The keyboard does not work in Windows 10

There is no doubt that Windows 10 is truly a fantastic operating system from Microsoft. But most of the users complain that their keyboard does not work in Windows 10. This could be the case if you have installed the Windows update since February 2018. Users claim that after this update all other devices are working properly except the keyboard.

Since this problem needs to be solved, we have few solutions for you to try. If you have a software problem that results in your keyboard dysfunction, this article might help you solve your problem unless it is a problem with your own keyboard. You may need to change your keyboard in that case.

Note: If you are facing this problem specifically on laptops or other versions of Windows, see this article.

Here are the solutions!

How to fix keyboard not working problem in Windows 10

We list several methods on How to fix keyboard on Windows 10, 8 and 7 laptops. Try them one by one, hopefully your keyboard will start working again.

Method 1: Hardware and Device Troubleshooter.

Step 1: in First, you will need to open the control panel. Click “Start” and type control panel. Choose the most suitable option. Or just press Windows key + R. The Run dialog will open. Type “Control” and press Enter. The Control Panel window will open.

Step 2: Type troubleshooter in the search bar and look for Troubleshoot option. Click on it.

Step 3: Now, click on the See all option. You will find it on the left panel.

Step 4: then move the cursor to Hardware and Devices and click on it.

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Step 5: Now the troubleshooter will start. It will detect and solve your problem automatically. This is the simplest solution you can follow to fix your keyboard not working problem.

Method 2: Disable the filter keys option

FilterKeys is the function in Microsoft Windows. It can be found under Ease of access. This feature was supposed to make writing easier. If Filter Keys is enabled, it tells your keyboard to ignore repeated keystrokes. But some users found that their keyboard did not work after activating this option. So by disabling this option your keyboard issue can be solved. This is how you do it

Step 1: On your desktop, click the Action Center icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Then click All Settings.

Step 2: now click on Ease of Access

Step 3: There you will find an option called Keyboard. Click on it.

Step 4: Turn off the Filter Keys option if it is not already turned off.

Method 3: Uninstall keyboard drivers

Corrupt keyboard drivers can be the reason for your keyboard dysfunction. So by uninstalling them you will be left with the default keyboard drivers installed on your system.

Step 1: Point your cursor at the Start Button in the lower right corner of your screen and right click on it. Choose the Device Manager option from the list.

Step 2: Once Device Manager is open, expand the Keyboard option to check for installed drivers. Right-click on the driver in the list and choose Uninstall.

Step 3: After the uninstall is complete, reboot your system to revert to the default keyboard drivers.

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Method 4: Update the keyboard driver

Like corrupt drivers, very old versions of drivers can also cause your keyboard to stop working. So by updating your drivers, your problem can be fixed. There are three ways to do that. Follow whatever method you prefer.

Update drivers manually

To do this, you will need to have a little technical knowledge about your PC and keyboard. Go to the official website of your PC manufacturer or your keyboard manufacturer. Download and install the latest version of the appropriate drivers for your devices.

If this method is difficult for you, try to download Windows 10 drivers automatically.

Update drivers automatically

Step 1: Follow the steps in Method 3 to open your Device Manager.

Step 2: Find the keyboard. Once you expand the keyboard option, you will see the drivers installed on your PC. Right-click on those drivers and then choose Update Driver Software.

Step 3: This will automatically detect the appropriate version of the driver for your devices.

Update drivers with third-party software

This is the simplest method of all so that your keyboard problem does not work. All you need to do is download and install the Driver Easy software.

Step 1: follow this direct link and download the Driver Easy software.

Step 2: let the installer install the software. Once done, run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. The software will now scan your computer for missing, outdated, or corrupt drivers.

Step 3: Find the keyboard driver and click the Update button next to it. (I have no keyboard driver issues, therefore this image here is just for locating the driver update button.) You can simply click the Update All button to update all the drivers at once.

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You can also check other driver update softwares here .

Method 5: Update your BIOS

Based on my research, some of the users had outdated BIOS which caused their keyboard to stop working. Updating your BIOS is a critical procedure. Power on must perform all steps carefully. It is suggested to follow this method only if all the other methods mentioned above did not work.

Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is check your BIOS version. Right click the start button in the lower right corner of your screen and click Run. Type “msinfo32” in the opened dialog box. Hit enter.

Step 2: Check the BIOS version / date in the opened window. Note all the details to the side.

Step 3: Now go to the website of your PC manufacturer. Some manufacturer websites have a system auto-detection option that will detect your PC automatically. If this option is not available, search for BIOS in the search bar. Search BIOS and download the latest updates. The downloaded file will have the extension .exe. Double click on a file to run it. Once the installation is complete, restart your PC. This will solve the problem that your keyboard does not work if the BIOS version was the problem.

If you still have a problem, there may be a problem with your keyboard. If you are using a desktop computer, check if your keyboard is properly connected to the USB port.

I hope this article has solved your problems. Thank you for reading!

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