Many times you may want to use an external keyboard with your laptop, perhaps because some keys on your laptop have been damaged or you just want to use more features. It can be anything, but many users are not comfortable using the external keyboard while the laptop keyboard is enabled because positioning the external keyboard can be difficult with the integrated keyboard.
So how do you disable the laptop keyboard, so that you can only use the external keyboard? Let's see how.
Solution 1: via Device Manager
Step 1: press the Windows key + X together on the keyboard and select Device administrator give the menu answer.
Step 2: A Device administrator window, scroll down and expand Keyboards. Below that, right-click on Standard PS / 2 keyboard and click Uninstall device.
Step 3: The keyboard is now disabled until the laptop is restarted. Once restarted, it will be reinstalled automatically.
To disable it permanently, you need to disable the automatic driver reinstall feature in Windows 10, although it is not recommended as it allows for automatic driver updates over time.
How to disable the automatic driver reinstallation feature in Windows 10
1. Press Tasto Windows + R key together to open run.
2. Now write sysdm.cpl on it and click ok.
3. Click Hardware language.
4. Click Device installation settings.
5. Choose No.
6. Click Save the changes.
If you choose to re-enable the built-in keyboard, choose Yes in the above screen and restart your PC. The keyboard driver will be reinstalled automatically.
Solution 2: disable laptop keyboard using gpedit
This method will permanently disable the laptop keyboard. But, before you do that, you'll need these things:
for. First, connect an external keyboard to the computer. Check if it works or not.
second. This method will only work on Windows 10 PRO o Company.
C. It is not completely safe to change Group Policy on the device. Before proceeding, create a restore point right away.
STEP - 1 Disable a particular policy
Disabling a particular policy can solve this problem.
1. Press Tasto Windows + R to access the Run window.
2. In the Run window, type "gpedit.msc“. Click on “ok".
3. When the Local Group Policy Editor opens on your PC, expand the left section like this:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions
4. Once you reach the place, on the right side, look for the "Avoid installing devices not described by other policy settings“Policy to change it.
5. Then right click on it and click "change“To change the policy settings.
6. In the "Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings" window, click "Qualified".
7. To save these settings on your computer, click on “To apply"And then in"ok".
Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
STEP - 2 Uninstall the laptop keyboard driver
Uninstalling the keyboard from the laptop is the next step in this process.
1. At first, you need to right-click the Windows icon in the lower left corner.
2. Next, click on “Device administrator“To access it.
3. Then click on "Keyboards"Section.
Here you will see that there are two keyboard controllers.
One is the external keyboard driver (for this computer it is called “HID Keyboard Device”).
The second has to be you laptop keyboard driver (for this device, it is the "Standard PS / 2 keyboard").
Four. The right mouse button on the laptop keyboard controller.
5. Then click on "Uninstall".
6. When you see that a warning message has appeared, click on "Uninstall".
Close the Device administrator window.
Restart your device and after restarting your computer, you will notice that the laptop's native keys will no longer work.