Microsoft’s Windows 10 is still not bug-free, the latest Fall Creators Update has an issue where the touch keyboard would pop-up at login. It appears to be an issue introduced with the Fall Creators Update, if you are getting touch keyboard pop-up at login in Windows 10, you are not alone and luckily there’s an easy fix available.

Remember that the clean installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update wouldn’t fix the keyboard pop-up at login bug, all you need to do is get rid of the Windows Mixed Reality software, it comes pre-installed with the Fall Creators Update and surprisingly it is causing the problem.

How to fix touch keyboard pop-up at login in Windows 10

As of right now, there are two ways to fix the touch keyboard pop-up at login bug in Windows 10. The first one is a temporary solution where you will need to kill keyboard and input process in Task Manager, however, the bug might appear once again when you’ll reboot your PC or open the touch keyboard manually.

The second and permanent solution is to remove the Windows Mixed Reality from the system, it is one of the best features introduced with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update but due to some reasons, it appears to be creating login problems for some users.

Method 1: Fix touch keyboard pop-up at login in Windows 10

  • Open the Task Manager, (it can be accessed from CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combination or if you are on the login screen, just press the iconic CTRL + ALT + DEL key combination).
  • Once Task Manager is opened, find and kill the below task:
  • Keyboard and Input.
  • That’s it, now you will not get the touch keyboard pop-up until you open the touch keyboard manually.

Method 2: Fix touch keyboard pop-up at login in Windows 10

  • Open Registry Editor, also make sure that the Windows 10’s Settings app is not opened.
  • On the registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic
  • Create (or modify) 32-bit DWORD with name “FirstRunSucceeded” and set it to 0.
  • That’s it, Windows Mixed Reality has been disabled on your system.
  • You can restart your PC and check whether the touch keyboard reappears (it wouldn’t!).

Despite the beta testing with Windows Insiders for over 6 months, one might wonder as to how did this bug make it to the public release. Anyways, as a lot of users have already reported this bug to Microsoft, the fix would be on the way to the general public.

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