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Windows 7: Win 7 Pro SP1 unable to start On Screen keyboard (OSK)

16 May 2018   #1
Magdalene

Windows 7 Professional X 64 SP1
 
 
Win 7 Pro SP1 unable to start On Screen keyboard (OSK)

Hi all,
Unable to start on screen keyboard either from Ease of access or clicking on the exe C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe.
The error box pops up with 'Could not start on screen keyboard.

I have carried out the following:

SFC / Scannow reports all files correct
SURT ran and no problems with updating
Disk health check ran with no errors found (CHKDSK and also 2 third party progs)
Created new account in case profile corrupted
Ran in both Safe mode and with a Clean Boot
No Lockdown Progs installed only Avast Free and Win Patrol.

No other syptoms or problems occurring.

Am at loss on how to proceed further,
Help Please!!


Magdalene


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25 May 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

OP has same issue posted on Sysnative Forums, suggestions made, with resolution, browser cause!
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25 May 2018   #3
Magdalene

Windows 7 Professional X 64 SP1
 
 

Hi,Snick,
For some reason I cant find this post by OP on Sysnative Forums.
Could you let me know what forum and full thread title etc:


Thanks for this



Magdalene
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25 May 2018   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

No problem Magadline, that's why were here, to assist others.
I assumed, being that the username, UK and avatar are identical, it was you. If I'm mistaken then I apologize. Not first time I would be wrong, and I'm sure won't be the last. I searched Google for your post heading Win 7 Pro SP1 unable to start On Screen keyboard (OSK) and this link appeared, third entry from top.
Win 7 X64 SP1 On Screen Keyboard (OSK) not starting - Sysnative Forum
After umpteen suggestions, in short, resolution was browser causing issue.


Nic
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25 May 2018   #5
Magdalene

Windows 7 Professional X 64 SP1
 
 

Hi Snick.
Ok I got it now.
The post you saw where it says 'OK now was Browser' was a reply to StrulBrug (of Sysnative) to let him know that I had worked out why
I was having some problems using the forum.
It was not related to the OSK problem as such which has not been resolved.
All I can really think to do now is a repair-install (God all those updates !!!)

Thanks for your help and interest again,
Magdalene.
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25 May 2018   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Must have missed the gist of your post on Sysnative, maybe old tired eyes.

Don't have to fret over updates here's instruction to circumvent them.
How to Update Windows 7 All at Once with Microsoft's Convenience ...
How to obtain and install Windows 7 SP2 - Microsoft Community
Hope repair install works for you. Don't forget to make sure you have your 25 character product key.
Backup your computer first, full system image to external HDD.

KeyFinder | Magical Jelly Bean
You want CDKey not Product ID

Nic
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25 May 2018   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Magdalene. Have a look at this Forum Thread, read through it & note Post #8 as there is a possible solution there to try.

On-screen keyboard problem Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

This website explains how to Turn Off Tablet PC Components that may help you.

Turn on Windows Tablet PC Components in Windows
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25 May 2018   #8
Magdalene

Windows 7 Professional X 64 SP1
 
 

Hi Snick ,
Thank you so much for that info on 'SP2'.
Was not aware it existed, and makes the whole process a lot less daunting.

Already have NirSosf's Produkey
to retrieve key.

Thanks,
Magdalene
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25 May 2018   #9
Magdalene

Windows 7 Professional X 64 SP1
 
 

Hi Ranger4,
Thanks for input however have already tried that to no avail.
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25 May 2018   #10
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

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