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Windows 7: Help with windows 7 upgrade from Vista.

28 Nov 2009   #1
LeBlanc3918

Windows 7
 
 
Help with windows 7 upgrade from Vista.

I don't get it. i upgraded from vista to 7 when it came out. a few problems i have that i need explained by someone who knows more than me are:

1. How come when i raise or lower my volume it doesn't show on the screen that my volume is being raised or lowered.

2. How come when i use caps lock it does not show on my screen that its on all caps or not. (i need this because on passwords i have no way of knowing.)

3. How come when i press my battery button it does not display how much battery i have left.

it seems like none of my F1 - F12 keys work.... why is this and how do i fix it so it shows up on the screen like it did in vista.

another problem i have is when i type fast, my keyboard spazzes out and it types random stuff, it freezes, and it opens files/folders all at the same time.

thank you


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28 Nov 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

For one through three: This has never happened before, and never will.

Sounds like the keyboard may be bad, or set to a different layout.
Did you do an upgrade from Vista, or a clean install?

~Lordbob
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28 Nov 2009   #3
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeBlanc3918 View Post
I don't get it. i upgraded from vista to 7 when it came out. a few problems i have that i need explained by someone who knows more than me are:

1. How come when i raise or lower my volume it doesn't show on the screen that my volume is being raised or lowered.

2. How come when i use caps lock it does not show on my screen that its on all caps or not. (i need this because on passwords i have no way of knowing.)

3. How come when i press my battery button it does not display how much battery i have left.

it seems like none of my F1 - F12 keys work.... why is this and how do i fix it so it shows up on the screen like it did in vista.

another problem i have is when i type fast, my keyboard spazzes out and it types random stuff, it freezes, and it opens files/folders all at the same time.

thank you
1-2-3 and F key issues are likely driver related - check with you laptop manufacturer for updates. Typing speed issue sounds like overloading the buffer which could also be a driver issue if it never happened before although it could also be a latency timing issue.

Regards,
GEWB
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28 Nov 2009   #4
LeBlanc3918

Windows 7
 
 

it did happen. it's on my laptop and the keyboard is fine. i upgraded from vista and replaced it with 7. i think your confused. the buttons work. well every button works except the battery button. caps lock and volume works, it just doesn's show up on the middle of the screen anymore like it used to on vista... and its pissing me off
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28 Nov 2009   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Most or all of the features that you list aren't part of Windows. They were provided by third-party utilities.

Perhaps your PC's manufacturer has WIn7 compatible utilities available for download? (Vista ones may well work.)

The keyboard stuff is more worrisome. Maybe I type too slowly to produce the problem. Are there any errors listed in Event Viewer that are relevant?
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28 Nov 2009   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Oh, hello this is a laptop. My mistake.

In that case, that voids what I said about 1-3. This does look like a driver issue then. If you have the original driver CD, look for Seven drivers. If not, visit their website and get the newest drivers (for Seven).

~Lordbob
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28 Nov 2009   #7
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeBlanc3918 View Post
it did happen. it's on my laptop and the keyboard is fine. i upgraded from vista and replaced it with 7. i think your confused. the buttons work. well every button works except the battery button. caps lock and volume works, it just doesn's show up on the middle of the screen anymore like it used to on vista... and its pissing me off
Ah, they work but don't display the same as in Vista...that's not a driver issue...it's a Win7 design issue.

Regards,
GEWB
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28 Nov 2009   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeBlanc3918 View Post
it did happen. it's on my laptop and the keyboard is fine. i upgraded from vista and replaced it with 7. i think your confused. the buttons work. well every button works except the battery button. caps lock and volume works, it just doesn's show up on the middle of the screen anymore like it used to on vista... and its pissing me off
Ah, they work but don't display the same as in Vista...that's not a driver issue...it's a Win7 design issue.

Regards,
GEWB
That is a driver issue. It could still work, but the driver provides the onscreen functionality.

~Lordbob
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28 Nov 2009   #9
LeBlanc3918

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeBlanc3918 View Post
I don't get it. i upgraded from vista to 7 when it came out. a few problems i have that i need explained by someone who knows more than me are:

1. How come when i raise or lower my volume it doesn't show on the screen that my volume is being raised or lowered.

2. How come when i use caps lock it does not show on my screen that its on all caps or not. (i need this because on passwords i have no way of knowing.)

3. How come when i press my battery button it does not display how much battery i have left.

it seems like none of my F1 - F12 keys work.... why is this and how do i fix it so it shows up on the screen like it did in vista.

another problem i have is when i type fast, my keyboard spazzes out and it types random stuff, it freezes, and it opens files/folders all at the same time.

thank you
1-2-3 and F key issues are likely driver related - check with you laptop manufacturer for updates. Typing speed issue sounds like overloading the buffer which could also be a driver issue if it never happened before although it could also be a latency timing issue.

Regards,
GEWB
the typing speed did happen with vista. i had to call them and they fixed that with drivers for vista. but the drivers did fix it.
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28 Nov 2009   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeBlanc3918 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeBlanc3918 View Post
I don't get it. i upgraded from vista to 7 when it came out. a few problems i have that i need explained by someone who knows more than me are:

1. How come when i raise or lower my volume it doesn't show on the screen that my volume is being raised or lowered.

2. How come when i use caps lock it does not show on my screen that its on all caps or not. (i need this because on passwords i have no way of knowing.)

3. How come when i press my battery button it does not display how much battery i have left.

it seems like none of my F1 - F12 keys work.... why is this and how do i fix it so it shows up on the screen like it did in vista.

another problem i have is when i type fast, my keyboard spazzes out and it types random stuff, it freezes, and it opens files/folders all at the same time.

thank you
1-2-3 and F key issues are likely driver related - check with you laptop manufacturer for updates. Typing speed issue sounds like overloading the buffer which could also be a driver issue if it never happened before although it could also be a latency timing issue.

Regards,
GEWB
the typing speed did happen with vista. i had to call them and they fixed that with drivers for vista. but the drivers did fix it.
Then again, you need to go to the manufacturers website and get ALL the drivers for SEVEN.

~Lordbob
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