Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that sometimes not all recommended or optional hardware updates are in your best interest nor are they always right for the hardware on your machine. Microsoft Update gave me IdeaCom Technology Inc. – Input – IdeaCom HID Touch Screen (PS/2) as an update which threw my computer into a bit of a fit (hardware wise) rendering my touch pad useless and some other new software all over my login screen and desktop.

Make sure you know what to look for, or how to remove it if you have made the same mistake!

As there are no more tablet versions of Vista, all tablet PC’s run off of these updates, such as the one of IdeaCom Technology Inc. – Input – IdeaCom HID Touch Screen (PS/2).

If you see it up your list of updates, right click and choose to hide update. If you have installed the recommended update, I highly advise a system restore, usually there is one before the updates are installed. For this particular update, I found it quite odd that there was no option to remove the installed update in the normal panel where other installed fixes are kept.

Make sure you always review what’s being installed on your computers!

Update: Thanks Virginaire for?offering an alternative fix in the comments:

To uninstall, first find a USB mouse to attach to the notebook…then look into control panel, system, device manager. IdeaCOM should be listed under HID *Human Interface Device* – uninstall the driver for IdeaCom, and then reboot.