How to Fix Keyboard Not Working Properly After Windows Update

Keyboard Not Working Properly After Update from Microsoft Windows 10Keyboard Not Working Properly After Update from Microsoft Windows 10

When you update Windows 10 to the latest version, the keyboard sometimes doesn’t work, gets jammed or doesn’t work properly. This is because the latest update you installed can cause an error and affect your system functionality, which is why your keyboard stops working properly.

In this tutorial, I will provide you with the solutions so that you can have access to your keyboard properly. I hope that after applying the solution, your keyboard will again work properly.

Uninstall Latest Downloaded Update

The first thing you can do is uninstall the latest update, because there is a chance that the latest update is causing the issue, because in some cases, the update may not work properly as you expected.

Go to Control Panel –> Programs and Features, and go to “View the installed updates”.

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Now here is the list of all recent updates installed on your System. So go to the latest and uninstall the update by right clicking on the particular update. After uninstalling, rebooting your system, I hope your keyboard will work properly again.

If this won’t solve your problem, go to the next solution.

Install the Keyboard Driver

The keyboard may not work due to a driver problem. So update your keyboard driver manually to fix the problem. Go to the Start Menu and type Device Manager. You can find the keyboard from the list. And expand it. Right click on the driver and select the option “Update the driver.”

Go to the start menu and type Device Manager. Find the Keyboard from the list. And expand it. Right click on its driver and select the option for ”update the driver”.

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Two options will appear, go to the second one and click on it.

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Now select the “Let me pick…” option available at the bottom of the window. Click Next to go further.

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You will now have a list of compatible drivers for your keyboard device. Select it and click on the Next button.

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Now it will take a few seconds to install the driver. You’ll get the confirmation window about the successful driver installation. Restart your system after installing the driver.

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You may also want to disable driver updates in Windows 10 so that all drivers keep running without problems, or even take a backup of your currently installed device drivers in Windows 10.

Turn Off Filter Keys

Disabling the Filter Keys feature can also make your Keyboard work properly. Filter Keys are used to ignore repeated keystrokes. Or in a simple way, while doing some work, you enter the same key twice or thrice, but you only need it once, so Filter Key won’t happen it and write only single times.

The activation of this feature can also lead to inappropriate functioning of your keyboard. So disable it by going to “Control Panel/Ease of Access/Ease of Access Center/Make the keyboard easier to use”.

Now in the list, you can see the option for “Filter Keys”. Then uncheck the Checkbox for Filter Keys. Close all the windows. Restart your system and hopefully your problem will be gone.

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Go with any suitable solution of your choice above and have your keyboard working properly. Please comment below if you have any questions.

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  • J B Gilbert
    J B Gilbert

    I had the problem where the keyboard was caught between not reacting to any keystrokes and making nonsensical/ ASCII characters appear. After scratching my head for a long time I came to the conclusion that two completely different machines were sharing the same keyboard layout and possibly the license key. I went to Microsoft .com, removed the machine that I no longer used and voila! End of issue

    • Usman Khurshid
      Usman Khurshid

      Wow Gilbert, thanks for sharing your experience. It’s certainly valuable.

  • Sarah Valdez
    Sarah Valdez

    Thank you so much! My keyboard struggle is over! Of all the suggestions here that I tried, the one that is checking on the Turn on Filter Keys work.

  • Karl Johan Lund
    Karl Johan Lund

    Thanks a lot! After struggling for a day I just deselected the “Turn on Filter Keys” after finding this page. Now everything is OK.

  • Ched

    None of these solution works. I had to press sleep button and woke it up to work.
    So I switch to Win7 and another update cause the same issue. Now MX linux No more problem.

  • John


    Thank you for this overview, which gave me some understanding of the problem and the options. My fix was to uninstall the keyboard driver, restart and let Windows reinstall the keyboard. Keyboard went dead after the last update to ver 1903. I hope all here experiencing the problem are able to get their rig up and running by way of whatever fix needed.

    Was able to change out the battery and spark plugs on a 2005 PT Cruiser. Don’t laugh, because the procedure for both is complicated and obscure if you open the hood and have no clue where to start. YouTube sages to the rescue.

    Point is that my mind is blown by articles and sites like this that help the common idiot fix things that are otherwise out of reach but for lack of knowledge.

    Thank you for your help. Good Karma is in the wind for people like you.


  • Thomas Soutar Baxter
    Thomas Soutar Baxter

    Unchecking the filter key option in the ease of use section fixed my laptop.

  • Bert

    I had some issues with my keyboard, updated the driver. Then windows asked me to restart my laptop and after restarting I’m not able to use my keyboard.. I can’t even log in..

  • Hepplle

    Unable to use keyboard therefore any suggestions to use this are of no value

  • Elvis Anyaehiechukwu Okolie
    Elvis Anyaehiechukwu Okolie

    The second option of installing a keyboard driver worked perfectly for me.. Thank you so much

  • Janet

    Since I’m on a Surface 4, I was able to use the touch screen. What worked for me was uninstalling the latest Win 10 update, which got installed a day before my keyboard started malfunctioning. Thanks!

  • J Graham
    J Graham

    Your first suggestion, to uninstall the latest update, is hard to do without a functional keyboard. When I say “hard to do”, I mean impossible, since without a keyboard I cannot log in to Windows and thus cannot do anything.

    • Usman Khurshid
      Usman Khurshid

      Once you uninstall the keyboard and refresh hardware from the mouse, the keyboard will automatically be installed again. So there should be nothing to worry about.

      • Subham kar
        Subham kar

        None of the methods are working in my case.if you have any other solutions kindly help. My hp pavilion g6 2304tx keyboard is dead after updating windows 10, none of the keys are working.

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