1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    My Surface Book touch screen has stopped working. I've been through all of the suggestions on the Microsoft website such as disabling and renabling HID touch screen drivers, even deleting them and restarting to automatically reinstall.

    The screen works on the boot screen (volume up and power), but not in Windows 10, so it's not a hardware fault.

    Any ideas?
    06-15-2016 07:17 AM
  2. thepestilence's Avatar
    same here
    06-15-2016 03:30 PM
  3. shan109's Avatar
    Same problem here with surface pro 4, updated just now today (automatics updates on). After the update, TOUCH screen stopped working. It works on the boot menu though so it is definitely a software problem.
    06-16-2016 10:57 AM
  4. zerospace-net's Avatar
    Are you guys running insider builds? The last round of firmware updates and at least one known slow ring build causes this problem...
    06-16-2016 12:33 PM
  5. xslim24x's Avatar
    same problem, running latest insider build.
    06-16-2016 05:10 PM
  6. millar72's Avatar
    I had the same issue (touchscreen worked on UEFI screen, but not after logging into Windows). I figured out how to fix it. Go to the Device Manager, find the "Intel Precise Touch Device", and uninstall it. Now scan for hardware changes. It should find new hardware - highlight it and choose to "Update Driver Software". It should now show up again as the "Intel Precise Touch Device". Reboot. Your touchscreen should work again!
    06-18-2016 10:38 AM
  7. ArdentAngel's Avatar
    I had the same issue (touchscreen worked on UEFI screen, but not after logging into Windows). I figured out how to fix it. Go to the Device Manager, find the "Intel Precise Touch Device", and uninstall it. Now scan for hardware changes. It should find new hardware - highlight it and choose to "Update Driver Software". It should now show up again as the "Intel Precise Touch Device". Reboot. Your touchscreen should work again!
    This worked for me! Thanks a lot!
    Though my problem was slightly different AND I'm NOT using Insider builds!
    The top left corner was unresponsive to touch, reaching half way to the bottom, while only 5 cm to the right. A triangle, so-to-say, at which no matter how I touched it, it simply did nothing. And something similar on the right border, about 0.5 cm for the whole border. I just couldn't click on Show Desktop button, and had problems opening "Action center/Notifications".

    I managed to solve it with this. Seriously, I was afraid how much it'll cost to get it fixed, when I found this thread, seeing how it went out of warranty half-a-year ago.
    11-02-2017 07:14 AM
  8. Jose Susa's Avatar
    My Surface Book touch screen has stopped working. I've been through all of the suggestions on the Microsoft website such as disabling and renabling HID touch screen drivers, even deleting them and restarting to automatically reinstall.

    The screen works on the boot screen (volume up and power), but not in Windows 10, so it's not a hardware fault.

    Any ideas?

    As you know it is related to the Intel Precise touch device driver and specifically to the option of turn this off to save power. I disabled this option from the power management tab and the problem seems to be resolved, now the pitching and the pen never stop working. Of course this shouldn’t be the real solution and Microsoft you fix the driver but for now it is the best we can do.

    To get to this option you guys need to go to Device Manager -> Human Interface Devices -> (double click) Intel Precise Touch Device -> Power management -> uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”


    I hope it works for you guys.
    11-10-2017 01:51 PM

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