There are times that you notice your keyboard suddenly acting up. More often than not, you blame it on the keyboard itself, not minding the fact that it could be the keyboard driver that has an issue. Before you go about purchasing a new keyboard, you may want to change the drivers first and see if that solves the faulty performance of your keyboard. Here are the steps on how to carry out the task of changing the keyboard driver on your system.
1. Navigate to the Keyboard Properties dialogue box.
There are several ways for you to launch the keyboard’s properties box. You can choose one from the ways stated below.
(a) Pulling up the keyboard properties box through Control Panel.
Hit “Start”, then “Settings” and double click on “Control Panel”. If you are viewing Control Panel using “Category View”, click on “Printers and Other Hardware” then search for “Keyboard” and double click on it. If you are viewing Control Panel using the “Classic View”, locate “Keyboard” and then double click on it. This will pull up “Keyboard Properties” where you have to navigate to the “Hardware” tab by clicking on it. Hit the button for “Properties”.
(b) Pulling up the keyboard properties box through Run command.
Hit “Start” button and then select “Run”. On the text field provided, input “control keyboard” and press the “Enter” key on your keyboard or click on the “OK” button. Click the “Hardware” tab and then the “Properties” button.
(c) Pulling up the keyboard properties box through My Computer.
Highlight the icon for My Computer and right click on it. Pick the “Properties” option from the menu that populates to pull up “System Properties”. On the System Properties dialogue box, hit the tab for “Hardware”, and then click on the button that says “Device Manager”. Collapse “Keyboards” by clicking on the “+” sign next to it. Highlight the name of the keyboard you are using and right click on it. Pick “Properties” from the list that populates.
2. Navigate to the “Driver” tab inside the “Keyboard Properties” dialogue box.
Using your mouse, hit “Driver” or on your keyboard, press “Ctrl” and “Page Down” to go to the Driver tab.
3. Proceed changing the drivers for your keyboard.
From here, there are three ways for you to change the keyboard drivers installed on your system.
(a) Update Driver
If the keyboard driver is already old, you can choose to update the driver by pressing the “Update Driver”.
(b) Roll Back Driver
Your computer may have automatically updated the keyboard driver and this caused the faulty performance. You can restore the previous version by hitting the “Roll Back Driver” button.
If you have advanced learning on how computer system works, you may want to uninstall the keyboard driver and reinstall it using a driver disk. To do so, you can click on “Uninstall”
Follow the onscreen instructions given by the driver wizard and restart the computer.