Easily Fix an Unresponsive Windows 10 Touchscreen

Thank goodness that Windows 10 touchscreen are getting more affordable. That way, more and more users can enjoy the technology on a device that is not the Microsoft Surface. So, if you are shopping around for a new laptop, you will see a lot more laptops with the touchscreen option.

There is only one problem with a technology that was more exclusive now reaching the majority of users; compatibility and reliability issues. The good news is that there are some things you can try to get this annoying problem fixed,

1. Reboot Your Windows 10 Device to Fix Touchscreen Problems

I know, the typical, ¨Have you turned it off and on again?¨ It’s something you constantly hear as a first method to troubleshoot something. But, have you ever wondered, why it’s so highly recommended? Because sometimes that all your device needs. You’ll be surprised how many problems get fixed with a simple reboot.

Because sometimes that all your device needs. You’ll be surprised how many problems get fixed with a simple reboot. You should always try doing this so you can save yourself all the time you might spend with other possible solutions.

2. Troubleshoot The Drivers

You can also try running the Hardware and Devices troubleshooting tool. To do this, Open the Control Panel and go to Troubleshooting > View All > Hardware and Devices. Now it’s time to step through the Wizard and see if a problem is found.

I would also recommend choosing Advanced and make sure that Apply repairs automatically is selected.

How to Fix an Unresponsive Touchscreen in Windows 10

Hopefully, you will find a solution and if it is select Apply this fix and reboot.

3. Clean The Touchscreen

You’re so busy with other things that the last thing that crosses your mind is that the touchscreen is dirty. Dirt and grease can land on your touchscreen, and after some time it will make the sensors less responsive.

Don’t just use any cloth. Make sure you use a microfiber cloth that clearly says it can be used in electronics. The last thing you want to do is scratch your touchscreen. Also, never use rubbing alcohol or soap to clean your display. To make your cleaning liquid, fill up a spray bottle with equal parts of vinegar and distilled water.

4. Disable and Enable the Touchscreen Drivers

Sometimes the drivers a turn-off and on as well. You can do this by typing Device Manager in the search tool and then choosing Control Panel.

How to Fix Touchscreen Problems in Windows 10

Once you’re in, right-click on HID-compliant touch screen and select Disable, the driver. To turn it back on, right-click and select Enable.

5. Update the Device Driver

If none of the above steps worked, try selecting the Update driver option. You can do this by right-clicking in the Device Manager. Windows will do some searching and will hopefully find an update for you. You can see this in the image above.


No device is free from issues and Windows 10 touchscreen devices are no different.Hopefully, the methods mentioned above helped you fix them you can keep enjoying your device and not waste any more time trying to fix it. You can use that time personalizing your Windows 10 start menu, right?

It is something we are going to have to deal with for who knows how long, but the important thing is you know how to fix them when they appear.

How do you normally handle your Windows 10 touchscreen problems? For example, do you use the turn-off and on method first? Leave a comment and let me know.


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