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The number keys to the right will not work, even after pressing number lock. suggestions?


Please open Device Manager and uninstall what is showing under "Keyboards". If you're unsure on how to perform these steps, follow this link:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c03540049&lc=en&product=5450010&tmp...
Once you have uninstalled the keyboard driver, restart your notebook and it should automatically reinstall for you.
Let me know if this resolves the issue.


  • If the keyboard is not working in Windows, continue with these steps to uninstall and reinstall the keyboard software in Device Manager.
  • Click Start , then click Control Panel.
    Control Panel opens.
  • Click Hardware and Sound.
  • Click Device Manager under Devices and Printers.

    Device Manager opens.
  • Click View, and select Show Hidden Devices.
  • Double-click Keyboards, right-click the keyboard name, and then click the Uninstall button to remove the device from Windows.
  • Restart the computer.
  • The keyboard should now work correctly.
  • Your computer comes with several software programs that can test the keyboard for key or hardware failures. For more information, see the HP Support document Testing for Hardware Failures.
  • Notebook key presses are slow to respond
    If there is a short delay from the time a key is pressed to the time the character displays on the screen, the Filter Keys function might be activated. The Filter Keys function provides a greater range of key press options to fine-tune key delays and prevent inadvertent key presses. To disable Filter Keys and return to the default keyboard behavior, use the following steps:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then select Change how your keyboard works under Control Panel.
    2. Remove the selection from Turn on Filter Keys. Then click Set up Filter Keys.
    3. Remove the check next to Turn on Filter Keys when SHIFT is pressed for eight seconds.
    4. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Ease of Access Center.
      The keys should be more responsive.
    Pressing a notebook key once types several characters
    If two or more characters appear when pressing a key, use the following steps to adjust the key repeat delay:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then click Keyboard under Control Panel.
      The Keyboard Properties page opens.
    2. Set the Repeat delay slider to Long. Click Apply, and then click OK.
    Notebook beeps while typing
    If the computer sometimes beeps while you are typing, Toggle Keys or Sticky Keys is active. Toggle Keys causes the computer to emit a beep when the Lock keys are pressed. Sticky Keys causes the computer to emit a beep when the Ctrl, Alt, Shift, or Lock key is pressed. Use the following steps to disable Sticky Keys and Toggle Keys:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then click Change how your keyboard works under Control Panel.
    2. If selected, remove the check next to Turn on Sticky Keys. Then click Set up Sticky keys.
    3. Remove the check next to Turn on Sticky Keys when SHIFT is pressed five times.
    4. Click Apply, and then click OK to return to the Make the keyboard easier to use page.
    5. Remove the check next to Turn on Toggle Keys.
      If selected, remove the selection from Turn on Toggle Keys by holding down the NUM LOCK key for five seconds.
    6. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Ease of Access Center.
      The beeps no longer sound.
    Wrong characters appear when typing, changing keyboard language, or Dvorak
    If the wrong characters appear when you are typing, or you are trying to use a different keyboard, use the following steps to synchronize Windows to the type of keyboard you are using:
    1. Click Start , and type region into the Search field. Click Region and Language from the search results.
    2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change Keyboards.

      The Text Services and Input Languages page opens.
    3. Click Add.
    4. Select the keyboard you want to use, and click OK.
    5. From the Text Services and Input Languages page, select the new keyboard in the list and click Move up until it is first in the list. This makes it the default keyboard.
    6. Click OK. You can now use the new keyboard.
      If you find that the new keyboard service works correctly and you do not want to use the other keyboard, repeat these steps and Remove the keyboard service that you do not need.
    HP Notebook PCs Notebook Keyboard Troubleshooting Windows 7

    Aug 23, 2015 | HP Computers & Internet

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    How To Change The Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 7 and Windows Vist


    Having problems with your keyboard?
    How to change your default keyboard layout within Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

    This is a keyboard problem that a lot of non US computer users run into when using a new computer or one that is newly formatted.

    Users find that some of the keys on the keyboard don't seem to match what is appearing on the screen in front of them when pressed. The two main keys are the @ and "(2) which switch places.

    What is happening is that by default, Windows will setup a US keyboard layout at install which when used on a physical UK keyboard doesn't match up the @ and ".

