Tips to change the default keyboard settings in Windows® XP system

What are the ways to change the default keyboard settings in Windows XP system? Get tips to fix issues that may arise while changing the keyboard settings in a Windows XP system


Windows XP is one of the most advanced and widely used Operating Systems in the world and packs with many functional features that helps boost user productivity and computing experience. The Windows XP is having a remarkably user friendly graphical interface and a platform that is light and the system resources which makes it ideal for all levels of computer systems. The excellent third party program support of Windows XP allows users to boost the overall functionality of the system by installing wide variety of third party programs and utilities. The primary input devices in Windows XP are the keyboard and mouse. The operating system provides the users with many features that help manage the working settings of the input devices. The users can change the working settings of the keyboard in Windows XP by using the options in the system control panel. The users should open the keyboard folder in Windows control panel and a number of options will be displayed which are user accessible. The users can choose between the options to bets suit the needs and select o apply the made changes.


Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix issues that occur while changing the keyboard settings in Windows XP computers:




  • Perform an OS update

  • Uninstall incompatible programs

  • Update or reinstall device driver



Perform an OS update



The users who are having issues while trying to change the default working settings of the keyboard in Windows XP system are advised to first perform an update of the installed Operating System. Windows XP operating system can be updating using the Windows update options in control panel. This is because the errors and issues might be caused by the bugs in the OS and updating them will fix the bugs which will in turn solve out the related issues.



Uninstall incompatible programs



Incompatible programs or applications and keyboard enhancements applications if installed in the computer can also cause issues while the users tries to change the default working configuration of the device. It is advised that the users remove or uninstall such problems causing applications from the Windows XP system using control panel program removal options. Removing such conflicting programs and restarting the system will fix all related issues.



Update or reinstall device driver


Errors within the keyboard driver installed in Windows XP computer can also be the cause for the valid problems. All users are therefore advised to perform update of the driver using device manager options. Most issues will be solved by performing driver update and if not then go for a driver reinstall. This will help solve all issues with the keyboard in Windows XP.




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