Two ways to check keyboard status in Windows 8:
- Check keyboard status in Device Manager.
- Check keyboard status in the Keyboard Properties window.
Method 1: Check the keyboard status in Device Manager.
Step 1: Right-click Computer on the desktop and select Manage in the context menu to open Computer Management.
Step 2: In the Computer Management window, click Device Manager on the left to open it.
Step 3: Double-click Keyboards, right-click on the pop-up keyboard (here called PS / 2 Standard Keyboard), and select Properties in the list.
Step 4: When the Properties window appears, check Device status in General.
If the keyboard is working correctly, you can see the information reading. This device is working correctly ( This device is working correctly). If not, you will see the information that says, “ The drivers for this device are not installed. To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver (The drivers for this device are not installed. To find the driver for this device, click Update Driver).
Method 2: Check the keyboard status in the Keyboard Properties window.
Step 1: Open the Search panel using Windows + F hotkeys, select Settings, type Keyboard in the search box, and click Keyboard to open the Keyboard properties window.
Step 2: In the Keyboard Properties window, select Hardware in the upper left and click Properties in the bottom right.
Step 3: Check the information in Device status in the following window.
Finally, assuming you find that the keyboard cannot function properly, you can enable Touch Keyboard instead of updating Driver.