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Laptop keyboard backlight won't work after switching to windows 7

Q: Laptop keyboard backlight won't work after switching to windows 7

So I was using Windows 8 on my Samsung laptop, but a little while ago I decided to switch it to windows 7 home premium 64 bit since I didn't really like 8.. since then a lot of the build in keyboard functions have stopped working (understandably). Most of the F1-12 keys would control things like volume, screen brightness, wifi connection etc. I can live without using most of them since they are able to be changed elsewhere, but the one thing I can't figure out how to use is the keyboards backlight. it worked when the computer was running windows 8, so obviously it HAS the hardware, but I don't know if windows 7 recognizes that it's there. Any ideas how to fix

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A: Laptop keyboard backlight won't work after switching to windows 7

Hello and welcome spirit some decent system specs would be helpful mate because we need to know what we are working with http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/180324-system-info-see-your-system-specs.html

Now this is similar to a problem that I had with my new Asus laptop that had 8 and I had to make changes in the BIOS for certain things to happen like booting 7 for example. So as I have already said the specs please before we can even make a start.

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While being on windows 7 home premium which this laptop shipped with, everything worked fine, but after upgrading to windows 10 my keyboard back light wont turn on after i wake it from sleep and this has become a nuisance because when i open my laptop at night where i cant see i have to search for the light key and hit it twice just to light up my whole keyboard, does anyone know a solution or way to help me fix this issue?

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Just purchased a Dell Latitude E7440 and cannot get the keyboard backlight to turn on. I tried the FN right arrow, but that doesn't do anything.

A:E7440 Keyboard Backlight does not work

Hi xrajncajnx,
The backlit keyboard was optional on the E7440. Fn and right arrow is the correct key combination so I would check if it was a backlit keyboard that was originally fitted. You can do this by entering your service tag into the support site:
Click on the "System Configuration" tab and then "Components" to expand the list. The type of keyboard you have will be listed there.

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Hi, i recieved a Elitebook 745 G3 for Work and It was already downgraded to Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) when i got it.much to my dismay, the touchscreen and Keyboard Backlight is not working. I've already contacted the HP Chat Support, and they confirmed (multiple times) that the PC has a Touchscreen and Keyboard Backlight. I've already downloaded a lot of drivers from the HP website but it still isn't working. I also checked out the UEFI during Boot can i can't find the TouchScreen Diagnostics Test there. Any Ideas? Thanks!

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Hi, I have just Recived a YOGA 710. From first time Keyboard backlight does not work. I have try to reinstall power mangement interface from Lenovo.com, energy setting, and energy saving, reinstall mouse and keyboard drivers...Factory reset, and enable/disable Hot keys neither works.Bur cap lock key has backlight, space bar  and Fn Keys work fine.And of course space bar has backlight symbol. Any idea?

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I am looking for a backlight keyboard for DV7-2185dx laptop 

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Im thinking of buying this laptop - http://www.johnlewis.com/hp-pavilion-15-ak002na-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-15-hybrid-gr... But I find the keyboard backlight a bit tacky, I know I can disable it by pushing F5, but I was wondering if its possible to completely uninstall the keyboard backlight from the machine? I use F5 as save in lots of games.

A:Possible to uninstall keyboard backlight on gaming laptop?

You could disassemble the laptop and disconnect the backlight ribbon cable but that seems extreme. 

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Merry Christmas Team.

My little brother came home from work one night and now is screen doesn't work at all. no flickering, backlight etc. I connected it top the TV via HDMI and even that didn't show up anything.

How high are the chances that his graphics card has died?


A:Laptop Screen doesn't work, No Backlight

There aren't really graphics cards in laptops, they are built in to the motherboard. So, if it isn't displaying anything even when on the bios or start screen, it may be the motherboard that is bad.

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Please help! I got a beautiful Toshiba laptop Windows 7 and the language is French & the keyboard is in French!!! I tried to follow the steps online and the vids, with no success! I don't speak French so it makes it that much tougher, please help!!!!

