How Do I Turn Off the Function Key on a Laptop?


Quick Answer

To disable the function key on a Compaq or Hewlett-Packard laptop, access the BIOS setup and disable the Action Keys Mode in the System Configuration menu. Function keys can be configured on most Hewlett-Packard and Compaq laptops with advanced BIOS options. The function key can be turned off within a few minutes.

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How Do I Turn Off the Function Key on a Laptop?
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  1. Turn on the laptop

    Press the power button to start up the laptop. If the computer is already turned on, access the Start menu and select Restart.

  2. Access the BIOS setup window while the laptop starts up

    As the computer is turning on, press the F10 button to open the BIOS setup utility. This menu can only be accessed while the computer is starting up, so it is important to complete this step before the system reaches the desktop.

  3. Locate the Action Keys Mode option

    In the BIOS setup window, navigate to System Configuration using the arrow keys. Scroll down to Action Keys Mode and press the enter key.

  4. Disable the function key

    Set the Action Keys Mode option to disabled to turn off the function key. Once the desired option is selected, press the F10 key to save your selection. The computer will automatically restart with the function key turned off.

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