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Disable Tablet features in Windows 8.1 (On screen Keyboard)

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Is there a way to disable the tablet features in Windows 8 and 8.1.  I'm looking specifically at the on screen keyboard. The problem is that on computers that have a Wacom tablet installed the On Screen Keyboard not only makes itself visible on the desktop toolbar, but also presents itself on the logon screen.

We had the same issue on some Window 7 machines but were able to stop this by going to Programs and Features and removing the Tablet PC feature, but there is no option to remove this that I can see in Windows 8/8.1 and its annoying the hell out of some users.
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Press the Windows key + W
Type "services"  press Enter
Scroll down to "Touch screen keyboard and handwriting panel"
Right click to "Stop" it or double-click and change it from "Automatic" startup to "Manual."

Further Infomation:
How to disable the On-Screen Touch Keyboard in Windows 8
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/HowToDisableTheOnScreenTouchKeyboardInWindows8.aspx
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Tried that - has no effect
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OK did work (but also has to disable the OSK Toobar),
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