I haven't seen this problem with anyone else in this group and wondering
if it is unique to my system??
I recently bought a new HP machine which came with an HP keyboard & mouse
with Win 7 OEM preloaded.
My problem is: in about 50% of my "old" programs the keystokes are
incorrect for the key struck. IE: in FastStone (which I use to crop and
resize photos) striking the "X" key 'should' bring up the crop window -
instead it zooms in on the picture; in other programs when trying to type
a sentence all I get is a random string of numbers - this is all very
frustrating. (Hope this is clear??)
I have tried online help with HP which was disasterous since the tech
just couldn't grasp the natue of my problem. In the Control Panel, I
thought maybe there was a keyboard setting for US-Engish which needed to
be "turned-on" - couldn't find any settings of this type for keyboards.
Went out and bought a new Microsoft keyoard & then a new Logitec -
neither worked correctly either. I have screwed around with the
"Compatability Settings" for the the various programs that don't work
correctly, until I am literally pulling out my hair. (This feature of Win
7 seems to be as useless as tits on a bull!)
I have tried evrything I can think of - can some kind soul lend a helping
BTW: The Win 7 OEM pre-installed is the 64-bit version. Might it be
prudent to install my own Win 7 Home Premium in the 32-bit mode? Whadda