A:Switching a French Laptop to English including keyboard

Have you tried the following?


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So I plugged a mac keyboard into my pc laptop and now ....

Some of the keys in my laptop keyboard work and some end up typing something completely different than what they are.

Anyone know how to fix this? I googled for a solution and couldn't find any results

A:Solved: Plugged a keyboard into my laptop. Now my laptop keyboard doesn't work

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I'm using windows 8 pro which I upgraded from windows 7 home premium in january. After the upgrade, my e key stopped working. After another few months, more keys stopped working and now, no keys are working. What do I do?

A:Laptop keyboard doesn't work after upgrade to windows 8

does an external keyboard work

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Hello. I'm having a rather incredible problem with Windows 8 Pro. Sometimes, after booting, my notebook's keyboard doesn't work at all. Some facts about all this to inform the diagnosis:
The keyboard doesn't work in Windows; it does in the UEFI bios. (Ie I boot to windows and it doesn't work, I then reboot, test it in the bios and see that it works; I go back to windows and it still doesn't work there.)
It happens randomly: maybe once every ?5? boot ups. Definitly not always.
**I think** (but aren't sure) that it only happens when booting, not when coming back from hibernation or sleep.
Unplugging the battery or the power cord doesn't help.
I'm fairly careful about malware and I don't think it's related. I don't have any malware protection other than Windows'.
The System section of the Event Viewer only has one apparently relevant event, "The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ROOT\WPD\0000.". Notice this is related to a Logitec input driver, and I'm having trouble with the notebook's built-in keyboard. I never plugged a Logitec keyboard (but I did use a Logitec mouse in the past).
Nevertheless I acted upon that event log. Some pages elsewhere (The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device... error - Windows 7 Help Forums) suggested changing the Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework from Manual (triggered) to automatic. It didn't help.
It has always solved itself after a random amount of time (from a few minutes to an hou... Read more

A:Windows 8: keyboard laptop randomly doesn't work after booting

Some additional info:
It was suggested somewhere else that turning off Windows 8's fast boot option would help; it didn't.
I just completed a run of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and found nothing except for 4 autohotkey .bin files that seem ok for the rest of the AVs at virustotal.
Nothing relevant seems to be logged in the System log when the keyboard comes back up.

Thanks again!

(ps where's the edit link?)

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Hi, When I bought my Acer Aspire V15 Nitro, it had a keyboard backlight. I upgraded to Windows 10 and lost all the pre-installed software, and I can't get the backlight to turn on anymore. I've tried pressing Fn+F9, which is the only suggestion I've found online so far, and I can't find any missing drivers. Does anyone know how to solve this?

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Can somebody please help? Keyboard back-light not working since the installation of windows 8.1. It was working totally fine on windows 7. Installed the Dell control point application but it didn't helped.
It flickers on its own sometime but that's all. 

A:Latitude E6400 keyboard backlight not working on windows 8.1

Hi hassanahmed,Unfortunately, none of the Latitude E6400's support Windows 8. Installing this OS may have caused your issues. From a Dell support perspective, we would advise you revert back to the original OS for optimum performance.Thank you,Amy

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 my keyboard backlight wont turn on after sleep and i need a solution for this is driving me crazy, basicall what i do is  a) I turn on backlight,b) computer goes to sleep,c) computer wakes up,d) Whole keyboard backlight is off, including light indicator embedded in F5 key.e) Pressing F5 turns off backlight -- indicator in F5 goes on at this point (as designed).f) Pressing F5 again finally turns on backlight. It seems that after waking up from sleep, software side thinks that keyboard backlight is on, while it is actually off. That does not happen on Windows 7.

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After installing the windows 10 anniversary update the keyboard backlight button doesn't light.  The backlights actually work, but the indicator light on the button/key doesn't light anymore.

