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How to Sign in to Windows without Mouse or Keyboard

For some unknown reasons, mouse stopped working?

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

For some reason the keyboard stopped responding, it refuses to accept input the password to log in to Windows as usual. If your mouse is working, it's possible to get access to your computer 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 the keyboard.

How to sign in to Windows 10/8.1/7 without the 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 the login screen.

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

On 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 the On-screen keyboard.

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

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 on 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 the Start button, select Device Manager from WinX menu.

Open Device Manager

In Device Manager, expand to open Keyboards and then right-click on the Keyboard device, select Update Driver Software...

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.