I recently upgraded my system from Window 7 to Window 8.1. Everything seems to be working fine except that my HP Pavilion G6 WiFi F12 button refuses to work. It suppose to work as a toggle. when I click it, it is supposed to enable wireless and show a white light. Then, on clicking it again, it should disable wireless card and show a red light. This behavior however is not working after the upgrade. It only shows the white light, the button doesn't turn off the wireless card. How do i fix this ?

  • It works if hold Fn button and then press F12?
    – Phoenix
    May 19, 2014 at 17:16

1 Answer 1


Hotkeys for most laptops require that you install the drivers for the buttons before they'll work properly. Sometimes the drivers for Windows 7 will work in Windows 8 just fine, but sometimes they do not.

You can obtain those drivers from the HP support website.

Also you can check UEFI BIOS settings (HP Laptop have BIOS options that can change behavior "F*" buttons.)

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