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Hi, When I bought my Acer Aspire V15 Nitro, it had a keyboard backlight. I upgraded to Windows 10 and lost all the pre-installed software, and I can't get the backlight to turn on anymore. I've tried pressing Fn+F9, which is the only suggestion I've found online so far, and I can't find any missing drivers. Does anyone know how to solve this?

A:Acer Aspire VN7-591G Keyboard Backlight in Windows...

Have you managed to solve your problem so you could share solution with me? I have the same issue with my Acer V15 Nitro. I bought it with Windows 10 preinstalled and keyboard backlight doesn't work.

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I am pretty desperate now as I recently got a new Lenovo z500 ideapad laptop, which i think its 9 months old only.
All of the sudden, one day the shift key started to automatically been pressed down.. as if its like its being 'possessed' in simple terms.. and it happened at random times
After much forums, some say hold shift key down for 10 secs or x amount of secs, disable sticky keys, filter keys, bounce keys, or even continue press shift keys continuously etc etc..
Did all those, disabled sticky keys, bounch keys, filter keys and now whenever i on my comp, the shift key will automatically be pressed down, so i have to hold the shift key for like 5-8secs to disable it, than it works fine and no more occurence.
However, a new problem occurs.. now certain keys on the laptop is not working like the right shift key.. when the right shift key is pressed down, none of the letters are being capital or none of the symbols are showing BUT the left shift key does the job..
Than, the left shift key could not caps the letter z, t, y, m, and a few more.. but it works prefectly fine with other keys.. Now i am pretty sure its not a keyboard malfunction because without pressing caps, all the keys are fine but only these certain keys wont be caps when the left shift key is pressed..
So i decided to use an external keyboard and everything works out fine.. right shift key is working, left shift key caps those letters which could not be cap... Read more

A:laptop keyboard does not work but works fine with usb keyboard

The fact that a USB keyboard works fine when your built in one doesn't, proves that it is the keyboard itself (or connectors) that is damaged/defective, otherwise, if it were a software problem, the external keyboard would do the same.

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1 MONTH AGO, I BOUGHT A LAPTOP LENOVO Y700 8Y WITH WINDOWS,  BUT SOME KEYS DOESNT WORK, for example NEVER WORK THE KEY 4 OF THE NUMERIC KEYBOARD AND SOME OTHER KEYS LIKE DAMAGE, DELETE, DELETE, A, S, D BETWEEN OTHERS, BUT THIS KEYS WORKS SOMETIMES.I do not know if they are the drivers or indeed the physical keyboard is damaged, since I have tried with a usb keyboard and all the keys work. Sometimes the mouse also stops working TOO.

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I have a Dell Precision M6500 Keyboard Backlight shutoff permanently by Windows after using lower power AC, can't restore it, help!  I plugged in a 130watt ac from another unit cause battery was getting low, got this message saying it was the wrong AC, would charge, but system would operate in a depreciated manner. Nothing has changed BUT my keyboard back light is disabled as if broke. I can't find any settings anywhere to re-enable it. I have tried windows power manager, dell control point utilities and of course the keyboard controls and reseting this in bios, no joy! Unit operates as always, FAST but no back light. Operating systems and bios thinks it is on but it's not. Windows 7 Pro 64bit

A:Dell Precision M6500 Keyboard Backlight shutoff permanently by Windows after using lower power AC, can't restore it, help!

still nothing on this problem, thinking about reloading again and see if reproduceable

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Hey All,

I am constantly infuriated by the switching between keyboard with Windows Key + Spacebar. I have tried everything I can think of to disable it, including googling and searching these forums... to no avail.

I need to have both languages on my computer, but I constantly accidentally hit the shortcut and switch languages inadvertently. Any help for this?


