Keyboard Typing Wrong Letters on Windows 11 - Windows Basics


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Keyboard Typing Wrong Letters on Windows 11

Keyboards are generally reliable peripherals. You can use them for years without encountering any issues whatsoever.

But just like any hardware, they may sometimes behave erratically: certain keys won’t work, the keyboard is unresponsive or there’s a beeping noise when you type.

As you can see, the array of issues is quite diverse. Well, in this tutorial, we’re going to focus on an even stranger issue that causes keyboards to type the wrong letters.

A. Run Keyboard Troubleshooter

This is the first step that you should take. You'll find the Keyboard Troubleshooter in the Windows Settings app. It will scan for the problem and fix it (if possible). After the troubleshooting is done, check if it solved the problem.

1. Press the Windows Keys + I to launch the Settings app.

2. Make sure that you have selected System from the left pane. Now, find the Troubleshoot tab on the right side and click on it.

3. On the Troubleshooting page, click the Other troubleshooters tab

4. You will see a list of troubleshooters available on Windows 11 OS. Find the Keyboard troubleshooter from the list and click the Run button next to it.

B. Rollback buggy driver update or reinstall it

While updating drivers is one of the most effective workarounds in case of any problem in Windows 11, there are exceptions. Sometimes a buggy update is installed while updating them because the software vendors who uploaded it are faulty in their official website. Some updates are incomplete, installing it will cause vulnerabilities in the system. One important thing; you must make sure that this problem started occurring after installing the update on your computer.

To fix the Windows 11 Keyboard not working problem right now, roll back the failed update for that driver. However, if this does not fix your problem, uninstall the driver immediately. Without reinstalling it, you can't fix the keyboard problem for sure. 

1. Press Windows key. Type device manager. Press Enter.

2. Go to Device Manager, find Keyboard.

3. Double-click the same to open the list of drivers.

4. Right click on your keyboard driver and select Properties.

5. On the following pop-up, type in the Drivers tab.

6. Scroll down and click Roll Back Driver button.

7. Restart Windows 11 for the changes to take effect.

In case rolling back doesn't help, uninstalling will probably be the right solution for that.

1. Press Windows key. Type device manager. Press Enter.

2. Go to Device Manager, find Keyboard.

3. Double-click the same to open the list of drivers.

4. Right click on your keyboard driver and select Properties.

5. On the following pop-up, type in the Drivers tab.

6. From the Driver tab, click Uninstall.

7. Reboot the device to get the keyboard driver with the default version.

C. Override for default input language

1. Open the Windows 11 Settings app and select Time & language from the left pane.

2. Click the Typing tab

3. Now click on the Advanced Keyboard Settings tab.

4. Under the Override for default input language section, select the English (United States) language.

5. Reboot your system and see if it helps. This has been known to help many people.

D. Check that you have selected the correct keyboard layout

The problem of typing the wrong letter keyboard also occurs when the user chooses the wrong keyboard layout on his system. You can check this in the Settings app.

1. Launch the Settings app and select Time & language from the left pane.

2. Click on the Language & region tab on the right side.

3. Click on the three horizontal dots next to your preferred language and select Language options.

4. You will see your keyboard layout under the Keyboards section. If it is not your preferred keyboard layout, click on the Add a keyboard button and select the correct keyboard layout.


We hope this post helped you solve the issue.

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