Randomly, my keyboard types numbers instead of certain letters. For example "Keyboard typing numbers" becomes "2eyb6ard ty-5ng n40bers". After searching on Google I found turning off num lock fixes the problem but would like a more permanent fix. The keyboard is Dynex and I've tried updating the driver. The keyboard connects through a USB cable.

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    do you have another usb keyboard to plug in?
    – Keltari
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 22:31
  • @Keltari unfortunately not
    – Celeritas
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 22:43
  • Does your Keyboard have a Numpad on the right? It sounds like you have a keyboard that has alt characters for the keys mjkluio and possibly more. Can you provide an exact model of your keyboard? Commented May 31, 2016 at 22:51
  • @MichaelFrank DX-WRK1401 amazon.com/Dynex-USB-Keyboard-5307516/dp/B00CZPWC40
    – Celeritas
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 5:34
  • I tracked this keyboard down to the manufacturers product page and in the Q&A someone asked this exact question 2 1/2 years ago. It sounds like it might be an issue with this model. My best guess is that it identifies itself as a laptop keyboard for some reason. When you have num lock on, does the actual numpad work? Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 9:06

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I recently had this issue after upgrading to Win10. My USB keyboard was working fine on Win7, but started acting out with Win10.

The numlock temporary fix was driving me nuts, but I noticed that my husband's keyboard was working fine, and the only difference was that his was a PS2 keyboard. So I took a USB to PS2 adapter and used it with my keyboard, restarted the computer, and now it's working.

I hope this helps you too!

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