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Keyboard Acting Strange


I'm not sure if this was caused by the recent update from microsoft, but at-least the problem started occurring after i installed the latest patch for windows 7 (cumulative security update for internet explorer 8 for windows 7 for x64-based systems (kb980182)).

My keyboard works as normal, but sometimes the keyboard starts acting very strange, typing letters on its own or not working at all or even being stuck at letters. For instance, if im playing a game or typing all of a sudden the keyboard starts to type "|5" and stuff like that which i know i didn't press.

Im using a hp hdx16 1300-eo, updated all useful drivers from their homepage as well. Has anyone else experienced this before or after the latest update? I couldn't find anything about this.


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After that, everything is running fine expect a few things. To make a capital "l" (l) i am used to hold the right shift button and press "l", now it does not work that way for "l". It is the only latter for which to make it capital i have to hold the left shift button. I am also sometimes using the polish keyboard layout, and i cant make some special polish characters, like the variation of "l" and "o". Any other works fine like a=, z=¼, º and so on.

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