Keyboard/typing messed up on laptop after installing Windows 8

I purchased and downloaded windows 8 on my Dell laptop that had been running Windows 7 Home premium. Now, my typing gets all messed up while typing in my email in Yahoo Mail ,and, I have just found out, in this box.It jumps around, puts characters I am typing back in other words, goes to the next line,possibly has to do with where my arrow is, but it is all messed up. Any suggestions on what to do next?This is unusable, very aggravating.

Hi JayWemm,


Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and giving us an opportunity to assist you.

Could you answer few questions:

1.      Is the issue confined to only yahoo mail?

2.      Did you try using an external keyboard?

3.      Do you get any error message?

4.      Are you using yahoo mail through the mail app?

5.      What is the model of your laptop?


I would suggest you to follow these methods and check.


Method 1:

Try typing using on screen keyboard

Follow the steps to go to on screen keyboard.

a.      Press ‘Windows+W’ key and type on screen key board.

b.      Select Turn On Screen key board on or off.

c.       Click on Start On Screen Keyboard.


Method 2:

Update the key board drivers.

Follow these steps to update key board drivers.

a.      Press Windows key+ X and select Device Manager.

b.      Search for Keyboards and expand it.

c.       Right click on the HID Keyboard device and select update driver software.


Method 3:

Run App Troubleshooter

If you are using yahoo mail through mail app then you can run app troubleshooter.

Here is the link for your reference.


Method 4:

Run hardware Troubleshooter

If your issue Is not confined to yahoo mail, then you can run hardware troubleshooter.

Follow these steps to run hardware troubleshooter.

a.      Press Windows key+W and type troubleshooting.

b.      Select Troubleshooting.

c.       Select view all option on the top left corner.

d.      Run hardware and devices troubleshooter.



Hope it helps. For further queries feel free to come back.

Tadasha Mishra

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Last updated September 25, 2019 Views 8,644 Applies to: