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    How to permanently disable touchpad on LenovoSL410?

    Hello All,
    And thanks for your help!
    I have a Lenovo SL410 laptop (running Windows 7 Pro) that has both a touchpad as well as the little red "pencil eraser".
    I dislike the touchpad and use the "eraser" whenever I don't have a wireless mouse attached.
    I repeatedly go into the Control Panel ==> Mouse, remove the check mark from the box for "enable Touchpad" from the "UltraNav" tab but, even though the check mark has been removed, the next time the machine is rebooted, the touchpad is operational again (even though there is no check in the box).
    Not sure if anyone has had this glitch and knows of a fix . . .?
    Again, thanks ahead of time!
    Regards, Bob

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    Haven't worked on a Lenovo [but a client just got one, won't be long] but usually a setting in the BIOS can be changed. What the BIOS loads at startup is what the Operating System uses for running, if disabled shouldn't be seen by Windows.

    EDIT: I should have also mentioned it is possible but hard to remove the keyboard and probably the palm rest and unplug the flat cable to the touchpad. I haven't a clue whether that will also disable the 'stick'.
    Last edited by Berton; 2015-10-18 at 18:36. Reason: Added info.

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    If the driver for the touchpad does not cover any other function you can disable the driver as well.

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    Hello All and thanks for your thoughts!
    Berton, In the Bios, the keyboard and the mouse are "lumped together" and the only options offered are "Fn Key Lock" and "NumLocK".
    Facist Nation, in Device Manager, I could uninstall "UltraNav", but that appears to control both the touchpad as well as the TrackPoint ("pencil eraser")> Nonetheless, I may try an uninstall and then reinstall just to see if the touchpad stays disabled afterward.
    Again, thanks to both of you!
    Regards, Bob

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