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windows button not working

  1. #1


    Posts : 20
    windows 8.1

    windows button not working


    Hi guys,
    Managed to fix the type cover 2 for my rt by following the refresh option. Now my windows button on the bezel has given up. Any hints? Have done the sticky keys and filter keys to off on all my devices and still nothing. Thanks guys.

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  2. #2


    Exactly which device do you have?

    What was wrong with the type 2 cover and what was the fix?

    The only time in the past I could get the Windows button on the bezel of any Windows 8 tablet to quit functioning was to remove the driver for it from the device manager which is usually under keyboards. Did you remove any drivers in device manager by mistake?

    I am not sure how to fix this. I have tried before and I ended up having to do a full system restore to get the button working again. The problem was I could never get the driver, whatever it was, to reinstall. Windows would never re-detect the button.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 20
    windows 8.1


    Hi.
    The keys didnt work when i attached the cover 2. It lit up ok. So i refreshed and it didn't work. Then i did the device ,manager fix and installed the drivers and it works fine. Now the windows button is not working. I think your suggestion that i removed the driver might be accurate. Rats.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 20
    windows 8.1


    Ha Ha!
    Fixed it.
    The drivers had been deleted. I found the bezel button driver under HID devices in the device manager. Went through them one by one. and found one that said no drivers are installed. Hey presto - working again. Thank heaven for that!
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