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Installed 32 bit Windows 7 to replace XP. New problem after installation, text cursor does not always step one place to the right every key press but jumps back & inserts new text within previous text typed. Reduced the frequency of errors by installing free program "Touchfreeze", but it is still a problem. Keyboard is a standard PS/2 type. Suspect a keyboard driver problem (bug). Have latest driver installed for Pavilion dv8025EA.

Driver version:  6.17601.17514
Driver files:   C:windowssystem32DRIVERSi8042prt.sys    file version6.1.7600.16385
                       C:windowssystem32DRIVERSkbdclass.sys  file version6.1.7601.17514 Microsoft Signed software.

Think I need an alternative keyboard driver to clear this bug?? It seems to be an old problem with Windows 7 going back to 2010, but I cannot seem to find a clear solution .....

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I received a Dell Latitude E6510, Windows 7, Bought January 2011

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I have 2 other Dell (Inspiron and Precision M65): This problem never occurred....

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HP Support Assistant  -  Hewlett-Packard  - Utility Center  -  Hewlett-Packard  -  1.0.7

I have been trying to update all my drivers and programs in order to update my computer to Windows 8.1 64-bit. However, I have been unable to update HPSA and HPUC to the newer versions ( and 2.2.6 respectively).

HPSA is giving the following problem. If I try to simple install the new version over the old version (normal update) the installer claims there has been an Error and simply stops. The system shows that the old version is still installed, but when I try to run the program I get a Error window saying the program cannot run. Obviously the installer does not set everything back properly when it stops the install.

If I try to uninstall the old version before installing the new version the uninstall stops with an error saying it cannot find the proper files for uninstall.

HPUC is giving the following problem. I try a simple install of the new version over the old version the installer starts and various windows show the installation going on, but then all installer windows disappear and no window appears showing the installation has completed (even after waiting 10 minutes). Windows Programs and Features says that the new version has been installed, but the program and its directory are nowhere to be found on the computer. HPUC has vanished.

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Also recovery manager can't find the recovery partition. On command prompt, diskpart does not list disk;  "There are no fixed disk to show".
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The computer is able to read from hard drive since I am able to get on recovery and windows tries to load until I get the "Your pc ran into a problem that it couldn't handle and it needs to restart"
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