USB keyboard not working in Windows 10. How to fix it?

If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10 and your keyboard has stopped working, you’re not alone. Many other Windows 10 users are reporting the same issue, especially after installing update KB4074588 for February 13, 2018. And, fortunately, there are 4 options for resolving the issue.

 Check if your USB port is working

Sometimes the USB port stops working when upgrading to a newer version of Windows. This is usually due to a driver issue. Fortunately, it’s easy to check: disconnect the device from the USB port and connect another USB device – a mouse or an external hard drive. If they don’t work, then the USB is a problem.

Adjust keyboard settings

Windows has a setting called Filter Keys that lets you control how it relates to random, repetitive keystrokes. If enabled, this setting causes the device to not work.

  1. On your PC desktop, click the Action Center icon and select All Settings .
  2. Click Accessibility.
  3. Click Keyboard.
  4. Make sure the “OFF” key filters are turned off.

 Reinstall the keyboard driver

If the device driver has an error, then it stops working. Fix it:

  1. Right-click the Start button , then Device Manager .
  2. Expand the device by right-clicking on Standard PS / 2 Keyboard > click Uninstall .
  3. When prompted for confirmation, click OK .
  4. Restart your computer after uninstalling.

Update your keyboard and USB driver (recommended)

One of the most common causes of an insensitive keyboard is an outdated model or USB driver. There are two ways to get the correct “firewood” for the “keyboard”: manually or automatically. If you do not have the time, patience or computer skills to manually update the “firewood”, then do it automatically using Driver Easy.

  1. Download install Driver Easy.
  2. RunDriver Easy

    , click “Scan Now”. Drivereasy will then scan your PC for any problems.

  3. Click ” Update ” next to the marked “keyboard” to automatically download, then install the correct version.

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