How to Disable Keyboard on Laptop

Turning off the keyboard on laptops can be a useful solution to many scenarios, from preventing accidental keystrokes during presentations to improving security by limiting access to the laptop.

Additionally, maintaining that the laptop's fan is clean is vital to preventing overheating and maintaining the performance of the laptop. If you follow the thorough instructions in this manual, users will be able to definitely tackle both issues and increase their laptop's performance and endurance.

When it comes to laptop maintenance, the two steps of disabling your keyboard as well as cleaning the fan are essential to ensure the smooth operation of your device and its maintenance.

When you're trying to solve technical issues or carrying out periodic maintenance work, having a thorough grasp of these steps will assure that you'll be able to resolve any potential issues quickly and keep the laptop's performance in perfect condition.

Disabling the Keyboard

With clear explanations and FAQs available to users, they can go through these procedures with confidence, empowering users to take proactive steps to manage the laptop.

Temporary Keyboard Disabling

  1. Go to the Start menu and type in "Device Manager."
  2. Within the device manager, find within the device manager, click on the "Keyboards" section, and then expand it.
  3. Right-click on the driver for your keyboard and choose "Uninstall the device" as well as "Disable."
  4. Make sure you confirm the action, then restart your laptop in order to disable the temporary keyboard.

Permanent Keyboard Disabling

  1. Go to the Start menu and type in "Group Policy Editor."
  2. The Group Policy Editor is where you go through "Computer Configuration" > "Administrative Templates" > "System" > "Device Installation."
  3. Click twice on the "Prevent the installation of devices that are not covered by other policy settings" policy.
  4. Choose "Enabled" and then click "Apply," then "OK."
  5. Repeat the temporary disable steps within the Device Manager in order to deactivate the keyboard for good.


The keyboard that you disable on your laptop is a choice that can be used in a variety of situations, from preventing accidental keystrokes in presentations to creating security measures that limit access to the laptop.

If you want to clear the keyboard with no interference or ensure the focus is uninterrupted during certain tasks, permanently or temporarily turning off the keyboard gives you the ability to meet your needs energetically.

If you follow the step-by-step directions that are provided in this guide, users will be able to follow the procedure, allowing them to regulate their laptop's functions according to their specific needs.

In the event of permanently or temporarily removing the keyboard, users acquire more control over the input mechanism of their laptop, which allows for better security and troubleshooting. If it's a temporary fix to solve a particular issue or a permanent change to ensure security, the option to turn off the keyboard provides an effective solution that is tailored to each individual's needs and preferences.

By following the guidelines provided that users can follow, they can quickly apply these steps, making sure your laptop's security and operation are adequate to their particular requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to utilize an outside keyboard after deactivating it?

Yes, you are able to utilize an external keyboard even after deactivating the keyboard built into your laptop.

Is the keyboard re-enabled following a restart or update?

If you disable the keyboard for a short period of time, it will be restored after a restart. To permanently disable the keyboard, it remains disabled after a reboot or an update until you revert the change in policy.

Can I reverse the permanent keyboard disablement?

You can disable the permanent keyboard disablement by accessing the group policy editor, going to the "Prevent the installation of devices that are not covered by other policies" option, and then changing this policy's setting to "Not Configured."

Can disabling the keyboard alter other methods of input, for example, touchscreens or touchpads?

Disabling the keyboard does not alter other input methods that you can use on your laptop. The touchscreen, touchpad, and all other external input devices will work normally.