Has your keyboard stopped working after upgrading to Windows 10 or after installing any Windows 10 update?
This is a common issue. Many Windows 10 users have complained about keyboard not working after installing the KB4074588 update that was released around February 12, 2018.
In this post, we will be looking at 4 simple solutions that may fix the keyboard not working issue.
It would be hard to guess which one will work for you. Hence, we suggest you start with Solution One and work your way down until your keyboard issue is fixed.
Solution One- Check the USB port is working
One of the common problems after Windows upgrade is the USB ports or some hardware stops functioning.
Such things might happen due to driver problems. You need to first ensure the USB port is working.
Here are the steps to follow.
Unplug your USB keyboard from its port and plug in another USB device in the port. Does the new USB device is being detected and working normally?
If yes, the problem is with USB keyboard and you need to follow the steps given in Solution Four.
If the newly connected USB device does not get detected, the problem is with the USB port and you need to follow the steps given in Solution Two.
Solution Two- Change some keyboard settings
There is something about filter keys settings in Windows that causes some keyboard problems.
Filter keys is a Windows settings that allows you to manage how your system deals with repeated keystrokes.
If the Filter keys setting is turned on, it might lead to keyboard not working issue. The first thing you need to do is check whether the Filter keys settings is on. If Yes, switch off the Filter keys.
Here are the steps to follow.
- Go to Desktop
- Click the Action Center icon that appears at the bottom-right corner of the screen
- Click All Settings
- In Windows Settings window, click Ease of Access
- In the Settings window, click Keyboard option in the left pane
- Ensure the Filter Keys are Off
- Close all windows
Solution Three – Reinstall keyboard drivers
If the keyboard driver has become damaged or corrupted during upgrade or update, reinstalling the keyboard driver might fix the issue.
Here are the steps to follow
- Right-click Start button and select Device Manager from the list
- In the Device Manager window, click Keyboards to expand the category
- Right-click Standard PS/2 Keyboard and select Uninstall from the menu
- When the system prompts you for confirmation, click OK
- After the keyboard is uninstalled, reboot your Windows system
When the system reboots, Windows system will detect keyboard and install new drivers. See if the keyboard is working.
Solution Four – Update USB and keyboard driver (recommended)
One of the common reasons behind keyboard not working is the outdated or corrupt driver. There are two ways to update drivers for USB and keyboard – manual update or automatic update.
Updating drivers manually is a tad difficult and time consuming. That’s why we recommend DriverDownloader. A driver software tool par excellence, it updates all your outdated drivers in a jiffy.
Simply download DriverDownloader by clicking the button below, install and register it.
The driver software will update the USB and keyboard driver and other drivers instantly. Yes, it’s that easy!