Windows 7 upgrade laptop Keyboard problem

October 14, 2010 at 21:01:02
Specs: Windows 7
I have a problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad. I previously had Vista and two days ago I installed WIN 7. Now when I want an apostrophe it doesn't appear untill after I type the letter after the apostrophe in the word. If I hit the apostrophe key twice I get two of them. A similar thing happens with the ". I rang Microsoft and they told me it was a hardware problem. I rang Lenovo and they said it was a software issue and I should call Microsoft. I rang Microsoft again and insisted it was a software issue and said that forums on the net report similar problems. Does anyone have a solution?

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#1
October 15, 2010 at 05:57:51
You may need to update the drivers after upgrading from vista to Windows 7, the manufacturer's site should have drivers available for your laptop. Look under 'Support', then 'Drivers' or 'Download', then 'Drivers' or similar. Any problems like this should have been addressed when the rewrite the drivers for the newer operating system so you should always the drivers for all of your hardware after installing or upgrading your operating system.

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#2
October 15, 2010 at 13:46:53
Thanks FIngers. I did scour the Lenovo web site for updated drivers. When I first did the WIn 7 install I did not have sound or micrphone but updated drivers fixed that. I did not find any keyboard drivers on the site. When I rang Lenovo to double check an dafter I explained the problem to them they tlod me to contact Microsoft. The Lenovo guy didn't point me to any drivers so I guess there are no updated ones.

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#3
December 21, 2010 at 21:33:23
I have the same exact problem. Dell M6400 running Windows 7 Ultimate. Happened after a Windows update.

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#4
January 4, 2011 at 09:05:02
I installed Win7 Home premium 64 bit on my brand new Lenovo SL410 laptop and the keyboard does not work properly. Some of the keys type different carracters (eg: When I hit t it types tr, hitting w activates caps lock etc). After running a few automatic updates, the keyboard worked properly, but only for a day or so. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the keyboard driver, uninstalling some of the Windows automatic updates, but nothing helps. Called MS customer support, but after 1 hour on the phone the technician was unable to help. Any suggestions, please? It is really frustrating. Thanks, Vojtech

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#5
January 4, 2011 at 11:01:49
didn't any of you try the windows 7 advisor before installing 7?

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#6
January 4, 2011 at 20:26:06
The answer is always the same. If you want to upgrade to Windows 7:
Run Upgrade Adviser. Then: Download Windows 7 drivers for ALL of your hardware before you start.
Just because there are no drivers listed for 'keyboard' does not mean you will not get support if you download all Windows 7 listed drivers for you system, it probably part of the motherboard drivers, especially on laptops.
If the upgrade adviser does not list you as all clear, OR your manufacturer does not list Windows 7 drivers for your system, do not purchase the upgrade, it is not worth the headache -- simple.

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#7
January 5, 2011 at 01:00:34
Mine was a clean install on a new laptop. However, tried to run Windows adviser, but all is fine according to it. Other people have experienced a similar problem: http://social.technet.microsoft.com...

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#8
January 5, 2011 at 20:58:20
You still need the drivers for your hardware that are Windows 7 compatible. These can only come from the system manufacturer. The keyboard only creates a small pulse that is sent over a wire to the motherboard, it is up to the systems drivers to distinguish between each of the pulses that represent different keys. If your manufacturer purchased keyboards that use a code system that is different from the typical standards most manufacturers use, then it is up to the drives to sort this out.
I upgraded an HP laptop from Vista to Windows 7 this past summer and it works fine. It needed a webcam driver right away and another driver after a windows upgrade, but that was it.

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#9
March 13, 2011 at 04:36:54
hey mine is lenovo thinkpad...i got a strange keyboard problem!! my keyboard automatically prints the letter 6 on the screen....i couldnt stop it..does any one know whats the reason

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