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Windows 7: Laptop keyboard backlight won't work after switching to windows 7

13 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Laptop keyboard backlight won't work after switching to windows 7

So I was using Windows 8 on my Samsung laptop, but a little while ago I decided to switch it to windows 7 home premium 64 bit since I didn't really like 8.. since then a lot of the build in keyboard functions have stopped working (understandably). Most of the F1-12 keys would control things like volume, screen brightness, wifi connection etc. I can live without using most of them since they are able to be changed elsewhere, but the one thing I can't figure out how to use is the keyboards backlight. it worked when the computer was running windows 8, so obviously it HAS the hardware, but I don't know if windows 7 recognizes that it's there. Any ideas how to fix

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2015   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome spirit some decent system specs would be helpful mate because we need to know what we are working with

Now this is similar to a problem that I had with my new Asus laptop that had 8 and I had to make changes in the BIOS for certain things to happen like booting 7 for example. So as I have already said the specs please before we can even make a start.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hey sorry about the lack of Spec info, here's a list based on the link you provided. also, thanks for the help!

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3635QM CPU @ 2.40GHz


BIOS: Phoenix BIOS SC-T v2.2 P03ABJ

Total Memory: 8.00 GB Usable: 7.71 GB

HDD: (1) Hitachi HTS547575A9E384 ATA Device (2) SanDisk SSD i100 16GB ATA Device

Sound Card: (1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Intel(R) Display Audio

Graphics Card: (1) Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (2) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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