I prefer to use a mouse. When I am typing, it is difficult to avoid the touchpad. I asked on a local (Crete) forum for advice but, in every case, it seemed as though I had a different version of Windows 7 Control Panel because, no matter what route I took, there was no mention of the touchpad. I also googled the question and got many replies but, again, they seemed to be looking at something different from what I get. One suggested running a .exe file but it does not appear anywhere on the computer. The only possible solution was to stick a piece of cardboard over the touchpad!!