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HP Victus
Microsoft Windows 11

So, I have a HP Victus, out of the box it was its default setting for me having to press the Fn key for functions like Brightness and Volume to work, which i later turned off because it was quiet frustrating. But now the basic keys like Refresh could only be used by pressing Fn  + F5 key. Even some games where the commands are bound to function keys require the pressing of Fn key along with them. Clearly that is not vey fun during games. So i was wondering is there a way where i can choose what i want to do by pressing with or without the Fn key.

For eg, currently i can adjust the brightness or volume without having to press the Fn key but i have to use the Fn key and press F5 to refresh. i dont want that, what i want is that when i press the F5 key it just refreshes the system without having to press the fn key.

Thank You

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Hi @DiaShi70,

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community

 

I understand you are facing an issue with your HP Victus Notebook PC. Not to worry I will help you to get a resolution to resolve the issue.

 

Update the BIOS, & Chipset drivers:

  • Here's the link to download and install the above updates: Click here

Perform Windows Update and HP Support Assistant: (do not skip any troubleshooting steps if you feel steps are repeating) 

To check for updates now, select the Start button, and then go to Settings  > Update & security  > Windows Update, and select Check for updates.

Install updates from HP Support Assistant: Go to Download HP Support Assistant to install the tool.

  1. To open HP Support Assistant, double-click the HP Support Assistant icon https://support.hp.com/doc-images/932/c05040382.jpg.
  2. Click My devices in the top menu, and then click Updates in the My PC.
  3. Click Check for updates and messages to scan for new updates.
  4. Review the list of updates. Updates with a yellow information icon are recommended. Updates with a blue information icon are optional.
  5. Click the update name for a description, version number, and file size.
  6. Select the box next to any updates you want to install, and then click Download and install.

If the issue still persists, then follow the steps mentioned in this document: HP Notebook PCs - How to lock or unlock the fn (function) key
 

I hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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