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Is there a Way to disable the laptop keyboard, and use another external keyboard via USB?

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March 29, 2015 2:16:36 PM

My laptop keyboard is failing, and I am typing this on a horrible old membrane Logitech keyboard. Soon, I am getting a Cherry MX Blue keyboard, an I would like to plop it n my laptops keyboard without making the laptop register keystrokes from the few keys that are working. Is there a way to disable the built in keyboard, but still use a external one? Also, the keyboard in question is the Logitech G710 (new version that has Cherry MX bLue switches). Did they fix they breaking keycap issue for this version of the G710?

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a b D Laptop
March 29, 2015 4:21:46 PM

Go to start menu, type device manager press enter, click on device manager, find keyboard in device manager, click on + sign for drop down menu to disable keyboard driver reboot should be required to make this permanent or uninstall it.
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March 29, 2015 4:41:51 PM

Im Spartacus said:
Go to start menu, type device manager press enter, click on device manager, find keyboard in device manager, click on + sign for drop down menu to disable keyboard driver reboot should be required to make this permanent or uninstall it.
I don't want to completely remove it, just disable it. The only option available is to completely uninstall the driver. Where can I re install it if I want to if I decide to get a replacement laptop keyboard?
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a b D Laptop
March 29, 2015 5:02:35 PM

Have you tried looking at the driver with user account turned off,
Go to control panel user account, click on toggle user account on/off to turn off.
then reboot look at same driver after reboot should see option to turn the driver off if i remember right?
don't forget to toggle it back on for your personal safety that's why it's normally on to protect your settings.
Reboot for changes to take place.
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a b D Laptop
March 29, 2015 5:25:05 PM

Sorry if that don't work as I just tried it on one of my un-highlighted / disable drivers and it didn't Trying to remember the way round it.

This link on toms page tell you how to find you drivers. In the mean time I'll try to remember how disable it? I'm sure it can be done.
http://www.tomsguide.com/faq/id-2384465/find-drivers-la...
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a b D Laptop
March 31, 2015 1:32:59 AM

Below is a link to a alternative to device manager you could try and be able to disable your keyboard with this. You can go to options in menu and ask it to mark disable devices and mark connected devices. Device type code should show you your devices.

Make sure you have a restore point saved on you system first should you need to put thing back. Always back things up first before you play around with new software. Also a restore disk for your PC.

http://download.cnet.com/DevManView/3000-2094_4-1097331...
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