How do I turn my touch screen on?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To turn on the touchscreen in Windows 10 and 8, follow these steps:

1. First, locate the search box on your taskbar. It is usually located at the bottom left corner of your screen. You can also press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the search box.

2. Type “Device Manager” in the search box and press Enter. This will open the Device Manager window.

3. In the Device Manager window, you will see a list of different hardware categories. Look for the category labeled “Human Interface Devices” and click on the arrow next to it to expand the category.

4. Look for an entry in the expanded list that mentions “HID-compliant touch screen”. This is the driver for your touchscreen. Right-click on it and select “Enable Device” from the context menu.

5. After selecting “Enable Device”, the touchscreen driver should be activated. You may need to wait a few moments for the changes to take effect.

6. Once the driver is enabled, you can verify if your touchscreen is working by touching the screen with your finger or using a stylus. If the touchscreen responds to your touch, then it is successfully turned on.

It is worth noting that not all devices have touchscreens, so if you do not see the “HID-compliant touch screen” entry in the Device Manager, it is possible that your device does not have a touchscreen capability.

If you encounter any issues while enabling the touchscreen, you can try updating the driver for your touchscreen. To do this, right-click on the “HID-compliant touch screen” entry in the Device Manager and select “Update Driver”. Windows will search for the latest driver software for your touchscreen and install it if it is available.

In some cases, the touchscreen may not work due to hardware or software issues. If updating the driver does not resolve the problem, you may need to troubleshoot further or seek assistance from technical support.

Remember to regularly check for Windows updates, as these updates can include improvements and bug fixes for touchscreens and other hardware components.