Disabling laptop keyboard

how do i disable my laptop's key board? the alt button is messed up, and i use a USB keyboard, so i want to disable the laptop one.
 

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Last updated February 21, 2020 Views 69,473 Applies to:

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Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

As per the description. Let me help you in resolving the issue.

I suggest you follow the steps below and check if that helps:

  1. Press Windows + X and select Device Manager from the list.
  2. Find Keyboards in the list of devices and click the arrow to expand it. 
  3. Right-click on the internal keyboard and click Disable. If there is no Disable option listed, click Uninstall.
  4. Click File>Exit. Your laptop’s internal keyboard should now be disabled.

Note: If you had to choose Uninstall instead of Disable in step 4, the keyboard will be automatically detected and re-installed if you ever have the Device Manager scan for new hardware for some reason. If that happens you’ll need to repeat this procedure in order to uninstall it again.

Hope the information helps. Please let us know if the issue persist and we will be happy to assist you further.

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after uninstalling, the keyboard still works, and is not disabled.

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Note: If you had to choose Uninstall instead of Disable in step 4, the keyboard will be automatically detected and re-installed if you ever have the Device Manager scan for new hardware for some reason. If that happens you’ll need to repeat this procedure in order to uninstall it again.

I'm not understanding this. I had to uninstall and my keyboard is still not disabled. I'm having to use an external just to be able to type bc if I don't my laptop thinks i'm pressing "t" constantly and some of the other keys such as "I" and "O" and "U" are funky too. Can you please go into a more detailed description of what you mean here?

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You cannot disable a keyboard. Uninstalling it doesn't work as the built-in keyboard still works and restarting after uninstalling would simply reinstall the drivers.

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