It’s no secret that Windows laptop keyboards aren’t that great, except for those found on expensive laptops. In my personal experience, I’ve seen keyboards fail right after a year of use. Either some keys stop working right away or, even worse, some keys are pressed indefinitely, making it more difficult to operate. So, if you want to disable a laptop keyboard in Windows 10, you have come to the right place. Here we show you a simple tutorial on how to permanently disable a laptop keyboard. On that note, let’s go through the steps.

Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10

1. First, connect your external keyboard or enable the on-screen keyboard so you have a backup to stumble upon. After that press Win + R to open the Run menu. Here, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

2. If you run Windows 10 Home then you can follow our guide and learn how to enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home edition.

3. Once the Group Policy Editor is launched, access administrative templates -> System -> Device Installation -> Device Installation Restrictions.

4. Here, double click on “ Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings”, then enable the policy. After that, click “OK” and restart your computer.

5. Next, press the Windows key once and search for “ Device Manager“. Now open it.

6. Here, expand the “Keyboards” menu, then right click on the keyboard Entrance. Now select “Uninstall device”. You may be prompted to restart your computer. If there are multiple entries, uninstall them as well. Just make sure you don’t uninstall the external keyboard if you have one plugged in.

7. Finally, restart your laptop and this time laptop keyboard will be disabled on Windows 10.

Permanently Disable a Laptop Keyboard in Windows 10

This is how you can permanently disable a laptop keyboard in Windows 10. Windows 10 has a feature that automatically installs the driver whenever it discovers a new device. However, with the Group Policy changes we mentioned above, Windows 10 will not be able to install the keyboard driver, making it obsolete. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you want to learn more about these Windows 10 tips and tricks, check out our linked article.