How to disable Touchpad in Windows 7?

Running a shiny new laptop and you don’t know how to disable the touchpad in Windows 7? It’s easy to disable the touchpad in Windows 7, but I would recommend to disable the touchpad while typing instead of disabling it completely.

How to disable Touchpad in Windows 7

Method 1: Touchpad Driver Software for Windows 7

Windows 7 will automatically detect your touchpad and you will need 3rd-party software to disable the touchpad again.

Most major laptop manufacturers like Asus, Dell, Acer, Alienware etc. get their touchpads from a 3rd-party OEM provider. The provider has some official drivers on their website that you can use to disable the touchpad in Windows 7.

Download TouchPad Drivers for Windows

Windows 7 Drivers:

Windows XP/Vista and Win7 32-bit Edition v14.0.3
Windows XP/Vista and Win7 64-bit Edition v14.0.3

Method 2: Disable Touchpad while typing in Windows 7/Vista/XP

If you only want to disable the touchpad while you are typing, you could simply download this great and handy tool:

Download TouchFreeze

TouchFreeze will automatically disable your touchpad while you are typing. This will also prevent the Windows 7 cursor from jumping around on your desktop while you type.

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15 Responses to How to disable Touchpad in Windows 7?

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Tom said:

    All I can say about TouchFreeze is Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Finally my left thumb is not screwing with my typing anymore.

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    SHERRIE said:

    what a great download, I do alot writing in school and the touchpad was really getting on my nerves. this is great. thanks

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Mike said:

    Touchfreeze did not work for me. There was no change in the cursor problem.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    viraj said:


    thanks so much for TouchFreeze .. i got my dell laptop and was to tired of the cursor movement in 2 days.. not touchpad is off while typing… thank you

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Penny said:

    This is great. My jumping cursor has been driving me mad when trying to type word docs and emails. I can’t believe such a simple program has fixed it.

    Brilliant! Thanks :)

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Mick Low said:

    This has driven me crazy since upgrading. i always use a mouse. installing the synaptics driver has allowed me to disable/enable the touchpad as i please.
    thank you thank you thank you!!!! ;)

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    tom said:

    doesnt work on samsung nettop

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ravenser said:

    Brilliant programme, I was writing an essay and constantly touching the touch pad was driving me mad! This is the first thing I’ve typed without this problem, utter bliss! THANK YOU

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Barry Mung said:

    Grrrrr! That program doesn’t work on an MSI GT740, neither do MSI have any downloads for it ;-(
    Its driving me crazy!

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Sondra said:

    Wow! I have been struggling with the jumping cursor problem on my Asus laptop for a year. This tiny program solved all the issues and I don’t have weird whoops… jumping cursor just happened in this message … but I couldn’t get it to happene in any other program. I have tech guys saying it’s becaus I brush the touchpad… or I must be doing something wrong… or I have to download a driver for Microsoft when there aren’t any for the Asus. You all know the drill because you have been there and done that, right!! Anyway, this year long inconvenience that was driving me mad seems now to be gone. Thanks.

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Alex said:

    DID NOT help me. I am on Sony Viao Windows 7.

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Robot Rage said:

    TouchFreeze isn’t working on my Win7

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    NoX said:

    Yeah, this didn’t work on my HP G60 at all…touch pad works just fine while typing, cursor jumping all over the place as usual. I tried this, AND another program called touch blocker, neither did anything whatsoever. Why isn’t this a feature in Windows 7? What a terrible annoyance.

  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Bill Bullock said:

    TouchFreeze works with Dell Inspiron laptop running on Windows 7. My wife was going crazy. Thanks very much.

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Erikka de Bronac said:

    I lied to the computer and installed the Synaptic touch pad driver. and did the disable on the Synaptic touch pad. it works great. just lie to the computer

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