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Surface (Windows 10) touch screen keeps turning back on?

windows 10 tablet touch screen help

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egwythe37

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I have a Windows 10 Surface tablet with a keyboard attached. A while ago, the screen cracked badly, causing the touch screen function to glitch to the point where I could barely navigate the log-in screen of my 'laptop'.
Using the device manager, I disabled the function in HID, and that was fine, but when I updated the software it turned back on and now - no matter how many times I disable or uninstall the touchscreen function - it always comes back after a few hours.
Any suggestions?

Edited by egwythe37, 04 February 2018 - 11:22 PM.

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I don't have touch screen on my Win 10 but I found this:

 

https://msdn.microso...y/ee503493.aspx

 

Do you have this key in the registry?

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Hardware\DeviceMap\Touch

 

If so removing permissions on key Touch or just deleting the key might do the trick.

 

Note that it needs touch.dll to work.  So you could also try removing permissions from the file which is probably down in C:\Windows\System32\

 

If that doesn't work then you could run Process Monitor while disabling touch your usual way and see what key it changes then change the permissions on the key to Read Only.


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