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I have a Dell laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7. I can't figure out how to diable the mouse touchpad. I always use a USB connected mouse. The touchpad is driving me crazy. Any suggestions?
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Go into the Control Panel and in the top-right search for Mouse.
You should be able to disable it here.
If it is not there, then you need to install the Windows 7 drivers for the TouchPad.
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The exact instructions will most certainly be in the Dell user manual
If you do not have it or cannot find it on the dell site post your exact model details, if the below procedure does not apply to your computer
Since you have a Dell laptop, you'll most likely have a special tab called 'Dell touchpad' in the window that pops up. Click on the touchpad picture in the window.

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In the new window that appears, click 'Device Select'

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Click on the 'Disable' radio button to disable the touchpad completely. If you want to disable the touchpad of your Dell laptop only when an external device like a mouse is attached, check the last option that says 'Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present'

Edited by Macboatmaster, 21 March 2011 - 12:07 PM.

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