    This is a really quick and easy problem to solve which just requires a couple of settings to be changed within Windows.

    This walkthrough is for both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Changing keyboard setting is the same process in both versions of Windows.

    Please make sure that any important data you may have on your computer is backed up before following this walkthrough or video!

    1. From the Windows desktop left click the start button
    2. On the start menu left click Control Panel
    3. In Control Panel left click Clock, Language and Region
    4. Under Region and Language, left click Change keyboards or other input methods
    5. In the Region and Language dialog box left click the Keyboards and Languages tab
    6. In the Keyboards and Languages tab left click Change keyboards...
    7. On the general tab that opens left click Add
    8. Look down the list and find English (United Kingdom)
    9. Expand +English (united Kingdom), then expand +Keyboard
    10. Tick the box next to United Kingdom then click OK
    11. In the default input Language drop down list, left click English (United Kingdom)
    12. Left click Apply
    13. Left click ok










    on Jan 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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    Why have ive lost the function to use the at key


    Hi Diane Andrews

    You stated as you have lost the @ function on your keyboard . And by looking at your DP i suppose its a laptop . Well then if so you might need to reset the keyboard layout settings for your laptop . Different OS has its different settings . You might have changed your language settings which may or might have caused it . Steps on how to its here . But if you have lost the @ key itself then ... you might need to get it change at your nearest computer repair shop or bring it to the vendor . Or maybe for time being you can use the on screen keyboard

    CLick start - under the search - type On screen Keyboard and select it to use it .

    Basic .. Fix an external keyboard and try if it works on that keyboard . If it does then your laptop keyboard might be at fault or need to change the settings .

    Method 1 of 3: Changing the Language Settings (Windows)

    If your keyboard is not displaying the correct characters when you press keys, your language settings may have gotten changed. If you have the incorrect region selected, your keyboard will act differently. To change it back, open the Control Panel.

    You can access the Control Panel from the Start menu. Windows 8 users can right-click on the Windows button and select Control Panel from the menu

    Open the Language settings. How you access this depends on which version of Windows you are using.

    Windows 8 - If you are in Category mode, select "Change input methods" under the "Clock, Language, and Region" section. If you are in Icon mode, select "Languages".

    Windows Vista and 7 - If you are in Category mode, select "Change keyboards and other input methods" under the "Clock, Language, and Region" section. If you are in Icon mode, select "Region and Language" and then click the "Keyboards and Languages" tab. Click the Change keyboards... button.

    Windows XP - select "Regional and Language Options", click the Languages tab, and then click Details..

    Select your language. Use the menu to select the default input language you want to use. In Windows Vista and 7, select your preferred language from the "Default input language" drop-down menu. In Windows 8, move your preferred input language to the top of the list.

    Sep 15, 2014 | Acer C7 Chromebook

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    Shortcuts have locked up on my pc


    Conflicting Extensions


    Add-ons, also called plug-ins or extensions, are mini-applications that attach themselves to independent software and add extra capabilities to the program.


    Extensions can change a browser's interface, alter the behavior of existing operations, add new functions or install in-browser support for programs like Shockwave Flash or Adobe Reader.


    Because these extensions make changes to the overall operation of a browser, they can also affect the shortcut keys.


    Most browsers offer an option to run the application with add-ons disabled; if the shortcut keys work when extensions are turned off, one of the add-ons is at fault.


    Key Reassignments


    Programs like MapKeyboard, SharpKeys and KeyTweak can reassign the functions of each key on the laptop keyboard.


    If the computer is running a non standard keyboard layout, certain keys might not behave or respond normally.


    For example, if the "Ctrl" key has been disabled or is set to work like "Shift," shortcut keys won't work as expected because the keyboard is no longer using its default mapping.


    If the keyboard layout has been changed in the Dell laptop, the registry will contain a Scancode Map entry in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout or the language bar will show a keyboard language different from the default ("English (United States)," or "EN," for Dell laptops purchased in the U.S.).

    Virus Infection


    Malicious software can affect the function of peripheral components like the keyboard and mouse.


    If the keyboard is exhibiting strange behavior for example, if certain keys do not respond or if keys output unexpected letters a virus is most likely the cause.


