moderated Re: Windows update changing function keys


This also happen in my Lenovo laptop and a few Lenovo laptops that I played with while helping someone to install Windows 10. I suspect the update which are listed as "firmware update" will restore the BIOS settings to default, which means you'll have to go into BIOS and set back the FN key function.
If you install the BIOS update through the lenovo vantage utility, it will also do the same, resetting your BIOS settings to its original default. It is always recommended to load default config after a BIOS update, but in this case, well it will just cause a little inconvenient to usto go back and set the FN key function. For my case I just use the Be My Eyes app and contact Microsoft support which, they are very helpful as long as you can position your camera according to instructions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Soronel Haetir
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:04 AM
Subject: Re: Windows update changing function keys

Unfortunately I've experienced several times where a bios update
overrides customizations.

You're right that it shouldn't but "shouldn't" and "doesn't" are not
the same thing.

On 4/20/21, Chris via <> wrote:
Even a firmware update should not change any settings

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: 20 April 2021 19:38
Subject: Re: Windows update changing function keys

The the new unified firmware interface Windows can actually make changes to
the bios and even updated as Brian said. if you using legacy bios windows
can't interact with it.
Randy Barnett

On Apr 19, 2021, at 11:52 AM, Chris via
<> wrote:

I have an acer, and I never heard or come across such an issue, and I
wouldn’t have thaught an windows update would change any bios settings in

Maybe the cmos battery is at fault here, rather than windows

From: Marianne Denning
Sent: 19 April 2021 19:10
Subject: Windows update changing function keys

I have an Acer running Windows 10 and the latest version of JAWS. The last 2
Windows updates have changed my function keys back to their original
settings. This means I have to add the function key to make typical commands
work. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I have to bring up my computer
and go into the BIOS and get sighted assistance to put the function keys
back the way I want them. This is extremely frustrating.

Soronel Haetir

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