A:Switching Keyboard Language with Windows + Spacebar

Follow this tutorial to disable Windows Key + Spacebar

Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi guys. As you know in windows 10 anniversary update you can switch between sound outputs when the headphone is plugged right from the sound icon in the taskbar, but it doesn't work as it should be. if the headphone is unplugged then the sound comes from speakers and when they are plugged the sound comes from headphones and I can not select speakers. It shows two devices but when I select one of them the speakers are selected. Also I have tried it from playback devices but again I can not set the headphones as default playback device. It is forced to be as the communication device only. I have updated the sound driver but nothing has improved. My sound driver is IDT high definition codec. In addition I have tried the generic driver of sound from microsoft which is named "High definition audio codec" and It only shows one device as speaker and It does not detect any headphone or communication device. So what is the problem? Am I able to use this option of windows 10 anniversary or no? If yes so how? I need this option because I use headphones  alot and I don't want to plug them every time. Thanks for your attention. I can give any additional information if it is needed and I am hear to help.

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Bought a new HP1591 touch screen.  Working in the dark and can't see a thing on the keyboard.  Made a silly assumption they all light up.  Tried F5, but no light symbol on the screen.  Tried Windows and space bar.  Didn't see anything else listed in the manual.  I can't beleive they would add the technology of a touch screen and not have a backlight on the keyboard.  How ridiculous!  Can anyone confirm that this model has no backlight?

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I have Hp envy j037tx and my F5 key not working.Are there another way to turn on Keyboard Backlight ?Using registry ? ?

A:keyboard backlight

Hold down the Fn key and then tap the key with the icon that looks like a keyboard with a shine. See the following document for more information.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01612362

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I have a  HP Probook 450 G3 from 2016, but I don't have a backlight keyboard. Is it possible to upgrade the keyboard for a backlight keyboard, if yes where can I order it in the Netherlands? I only need part, I can replace it by my own. Regards,Huub

A:Backlight keyboard

Hello Huub_Probook,  Please see the details on the PIC :  Manual attached for you ref :  SEE PAGE 47-48http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7834555&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04...   All the Best !!   Thanks for being a member!   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hi,I have had this laptop  Notebook HP Pavilion - 15-p145nl (ENERGY STAR) for a couple of years now and I didn't know that there was a keyboard backlight.The x letter stopped working so I had a new keyboard mounted (not in warranty anymore) and the guy from the shop told me that there is the backlight.It doesn't work.F5 doesn't work, neither holdin fn and backspace.Can you help me out?It's always been a problem nott seeing the keyboard at night , and now that I know I have backlight I WANT IT.Thank you!

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I've just bought a new dell inspiron 7559. When I was buying it, the consultant said that it is a little different from other 7559, because it has swedish keyboard. But the only difference is that it has two extra keys. I came home with my new laptop, and tried turning on the led on the keyboard but it didn't happen. I found out that f10 key should have an icon that shows that it should turn on the backlight. Mine does not have one. as of right now I'm using linux ubuntu.
Any Ideas? What should I do? Is it possible that my laptop does not have a led keyboard because it's swedish? 

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Hello,I have the HP Notebook that is listed above, and right now I do not have a blacklight keyboard. But I am just wondering if there is any way that I could have the keyboard replaced or switched so that I could have one put in.

A:Backlight Keyboard

Hi, The whole series only has Full-size "island style" keyboard with numeric keypadTouchPad with multi-touch gestures, 2-finger scrolling, and pinch-zoom enabledTaps enabled by defaultSupport Windows 8 Modern Trackpad Gestures A backlite keyboard alone won't work, you need a suitable motherboard (if available) which has all required connector for linghts on keyboard. Regards

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Seriously, is there STILL no way to get either automatic backlight of the P51 keyboard or at least set it to be always on? Feels like I am back in the 90-ties when I have to do this manually all the time. And yes, I've tried using the Lenovo Settings app but that seem to only have a memory that lasts until restart/suspend and then it is back to default...