    Running an anti malware software from within Safe Mode accessed by pressing "F8" on the Dell logo screen should remove any viruses interfering with keyboard response.


    Browser Software


    Upgrading or downgrading a browser on the PC can affect the Internet shortcut keys associated with that program, especially if the version removes a function that was once associated with a particular keyboard combination.


    Alternatively, if you've switched to another browser, you might find that certain shortcuts that worked in the previous browser don't work in the new one.


    For example, while "Shift-F10" opens a context menu in Internet Explorer, the same keyboard combination does nothing in Mozilla Firefox.


    Hope this helps.




    Nov 20, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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    To change 4530s keyboard layout language


    Instructions for Windows Vista
    1. Click Start and then Control Panel
    2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
    3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
    4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
    5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
    6. Under Installed services, click Add.
    7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
    8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
    9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

    Instructions for Windows XP
    1. Click Start and then Control Panel
    2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
    3. Open Regional and Language Options.
    4. Click on the Languages tab.
    5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
    6. Under Installed services, click Add.
    7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
    8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
    If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.

    Add language support
    1. Click Start and then Control Panel
    2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
    3. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
    4. Click on the Languages tab.
    5. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection
    6. Click OK or Apply. You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located. After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

    Apr 24, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Probook 4530S

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    I need to change the langauge on my acer aspire one from english too spanish.


    To install a different language - Multilingual User Interface (MUI) - you need to have Windows 7 Ultimate.

    Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate
    Type Anytime Upgrade in the Search programs and files box in the Start menu and click on the Windows Anytime Upgrade icon. From there, you can buy an Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Then your can enter your Anytime Upgrade product key and perform a simple upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate so you can install a different language.

    If you are in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US you can use Anytime Upgrade. If not you will need to buy Windows 7 Ultimate, or buy Windows 7 in the language you need.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/windows-anytime-upgrade


    Install Language Pack in Windows 7 Ultimate

    1. Start -> All Programs --> Windows Update --> Optional Updates.
    2. Open optional Updates and go to the section Windows 7 Language Packs.
    3. Tick the Language Pack you want and hit OK
    4. Proceed with Install Updates
    5. Depiction of Windows 7 downloading a Language Pack
    6. Automatic install initiated after download

    How to change the Windows 7 Display Language:

    1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Clock, Language, and Region / Change the display language
    2. Switch the display language in the Choose a display language dropdown menu.
    3. Click OK
    4. Log off for the changes to take effect (This will affect only the user profile under which you are currently logged on).

    Sep 06, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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    How do I get the French letters on my aspire keyboard


    Before you can change the keyboard layout, you must add the input language and keyboard layout that you want to Windows.
    1. ?id=microsoft.windows.resources.shellexecutetopiciconClick to open Region and Language.
    2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change keyboards.
    3. Under Installed services, click Add.
    4. Double-click the language you want to add, double-click Keyboard, select the text services options you want to add, and then click OK.
    if this info isn't working have a look at this video http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Add-or-change-an-input-language

    Jun 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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    I cannot turn off the frech keyboard keys


    please check language settings in control panel as there may be some default option set...

    Nov 09, 2009 | Toshiba Satelite A135-S2286 Notebook

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    Changing the language from dutch to english


    Just follow the instructions below
    Instructions for Windows Vista
    Click Start and then Control Panel
    In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
    Open Clock, Language, and Region
    Click on Regional and Language Options.
    Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
    Under Installed services, click Add.
    In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
    The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
    You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
    Instructions for Windows XP
    Click Start and then Control Panel
    In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
    Open Regional and Language Options.
    Click on the Languages tab.
    Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
    Under Installed services, click Add.
    In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
    Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
    If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.
    Add language support
    Click Start and then Control Panel
    In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
    Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
    Click on the Languages tab.

    Sep 03, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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    I get " instead of @ when pressing shift and no.2 keys....why?


    Sounds like you have UK instead of US keyboard setup

    Here is the fix.
    1. Click Start and then Control Panel
    2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
    3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
    4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
    5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
    6. Under Installed services, click Add.
    7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
    8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
    9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

    Jan 25, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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