Dell Keyboard Driver Download and update Windows 10

Dell Keyboard Driver” is software required to communicate your Dell keyboard (either external keyboard or in-build Dell Laptop Keyboard) with Operating System like Microsoft Windows 10 or others which you have. You can easily check if the Keyboard driver is working properly on your computer or not via “Device Manager”. In case if your Dell Keyboard is not functioning properly, then problem with its drivers could be one reason for this issue. In such case, you need to update or reinstall Dell Keyboard Driver on Windows 10 to fix.

What is Dell Keyboard Driver? What is Dell Keyboard not working issue?

As discussed above, your Windows computer must have the drivers for your Dell keyboard or your Dell Laptop must have the driver for your peripheral devices including keyboard and/or other devices. Keyboard driver on your Dell Laptop works as mediator between your keyboard and Operating System.

When you are sitting in front of your Dell laptop and trying to access your Windows System, you notice that you can’t type anything or your keyboard not working, then you should troubleshoot the problem. At first, you should to know why your Dell Keyboard is not functioning.

Make sure your Dell keyboard is not working properly even you can’t type a single word. Missing, outdated or corrupted keyboard drivers could be a reason for this problem. Some other reasons behind this issue are cable or port to connect your keyboard to your computer has damaged or not properly connected, batteries in keyboard (wireless) have died, trying to connect same another PS/2 keyboard in the same port, problematic USB Hub and keyboard driver is incompatible with Windows 10.

Reset assured. You are not alone. Many Dell users have already reported about Dell Keyboard not working or functioning and asked for the solution. If you are one of them who facing the same, then you can read & follows our instructions to fix.

How to Fix Dell Keyboard not working issue on Windows 10?

Method 1: Uninstall and Reinstall Dell Keyboard Driver

Sometimes, Keyboard not functioning issue occurs due to corrupted or outdated keyboard drivers. so, you need reinstall the driver to fix. You can try this step using mouse either wired or Bluetooth

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: In the opened “Device Manager”, locate and expand “Keyboards” category

Step 3: Right-click on your keyboard driver and select “Uninstall Device”. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall

Step 4: After that, restart your Dell Laptop. This will reinstall Keyboard driver automatically on your device. Once done, please check if the problem is resolved.

Method 2: Uninstall Synaptics Driver

Some old drivers like Synaptics drivers are not fully compatible that’s why you can face keyboard not working related issues. So, you need to uninstall this driver. To do so, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys together from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: Locate “Synaptics Driver” in list of devices

Step 3: Right-click on it and select “Uninstall”

Step 4: In next window, check the “Delete the driver software for this device” and hit “Ok” button

Step 5: After that, reboot your computer to save the changes.

Method 3: Update Dell Keyboard/ trackpad drivers

Step 1: At first you need to visit official website of your keyboard manufacturer and download the latest drivers for your keyboard/trackpad model. Or you can use the CD/DVD that you got with your laptop to install necessary drivers on your device

Step 2: Double-click on “Setup file” either from CD/DVD which contain installation file or the file you downloaded from manufacturer website

Step 3: Follow on-screen instructions to finish the installation process. Once done, check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 4: Turn OFF Filter keys

“Filter keys” feature is designed to ignore brief or repeat keystrokes. Some users reported that this feature is turned on by default on their Dell Laptop that’s why causing keyboard not functioning issue.

Step 1: Click on “Start” button and click on “Control Panel”

Step 2: In the opened “Control Panel” window, find “Ease of Access Center” and open it

Step 3: Now, scroll down and select “Make the keyboard easier to use” option

Step 4: Locate “Filter keys” option

Step 5: Make sure that “Turn on Filter keys” option is not “Checked”. If turned ON, then uncheck the box to turn OFF

Step 6: After that, click on “Apply” and “Ok” to save the changes. Once done, please check if keyboard problem is resolved.

Other methods:

Step 1: Use “Windows + Space” shortcut keys

Some users reported that keyboard not functioning issue can be fix by pressing “Windows + Space” on your keyboard and all keys should start working. So, you can try this

Step 2: Install the latest Windows update

Sometimes, this type of issue occurs due to outdated Windows Operating System. So, you can try to fix the problem by updating your Windows 10 and check if the problem is resolved.

Step 3: Try another keyboard

If your Dell Laptop keyboard or the keyboard attached to your laptop is not functioning properly, then you can try another keyboard or USB keyboard and check if the keyboard is working on your System.


As discussed above, Dell Keyboard Driver is essential part of your Dell laptop and your Dell Laptop must have this driver. However, outdated driver can cause several issues like keyboard not functioning so you need to update it. All the steps/methods mentioned above can fix Dell keyboard not working problem. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

Sakshi Anant Author