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1500 5000 Series laptop, Windows 10. 
I would like to toggle my backlight keyboard. I see it on my keyboard, and in the Windows Mobility Center, but I would like to increase the duration. Currently, my keyboard stays lit for 60 seconds. I would like it to not turn off at all.
Can I turn off the backlight timer? Can I chose to keep it on for more than 60 seconds?
Thank you so much.

A:Keyboard Backlight

Hi talynnkpayne,
The duration of the backlight on your keyboard cannot be increased. As it is designed in such a way that when you leave it idle after few seconds the backlit will turn off. However, when you press any keys, the backlight will be turned on again until and unless you manually turn it off.

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i looked up my laptop  HP Pavilion 15-p088ca and as it turns out in the product spesifcations it says i have a backlit keyboard but i cant seem to turn it on/seems i dont even have one. Whats going on?

A:No Backlight Keyboard

@desmond4890 Did you try F5??? REO

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First of all I would like to start with what laptop I have, its the HP dv6-3220TX notebook K glad we got that out of the way, now heres my issue, when opening the box I was reading through the instructions and apparently this laptop has a backlight keyboard which i thought was cool especially since im always on my laptop in the darkanyhow, it says to turn back light on you just press the backlight button at the top by the action keys (f1-f12) so the backlight button is suppose to be next to the Prt Sc button correct? well mine doesnt have it, it has a pause button instead!! please help me, I really want to turn my keyboard backlight on as i always have to turn the light on when usiing my laptop in the dark as I cant see what im typing.

A:Keyboard backlight

Hi, Are you sure it has backlit keyboard ? If YES, hold down Fn key and hit Space bar. Regards.

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Is there a backlit keyboard that I could replace my non-backlit keyboard with, for the model that I have?

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Good day,
I have a ASUS N56j
I what to toggle my Fn keys on the F1 to F12 so that only the actions like sleep, volume ,etc occur when with out having to press Fn . Is the Possible and if how?
Also is there away to control these via a software and be toggled ? Like set my screen brightness and keyboard backlit 

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i bought hp omen few days ago, it turns out my keyboard backlight sometimes on and off it self, and some time i cant change volume / brightness using the fn + f9. is it a software issue or should i return it to the shop?

A:keyboard backlight keep on and off it self

Hi @ungscyber, Welcome to the Forums.  I understand your concerns with the Backlit Keyboard on your HP Omen Notebook. It could be not all the updates have been done. Here is a link to check this.Restart the Notebook after it has been completed. Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution.  To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!   Thanks.  

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Hello.I'm just wondering if it's possible to change out my stock keyboard (not backlit) with a backlit one.Going to open it for cleaning and changing the ram sticks anyway, so might as well change it if possible.

A:Add backlight for keyboard

@Tarell13 It would be the. Top cover/keyboard (includes touchpad)    Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04775872 Page 18-19. REO

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I have an Inspiron 15 5000 series laptop that I use in a low-light environment. I would like to set the keyboard backlighting to be always on, so I don't have to press a key or tap the touchpad to temporarily enable the backlighting. I have looked in the BIOS, but I do not see such a setting. Is there a way to set up the laptop so that backlighting is always on? Thanks in advance for your responses.

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New Precision 7510 Laptop and the backlit keyboard shuts off and on by itself when not bein used.  Freaking annoying.  It doesn't seem to have a pattern to it or be because of any motion.  I just want it to stay on the entire time I use my computer.  I do not care about battery life.  This computer does not have the Keyboard settings in mobility that others have said try and no other settings in the keyboard menu.  Anyone have any suggestions? 

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When i search the system information, it says my OS is a "Microsoft Windows 7 Professional." The laptop is an HP ProBook 650 G2 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR). How do i turn on the backlight to my keyboard so that I can type in the dark and still see the keys? Thank you!

A:Keyboard Backlight

Hi, The question is : Does it have a backlit keyboard ? From the following information: HP 650 G2 machines don't have backlit keyboards.           http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04912074 Option:      http://www.ebay.com.au/bhp/usb-led-light Regards.

