How to Disable a Mouse in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7


Some Windows users request us to write a post about how to disable a mouse. Therefore, this post will discuss how to disable a mouse in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

See Also: How to Disable Touchpad When Mouse Is Connected on Windows 10

Of course, the easiest way to disable a mouse on a Windows PC is to disconnect it directly. In addition, you could also disable the mouse driver to disable your installed mouse. Here are steps you could follow to disable a mouse in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7.

Disable a Mouse in Windows 7

In Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, do the following steps to disable a mouse:

Step 1. Click on the Start button and select Control Panel from the list of results.

Step 2. Click on System and click the Hardware tab.

Step 3. Click on Device Manager from the options.

Step 4. Expand the Mice and other pointing devices tree.

Step 5. Right-click on the installed mouse and then click Properties.

Step 6. Click the General tab.

Step 7. Click the drop-down arrow beneath Device Usage.

Step 8. Click Disable.

Step 9. Click OK.

See Also: How to Open the Control Panel in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Disable a Mouse in Windows 10, 8.1, 8

To disable a mouse in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, follow these steps:

Step 1. Click the Start button and select Settings from the options.

Step 2. Click Devices.

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Step 3. Click Mouse and Touchpad.

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Step 4. Under Mouse, click Additional mouse options.

Step 5. Go to the Hardware tab and click Properties.

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Step 6. Switch to the Driver tab, click Disable from the options, and click OK at the bottom of the screen.

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If you have any questions or suggestions about how to disable a mouse in Windows, welcome to write them down in the Comments section below.

  • A side note: If you have a backlit mouse and you just want it to stop producing light during the night, then this won’t work. At least it didn’t work for me. The only solution was to disconnect it entirely.

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