If you cannot enter anything on the computer via the keyboard, the first thing you want to do is check the working status of the keyboard. In other words, you might be wondering if the keyboard is working properly.
Assuming you have no idea how to check the status of the keyboard in your computer, for your reference, this special article will introduce two methods to check it in Windows 8 computer.
2 ways to check keyboard status in Windows 8:
- Check keyboard status in Device Manager
- Check keyboard status in 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 properly , you can see the information reading This device is working properly ( This device is working properly ). 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 Settigs , 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, besides updating Driver, you can enable Touch Keyboard instead.