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Windows 7: On-screen keyboard problem


09 Jun 2011   #1

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
On-screen keyboard problem

I have a Win 7 64 bit HP. I would like to be able to use the on-screen keyboard. I have read and did what was suggested in the tutorial to install/start the on-screen keyboard. Did not work. I get a pop up screen stating: "Could not start on screen keyboard".

I have looked thru the 'services', but could find on that looked as if it would work if started.

Any ideas or other suggestions?

Thanks


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09 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello CR,

Was that the complete error message that it gave your when you tried to run the on-screen keyboard?

Could you also post a screenshot of this pop-up?
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09 Jun 2011   #3

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
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09 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Did it ever work?

You could try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to see if there are any corrupted/missing system files.

Next, try On-Screen Keyboard - Vista Forums again.

If that doesn't work, it is possible that your user profile is corrupted. Try creating a new account to see if that helps. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
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09 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, well ok, that was a real helpful error message it gave.

It is able to run while logged in another user account?

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help if it was a issue with it's system file.

If not, then you might toggle turning off and on Tablet PC Components in Windows Features to see if it'll fix it.
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09 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crgibson View Post
I have a Win 7 64 bit HP. I would like to be able to use the on-screen keyboard. I have read and did what was suggested in the tutorial to install/start the on-screen keyboard. Did not work. I get a pop up screen stating: "Could not start on screen keyboard".

I have looked thru the 'services', but could find on that looked as if it would work if started.

Any ideas or other suggestions?

Thanks
Suggestion :

The exe file of onscreen keyboard is osk.exe.
It can be found in .... C:\Windows\System32\OSK.EXE

My lazy way.....
Start > search box, type osk.exe > press Enter.


Will that work ?
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09 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crgibson View Post
I have a Win 7 64 bit HP. I would like to be able to use the on-screen keyboard. I have read and did what was suggested in the tutorial to install/start the on-screen keyboard. Did not work. I get a pop up screen stating: "Could not start on screen keyboard".

I have looked thru the 'services', but could find on that looked as if it would work if started.

Any ideas or other suggestions?

Thanks
Hi.
Try this...

On-Screen Keyboard Shortcut - Create

copy this %windir%\system32\osk.exe and paste it the <<create a new shortcut>> in ur desktop.
And you will have this...(view attachment) then try to start the vk with ur new shortcut.
Give it a try you dont have anything to lose


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09 Jun 2011   #8

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 

Thanks you Dwarf, Brink and T-4-2.

I first tried the tutorial again - no joy. I then ran SFC - again no joy. I had already tried run - OSK but tried OSK.exe - no joy.

I then tried turning off Tablet PC Components. Much Joy!!!!!

PROBLEM SOLVED. Thanks guys.
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09 Jun 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome CR. I'm happy to hear that we were able to help.
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