This is part of the long running saga of getting Win7 back on my comp but it deserves a separate query. I am one of those people who can't get used to touchpads. Whenever I type, the heel of my hand brushes the pad and moves the curser - causing havoc with the sentences. I can turn the pad off by Fn+F5 but I often forget. In Device Mnr the touchpad driver can be uninstalled (but it reloads on boot-up) but the disable function is greyed out. How can I disable the wretched thing? (I have a sneaky feeling that this is something to do with Administrator's rights - see separate query).
Plug a mouse in ! I have never got used to touch pads and have always preferred a mouse. I presume you have a laptop so perhaps get a wireless one that uses a tiny usb plug in and a small wireless mouse.
Computers are supposed to be clever aren't they? I have a mouse plugged in and the touchpad turned off (Fn+F5) - but Windows can't seem to realise that both are not required! Before my laptop crashed and caused the re-installation, I had managed to permanently switch the pad off - if only I could remember how I did it! (I'm reasonably sure that with Admin rights the Disable feature becomes available).
Annoying isn't it? Especially when I managed to do it once before! Using Control Panel - Hardware - Mouse still shows the Disable tab as greyed out. It's listed as a PS2 compatible mouse. The actual mouse is shown as a USB mouse.