Surface Pro 3 - Disable touch via Firmware/hardware, NOT via software drivers

I have a Surface Pro 3 with a cracked digitizer. I currently cannot repair or replace the unit so I must deal with the cracked screen. I've disabled the touch functionality via the driver "HID-compliant touch screen" under Human Interface Devices in the Device manager. 

Unfortunately this only disables touch once Windows is booted up. Due to the erroneous touches detected by the cracked screen during boot-up, the computer often locks up on the Surface splash screen. 

I'd like to find a way to disable the touch screen via firmware at the "BIOS" level (I know there is no bios, but you know what I mean probably).

Can anyone help?

there is no setting in the UEFI to do this, sorry. you do need to replace your
SP3 if it is this damaged.
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Last updated November 13, 2020 Views 9,758 Applies to: