Windows 10: Unable to select which input device to use

Discus and support Unable to select which input device to use in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Previously my PC gave me a window that I used to select which auxiliary input device to use. However it stopped showing this window. I cannot select... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by JWR-, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. JWR- Win User

    Unable to select which input device to use


    Previously my PC gave me a window that I used to select which auxiliary input device to use.

    However it stopped showing this window.

    I cannot select either external speakers or headphones to use, and also the size small, medium or large

    :)
     

  2. No input devices on OS selection screen

    Have you even read my question, because your 'answer' would suggest not. I already have a dual boot system, my problem is that NO INPUT DEVICES WORK ON THE OS SELECTION SCREEN. This renders me unable to boot into any OS other than Windows 10. This means
    I cannot access my previous operating system. If you have any advice that is relevant to my problem please feel free to provide it.
     
    Nigel Wade, Mar 18, 2020
    #2
  3. A Monell Win User
    confused about selecting boot device


    This is good information but I am confused about step 2 below. Wouldn't I need to select whatever device, USB or DVD, the install media is on at this point and not how I want the final install to boot?
    Thanks,and sorry for dragging up an old post but it had most of the info I was looking for.

    It is up to you whether you want to install Windows using MBR or GPT and you need to set the option in the BIOS for MBR or GPT style installation.

    Having said that. Here's the steps:
    1. Disconnect all HD/SSD except the one you will be installing Windows
    2. From the boot menu, Select #1 for GPT or select #2 for MBR to boot up the Windows Installation
      Attachment 29081
      NOTE: The screen is an example and might look different from yours
    3. Once the Windows Installation started. On the first screen, Press and hold SHIFT Key + F10, a command Windows will popup then type:
      - diskpart
      - select disk 0
      - Clean
      - Exit
      - Exit
    4. Click Next to continue.
    5. Select Custom
    6. Select the first unallocated partition and click next. Windows will create all needed partitions to install Windows 10
    7. Follow all the rest of the instruction to complete.

    MBR installation:
    1. 500MB System Reserved partition
    2. C: Drive
    GPT installation:
    1. 450MB recovery partition
    2. 100MB EFI System Partition
    3. 16MB MSR partition
    4. C drive.
    [/QUOTE]
     
    A Monell, Mar 18, 2020
    #3
  4. Unable to select which input device to use

    ‚New Input method selection‘ prevents touch calibration.

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums

    You may try the below suggested steps to disable Input Indicator.

    1. Press Windows and
      I key on your keyboard > Click on Personalization.
    2. Click on Taskbar.
    3. Click on Turn system icons on or off
      under Notification area.
    4. Move the slider to off next to
      Input indicator and check the status of the issue.

    Hope it helps.

    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, Mar 18, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Unable to select which input device to use

Loading...
  1. Unable to select which input device to use - Similar Threads - Unable select input

  2. using shutdown.exe which switches duplicate the "sleep" selection

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    using shutdown.exe which switches duplicate the "sleep" selection: Rather than click four or five times to put Win10 into sleep mode, a shortcut to shutdown.exe with a couple of switches are now in my start menu. Unfortunately, the switches in use actually perform a complete shutdown. Are there switches for this program that actually perform...
  3. Select which screen is the touch screen

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Select which screen is the touch screen: Hi. We are currently using Windows 10 Education, which our admin says is up-to-date. But now, since our last update, I can't select my secondary monitor as the touchscreen. I know how I did it before: tablet settings, select 'settings'; the screens both went white, and...
  4. using hdmi input

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    using hdmi input: how do I get roku stick content through hdmi port on my computer to my computer https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/using-hdmi-input/8c88f53b-6e2a-4464-b892-6314afe5d8a5
  5. Unable to use Hiragana input in Windows 10

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Unable to use Hiragana input in Windows 10: I need to input Japanese hiragana as well as English. I downloaded the Japanese language set. Following all kinds of help I just was unable to get the hiragana keyboard. I have the EN / JP language icon on my taskbar but I cannot type in Japanese. I don't have the option to...
  6. Audio Input Device

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Audio Input Device: Have downloaded the latest microsoft Windows 10 update applied and I lost my Audio. I do not have a microphone or headset. Just want my sound back with my apps. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/audio-input-device/7765bd26-430f-45a0-a0fa-8b86f8bc8480
  7. Unable to access the device which are connected through Network Sharing

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Unable to access the device which are connected through Network Sharing: I am trying to set up a Windows 10 1809 small local network of several computers so that Authenticated Users can interchange files freely. Several older machines are all up to date with windows 10 1803 and they can interchange files using the usual sharing mechanism (and...
  8. Select which icon appear on the Taskbar

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Select which icon appear on the Taskbar: I have already uninstalled an app. But option 'on/off' for that application is not removed from setting 'Select which icon appear on the Taskbar'. That should be removed after uninstallation. But still showing. Please inform me how to remove that option from Setting. All apps...
  9. Disabling the Floating Input Selection Box

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Disabling the Floating Input Selection Box: I'm a Chinese user, and is frustrated that I am unable to disable the following feature when entering Chinese: [ATTACH] This floating box literally appears whenever there are text area in all applications. I checked Windows Settings and I'm unable to find the...
  10. unable to select use battery power with slideshows

    in Windows 10 Support
    unable to select use battery power with slideshows: hi there im going to keep this short so here is what happened i got a wallpaper dump i set it as slideshow the next day(today) i notice it does not change when not plugged in i say to my self hmm i think i enabled battery wallpapers. i go to check the settings it...