How to Disable the Touchpad on IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops

The touchpad on a ThinkPad can be disabled manually through the Mouse Properties found in the Windows Control Panel.

Step

Select Control Panel from the Windows Start Menu.

Control panel.
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Step

Double-click the Mouse icon in the Control Panel.

Control Panel
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Step

Under the UltraNav tab, uncheck Enable TouchPad. Click Apply or OK to apply the change.

UltraNav Mouse Properties
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