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    How to turn off the touchpad on HP laptop, Windows 10 version 1903 won't allow it

    Thank you for the input. I was afraid of that. They don't build them like they used to, really holds true in this case. I could never justify an expensive gaming laptop because I don't play a lot of games and certainly none like those multi-player ones that I hear about. I play a few of...
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    How to turn off the touchpad on HP laptop, Windows 10 version 1903 won't allow it

    It sounds like you are the one to ask. What would you suggest for another laptop that is going to last for a long time. I don't want to have to replace it every two or three years. I had a Toshiba that I liked and had for about five years but most people would have replaced it at three years...
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    How to turn off the touchpad on HP laptop, Windows 10 version 1903 won't allow it

    I had that Pad Settings on my current laptop when I was running Windows 10 Version 1803 and I used it to turn off the Touchpad. But sadly it was relegated to the bit bucket during the 1903 upgrade. They should have called it a downgrade. I think with my next computer, I'm going to start...
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    How to turn off the touchpad on HP laptop, Windows 10 version 1903 won't allow it

    Hi, Thanks for responding. Yep, I tried Disabling it in Device Manager. And everywhere else I could find to do it. I even went into Devices and Printers and double clicked on the Computer to open it, and then in the drivers for the computer I disabled the Touchpad and disabled the Touchpad...
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    How to turn off the touchpad on HP laptop, Windows 10 version 1903 won't allow it

    Holy cow! I've written this three times and this damn touchpad keeps erasing it. What would happen if I remove references to the touchpad in the Local Machines section in the Registry? Would that work or would it just reinstall itself when I restart the laptop.
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    How to turn off the touchpad on HP laptop, Windows 10 version 1903 won't allow it

    Sorry about forgetting the laptop model number it is HP Laptop Model 15 bs188cl. And I forgot that I had already tried what Regedit32 suggested for turning off the mouse. It worked great when I was on version 1803. With 1903, it doesn't work. It circles around and takes me back to the...
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    How to turn off the touchpad on HP laptop, Windows 10 version 1903 won't allow it

    I have an HP 64-bit laptop, 12gb memory, 2T harddrive. Windows 10 version 1903 just installed on my laptop without me asking for it. Three full days to download, hogging my entire bandwidth, I guess, because I had no other internet access during that time and then six and half hours to install...
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    How to PERMANENTLY disable Cortana? Please help me with this never ending problem.

    I'm using a Toshiba 64-bit laptop running Windows 10 Home, it has 12 gb memory, 2T hard drive. I hate very few things in this life, not even my ex-husbands. But to say that I HATE Cortana is the understatement of the year. Any time that my computer slows to a crawl, or my downloads take twice...
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    How do I keep my desktop icons from moving around?

    I trust Windows to do only one thing and that is to cause me grief and I'm rarely disappointed. I have had the same problem with the icons moving around. Do a search on the internet for a little download called IconRestorer. Download it, Install it, and run it. It's very easy to use. I have...
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    Should Rebuilding the Indexes on a 2T hard drive take 3 days?

    Thanks for the info on registry cleaners. Guess I won't do that again. Laptops are not my forte, before I retired mainframes were my thing, probably before your time. I don't even know if mainframes still exist. :-) I somehow solved the problem with Rebuilding the Indexes or at least gave...
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    Should Rebuilding the Indexes on a 2T hard drive take 3 days?

    I have a Toshiba Satellite 64-bit laptop, running windows 10 latest version, 8 mb memory, 2 T hard drive. I ran Avast cleanup Premium and was very careful about what I deleted. I made a backup of my registry file before doing this. I also ran a duplicate files program and manually deleted any...
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    How to download Microsoft Photos? It won't download from Microsoft Store

    I lost my internet connection as I finished the last sentence. When In the mean time, I rebooted the laptop, yet again and turned off the phone and restarted it. Opened Phone Companion and selected iPhone, when the next screen opened (the phone was not connected to the laptop at this point)...
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    How to download Microsoft Photos? It won't download from Microsoft Store

    I couldn't find any app to do with photos on my laptop but I found a link that seemed to open it on my computer. I'm not Techie so I'm not sure if it opened on my laptop or on the web but it tried to work. And then when I ran CCleaner, it did find Photos on my laptop and did delete it. What...
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    How to download Microsoft Photos? It won't download from Microsoft Store

    I think (hope) its the same thing because I didn't install it from anywhere. When I ran it and it wouldn't find any pictures, the documentation I found indicated it might be corrupted and said to delete it and download it from the Microsoft Store and re-install. And I'm completely stuck at...
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    How to download Microsoft Photos? It won't download from Microsoft Store

    How do I get this to download? I've tried three times over a period of days to download Photos from the Microsoft Store and it is doing nothing. It sits at 40mb of Memory but no CPU usage. I started out trying to download pictures from an old iPhone to my laptop. It should not be this...
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