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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.
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