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   I have the HP ENVY x360 - 13-y013cl convertable laptop. The F5 key is the key to turn the backlight keyboard off/on.How can change this (if possible) to only turn the backlight on when I press keys (not keep it on non-stop).Thanks

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I have Dell Inspiron 13-7359.
I set the keyboard backlight to turn off after 1 min, but the properties reset after the laptop wakes up from sleep. I mean that it always go back to the "never" option, so I need to change the settings everytime I open my laptop.
How can I solve this? 

Thank you.

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I have a setup of Ctrl+1,2,3,4,5 shortcuts for switching keyboard layouts on Windows 8.1.
Once I boot up my laptop they work just fine and the layouts shortcuts setup window looks like this if I open it:

However now when I close my laptop, putting it into sleep mode, and then open it again, the keyboard shortcuts stop working and if I open the aforementioned setup window, it also looks as if I have none configured:

To get my shortcuts back after sleep mode I have either to reboot the laptop, or assign the shortcuts again manually.

This is a problem I've experienced before on this same machine (Lenovo Yoga 13) with Windows 8 (before the 8.1 update) and I guess at that time it dissapeared after some editing of the list of layouts I use.

However now I've added some layouts to the list, and then removed some of them and so on and here is what I get again.
Maybe there is some branch of Windows Registry involved with the layouts and keyboard-shortcuts messed up and I could simply remove the registry branch and start with a clean slate?

A:Windows 8.1 is forgetting Ctrl+1,2,3,4,5 shortcuts designated for keyboard layout switching after waking up from sleep mode

I've got help with this issue: https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1261058-windows-81-is-forgetting-ctrl12345-shortcuts-designated-for-keyboard-layout-switching-after-wa/
Windows seems to overwrite personal layout controls configuration with defaults on some occasions. Hence, the way to have a "permanent" solution basically appears to be rewriting your HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control
Panel\Input Method\Hot Keys with what you have in your HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
Panel\Input Method\Hot Keys once you've configured your layout-switch shortcuts correctly.
This is in fact an old legacy bug, apparently from the times of Windows XP: https://superuser.com/questions/327479/ctrl-space-always-toggles-chinese-ime-windows-7
I would love to have it included into the Microsoft's bug tracker, but I don't seem to find my way through connect.microsoft.com.

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 laptop two days ago. I turned on this laptop and the keyboard doesn't work. I have used the screen keyboard to finish the configuration (date, time, name and more), thinking that the problem was in the configuration, but not.
What's the problem? How Can I solved it?
Thanks. ;)

A:My laptop keyboard doesn't work

1. Right click Start's button( or press windows key and X key at the same time)
2. Click Control Panel
3. System And Security
4. System and Maintenance, a) Stroll down a little, b) Troubleshoot common computer problem
5. Look to the left side of the page - click " view all "
6. Click on Hardware And Devices

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 runing with Windows Vista.

My disc drive wasn't reading the disc, so I followed these instructions:
Windows Vista
Click Start, and then click All Programs.
Click Accessories, and then click Run.
Type regedit, and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.

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A:Laptop Keyboard and Touchpad won't work :(

Run a system restore -
START | type rstrui - choose restore point prior to registry editing

Regards. . .



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Ok i own Fujitsu Siemens AMILO notebook pa 3515 laptop(runing win vista).
So recently i have this problem that is driving me mad.
After i type password and login, if my laptop is charging, the keyboard stops working(touchpad also). This is when im only charging my laptop. The problem is getting worse. Now i cant launch my laptop without it charging. I also cant shut it down cuz the shutdown button wont work. The only way to shut it down is to pull the battery out. If i shut it down fr0m start menu, instead of shutting down a white screan appears and just stays there. Please any help would be greatly appriciated.

A:Laptop keyboard doesnt work

please i need help

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