Windows 10: Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock lights no longer function Solved

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  1.    19 Nov 2014 #1

    Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock lights no longer function


    Hello! Since the most recent build of W-10 (9879), my caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock lights do not function on either computer on which I have W-10 installed (a desktop with a USB keyboard and a laptop with an integrated keyboard). The keys still work to correctly toggle the functionality, but the keyboard lights don't work. In case it matters, my keyboard's actual backlights and my mouse's internal light (not the laser, the internal LED) are working correctly, it's just the CL, NL, and SL indicators that don't function.

    Anyone have any ideas for fixing this?
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  2. Posts : 31,056
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       19 Nov 2014 #2

    Welcome to Windows TenForums, Vaindil.

    It doesn’t seem to work on anyone’s system and there doesn’t seem to be a fix yet. You can read here into the beginning of the next page if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post167249
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  3.    20 Nov 2014 #3

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Welcome to Windows TenForums, Vaindil.

    It doesn’t seem to work on anyone’s system and there doesn’t seem to be a fix yet. You can read here into the beginning of the next page if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post167249
    Gotcha. I tried searching but didn't find anything. Thank you, I appreciate it!
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  4. Posts : 31,056
    Dual boot Windows 10 Pro x 64 CU build 15063 & Insider Build 16273
       20 Nov 2014 #4

    You're quite welcome. Again, welcome. Enjoy your stay.
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       21 Nov 2014 #5

    I took a hint from another forum and the lights actually work on Safe Mode.


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       21 Nov 2014 #6

    badrobot said: View Post
    I took a hint from another forum and the lights actually work on Safe Mode.
    That's strange.

    I checked my keyboard drivers in 8.1 and 10 thinking that may be the difference. They are indeed the same MS generic drivers, except in 10 the details are not posted. Weird.

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  7.    21 Nov 2014 #7

    I've seen stranger things happen in betas!
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       21 Nov 2014 #8

    Here's something interesting, on a newly clean installed 9879, I deleted the native keyboard driver (which rendered my keyboard useless) and restarted the PC hoping the it will detect my USB keyboard and install the necessary driver by itself. It did detect my keyboard and automatically installed the driver but now I got a number pad light WORKING but won't go off no matter how I pound the num lock key. And what's even interesting is that I got a Microsoft keyboard that doesn't work harmoniously with Microsoft OS.

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  9.    21 Nov 2014 #9

    Exact keyboard doing the same thing as you! Now that's funny!

    Maybe next week when they release the "slow" update there will be something to fix this.
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  10.    23 Nov 2014 #10

    Greetings from Holly Jerusalem
    When I installed build 9879 and faced that problem,I ran to computer shop and bought new KEYBOARD but the same problem still here.
    However,to work around after days of googling till we get fixes:
    1 - NUM LOCK: disable fast startup in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings
    2 - CAPS LOCK: change press the SHIFT key radio button in the advanced key settings options in Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region\Language\Advanced settings

    Please note that work without lights,don't forget to restart
    I hope that will help
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