Home > Think Tank > How to Disable Touchscreen Keyboard in Windows 8.1Permanently?
December 5, 2014

How to Disable Touchscreen Keyboard in Windows 8.1Permanently?

In this article, I will show you how to permanently disable the touchscreen keyboard from within the Windows 8.1 system, for users of touchscreen laptops with physical keyboards (so will never need the on-screen touch keyboard):

Open Explorer
1. Tap "This PC" in left column
2. Tap "Computer" tab
3. Tap "Manage" on upper right
Then in column on left:
1. Tap "Computers"
2. Tap "Computer Management"
3. Double-Tap "Services and Application"
4. Double-Tap "Services"
5. Scroll down to "Touch Keyboard and..."
6. Tap "Turn off" on upper left

Then in far right column: 
1. Tap "More Actions" under "Keyboard"
2. Tap "Properties"
3.  Next to "Startup type:" select "disabled"

Then restart your computer to make sure the touch keyboard really was disabled.
3 0
comments powered by Disqus


60-Day Money Back Guarantee

Try before you buy with a free trial – and even after your purchase, you're still covered by our 60-day, no-risk guarantee.

Secure Online Payment

We value your privacy and protect your financial and personal data with full encryption and advanced fraud protection.


Knowledgeable representatives available to assist you through email response within 24 hours.