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How to Sign in to Windows without Mouse or Keyboard

For some reason, mouse stopped working.

If you you need to access access Windows without a mouse, you should be able to enter your password right away on the login screen when keyboard is working, you can press Tab key to focus on login field, then type in password, hit Enter key, that's it.

For some reason the keyboard stopped responding, it refuses to accept input the password to login to Windows as usual. If your mouse is working, it's possible to get access to your computer and by using a mouse and on-screen keyboard. Here this article will show you how to sign in to Windows 10/8.1/7 without keyboard.

How to sign in to Windows 10/8.1/7 without keyboard

Turn on your computer normally, if there is no problem with Windows or your physical hardware, you will see the login screen as usual. Then use the following steps to login to your Windows:

Step 1: Open the Ease of Access Center from login screen.

1. On Windows 7, the button is in the lower left-hand corner.

2. In Windows 8 it's in the same place, but only after a single click to raise the cover screen and expose the login prompt. On Windows 10, Ease of Access Center is on the lower right-hand corner.

Open On-Screen Keyboard from login screen

Step 2: Turn on On-screen keyboard.

Then check on the Type Without the Keyboard(On-Screen Keyboard), then click OK or Apple.

Open ease of Access Center

Or click On-Screen Keyboard on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. You will see a digital keyboard appearing.

Step 3: Enter login password with mouse and On-Screen Keyboard.

Click in the login field, then click the correct letters or numbers on the digital keyboard to enter your password. If you need to enter any symbol character, click Shift key first, then you can enter them. You’ll log in to Windows normally.

Input login password with on-screen keyboard

To fix keyboard stopped working problem, you can try to update driver, here's how:

After logging into Windows Desktop, access to Device Manager. On Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Device Manager.

Access to Device Manager

On Windows 10, right-click on Start button, select Device Management from WinX menu.

Open Device Manager

In Device Manager, expand to open Keyboard and then right click on Keyboard device, select Update driver.

Update driver

Let Windows automatically update, it’ll install right away and ask you to reboot. If it fixes your problem, you will be able to use keyboard.