Simply follow these steps to disable your windows 8 touch screen feature:
- First, go to the device the manager by opening the “Charm Menu” and search for “Device Manager.”
- Once in the Device Manager, expand “Tab” and find “Human Interface Devices”.
- Expand the “Human Interface Devices” to display several “HID-compliant device” listings.
- Now Select the “HID-Compliant Touch Screen” and “Right-Click” then Select “Disable”. When asked if you want to disable the device, select “Yes.” The touch screen on your Windows 8 device should now be disabled.
Note: Depending on your device, some PCs will call it an HID-Compliant Touch Screen, while others may vary—in the event you don’t have a touch screen option listed, you may have to try each HID Compliant until one works.
Follow the same steps to enable the Touch Screen again selecting “enable” instead.