How to Disable Surface Home Button on Surface RT, 2, Pro, Pro 2 and Pro 3

Surface Home Button on Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2 can be disabled with a simple tweak. Check out here to find out how to do that.

Surface Home Button

Every Surface devices released with Windows 8 including Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 all has Surface Home Button on the device’s screen. This button allows you quickly access the Windows 8’s home screen. However, some users find out that the button becomes annoying while they are watching movies and playing games. Most artists complain about accidentally hitting the Surface Home button when they using the device as a tablet for drawing.

For older products like Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2, Microsoft has no official way to disable the Surface Home button. However, there is an easy tweak that you can do to disable the button.

How to Disable Surface Home Button

Step 1: Right-click on Start and open the Device Manager app

Access Device Manager on SurfaceStep 2: On the device tree, expand System devices and locating the Surface Home Button Driver. After you found, right-click on Surface Home Button Driver and select Disable.

How to Disable Surface Home Button in Device Manager

After you disabled the Surface Home Button Driver, you will notice that the Surface Home Button will not function anymore.

For Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has provided the easiest way to disable the Windows button via the Surface app (previously known as Surface Hub) that you can download it from the Windows Store.

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