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Old 03-29-2009, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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been a while since i been here but..
just installed XP MCE SP3 on a friends acer aspire 5630 which had vista on it before hand running ok, after installed xp though the FN functions seem be stuck on which makes it hard to type as you can imagine the numpad is integrated into the letters lol.
any ideas?
all drivers seem ok

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I know the drivers seem okay, but usually FN keys and 'hot keys' on laptops are specific to one OS. The drivers designed for that keyboard (again just the FN and hot keys) are designed for the OS that came with that laptops.

You could uninstall the driver associated with the keyboard then allow XP to install it automatically. If that doesn't work AND the FN key worked properly before the installation I would say this is a driver conflict with the new OS.

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okay managed to solve the problem , turns out the numlock feature turns on FN and was stuck on, also read that holding down the FN key can active FN all the time and holding it again can deactivate aswell as FN+ an F key depending on manufacturer , thanks anyways.
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