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Disable touchscreen in Windows 8.1 on Dell Inspiron 15.6 laptop

After offering up a recent Dell Inspiron 15.6 Touchscreen laptop review, we heard from a few of Product Reviews readers that explained they purchased this portable computer like the Signature edition and didn’t realize it had a touch screen at first. This is why some of these users wanted to disable the touchscreen in Windows 8.1, especially in regard to one Dell Inspiron 15.6 laptop user that just didn’t want to use this option.

Thanks to a few requests from our readers, we have embedded a video below this article that reveals how to easily disable touchscreen on Windows 8.1. The Dell Inspiron i15547-5033sLV is one such laptop with a 15.6 LED-backlit touchscreen, so to disable this within its 64-bit Windows 8.1 isn’t such a hard task if you know where to look.


In a nutshell, you basically pull up the Device Manager and locate the correct Human Interface Device. From here, it’s just a matter of disabling the right devices and this will also bring up a warning message explaining it will stop working if you disable.

Once this is done on your Dell Inspiron 15.6 laptop, your touchscreen will stop working and to active again you should head to the same device again, then enable. Take a look at the video below to see a visual review of this task being performed, although those of you that run into problems can leave a comment below.

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