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Something wants to install a keyboard driver

  1. #1

    Something wants to install a keyboard driver


    Hi, the past couple of mornings on start-up (win8.1 pro) I get an Action-Center message to "Finish installing device software" and if I click it, it starts installing a keyboard driver.

    The computer is all up to date with normal updates and nothing has changed on the computer so I can't see why it would want to suddenly install a new keyboard driver.

    Concerned that it may be a nasty installer of some kind, I restored the entire system image back to the 17th and it worked OK for two days and then this morning the message is back.

    How can I find what it is trying to install?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It might help to run a complete virus scan.
    Especially a boot time scan to be sure.

    Also, it might show up in Task Manager.
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  3. #3


    Thanks for the reply, but you are kidding, right? What would a virus scan do? It is not yet installed and I do not want to install it and then find it is a problem.

    TaskManager, same again, it ain't installed yet.

    Soooo, where can I find what it wants to install? There is obviously a list somewhere that the Action Center is privy to that shows something is waiting to be installed. I'd like to see at least one entry of that list. All I am getting is "keyboard driver" and that sounds risky until I understand what and who's keyboard driver.

    I just ran windows update again and there are zero updates pending.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Ignore me. Do as you wish.
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  5. #5


    When I'm faced with a problem like this, the first thing I do is an image backup using Macrium Reflect, to an external drive.

    That way, if the install trashes my machine in some way (as some have), it's only a few minutes to restore it back to its earlier state.

    And, before you ask, System Restore does not do this for you; instead, all is does is restore the Operating System back to an earlier state.
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Windows update will update drivers, I've seen that message from time to time. Why some drivers install silently in the background and some don't I have no idea?
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