questionscan you help with a windows update/keyboard now…


You could toss it out the window - wouldn't help much but you'd feel better.

Try rolling things back to a restore point (as long as the restore is before the date of the upgrade you should be ok).


Maybe it's just early, but I'm not sure I think it's a windows update problem. You sure it's not a keyboard problem? Is this a desktop or laptop? Do you have someone handy to pop off the keys and check?

Back later, when final consciousness is achieved.


You can go restore your PC to a previous update point. I am assuming that you use Windows 7.

Click Start and in the search options, type Restore. Click "Backup and Restore", then select "System Recovery". On this page, you'll see an option to "Open System Restore". Click that.

Follow the prompts and you should be able to get your PC to the state it was in prior to the update. If your keyboard is still giving you issues, it's a fair bet that your keyboard needs to be replaced.

I hope this helps. Good luck!


Have you tried to cap the W on other sites? This might be an issue where woot wants the w to remain a small letter to coincide w/how they spell it. could be they're doing it because you aren't using lingerie as a tag anymore. JK!!! ;-)

(I hate those updates! Something always goes wrong!)


Before doing a System Restore, did the update have you re-boot your computer? If not, try that first as a restart is sometimes needed to get the updates to work correctly. If that doesn't help, then try the System Restore option. Good Luck!


Removed all of the Windows updates from today and tried the w in other places (like email). Everything worked fine today until I did the update so it seems obvious that the updates caused step is to toss this melon-farmer out the window.


I can't offer any help, but I do love the tag, so you got an upvote from me just for it!

tagged: windows-is-being-mean-to-me-waaa


@ohcheri: If you blew the updates out, and it's still a problem, do the roll back to whatever restore point is available.


My husband just took the keyboard apart and cleaned it and now it works fine. Still, I think it's bizarre that it worked fine until immediately after the update and the symptoms were so specific it didn't seem like a dirty keyboard. The moral of the story is try the easy fix first :-)

Thanks to all who replied!


@ohcheri: If the computer restarted after the updates, I'd say it's a fair bet that the issue happened when the keyboard powered up again after the restart - the initialization might have triggered a short due to gunk in the keyboard.


A warm boot solves a lot of problems, but sometimes it takes a pair of boobs,

EDIT: I meant "boots". It must have been the questioner. :)