Windows 10: How do I keep the F1 key from bring up help?

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  1. How do I keep the F1 key from bring up help?


    How do I keep the F1 key from bring up help in Win 11.I have many games that require this key. The process for fixing this in Win 10 does not work in Win 11.

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    Dale E Hayes, Dec 4, 2022
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Volume connected with f1- can't get it to work

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    In order to help you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps, we would like to know the details requested below:



    • When you say, “the volume wont work its connected to the f1 key” are you not able to get sound on your computer?
    • Which update was installed on the computer? To check go to
      Start >> Settings >> Update & Security >> Windows Update >> View update history.
    • Which build version of Windows 10 is installed on the computer? To check type: winver in the search bar on the Taskbar and hit Enter.
    • What is the make and model of the computer?


    Ideally, the F1 key is used as the help key in most of the programs. It opens a help screen when the F1 key is pressed.



    Meanwhile, you may want to try the steps mentioned below:



    If you are trying to use the F1 key to control volume on the computer, you may want to press
    Fn key + F1 and see if that helps.



    However, if you do not get sound on your computer, I would suggest you to refer the steps mentioned in the article

    Fix sound problems in Windows 10
    .



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Dec 4, 2022
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  3. Erika Aro Win User
    The f1 key and the f2 key do not work

    Thank you for the information. We are a support that provides available resources only that are present to all users. We suggest following the steps on the links provided to troubleshoot your keyboard. We'd like to verify if other function keys are working.


    Keep us posted after performing the troubleshooting steps.
     
    Erika Aro, Dec 4, 2022
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  4. Erika Aro Win User

    How do I keep the F1 key from bring up help?

    The f1 key and the f2 key do not work

    Hi,

    Before upgrading to Windows 10, the keys F1 and F2 were still working. It sounds like a driver-related issue. When upgrading Windows, it does not automatically update the peripheral drivers. The drivers from the previous Windows 8.1 are still installed and
    may need reinstallation by uninstalling them and installing the Windows 10 drivers. To help us understand the situation more, we'd like to ask the following:

    • Which version or build of Windows device are you using? To verify your Windows, press
      Windows + R to open the Run window. Type
      winver and press Enter. A new window will open showing the version and build number of your Windows device.
    • To avoid repetition, can you provide us with all the troubleshooting steps that you've done so far?
    • Can you specify on how you use these function keys, with a different key on the board or just solo?
    • Is your keyboard a standard keyboard or a gaming/customizable keyboard?

    Additionally, we suggest running the
    Find and fix problems with devices and hardware
    tool to automatically check your computer for hardware compatibility.

    We'll keep an eye out for your response.
     
    Erika Aro, Dec 4, 2022
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