Surface Pro 8 - Windows 11 - No Virtual Keyboard To Sign In Second User


The Link Keeper

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Have just purchased a Surface Pro 8 tablet by itself without a physical keyboard or any other optional accessories

  • When using Edge or Chrome the default virtual keyboard comes up just fine.
  • When tapping on the Steam log in box the virtual keyboard does not appear, however I can bring it up using the icon in the right hand side of the taskbar
  • If I want to sign in with the account added during initial set up a different looking virtual keyboard comes up
  • When trying to log in with an additional user (added after the initial setup), this takes me to a new screen for a first time log in, the virtual keyboard does not appear and there is no button on the screen to bring it up as far as I can tell
  • There is an option to bring up a virtual keyboard while on the first sign in screen but when I hit sign in it disappears
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
 
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Version: 21H2 - Build Number: 22000.376

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Free Virtual Keyboard in the MS store may work for you but you would probably have to turn off your tablet keyboard as I see it being a conflict.
 

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zbook

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See if you can perform any of these:
a) ctrl + alt + del > run > osk
b) win key + r > type: osk
c) administrative command prompt: osk
d) administrative powershell: osk


 

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The Link Keeper

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See if you can perform any of these:
a) ctrl + alt + del > run > osk
b) win key + r > type: osk
c) administrative command prompt: osk
d) administrative powershell: osk


Thanks for the suggestion but as per the photos, the onscreen keyboard appears but then disappears when I tap through to the first time sign in UI
 

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The Link Keeper

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Free Virtual Keyboard in the MS store may work for you but you would probably have to turn off your tablet keyboard as I see it being a conflict.
Thanks for the suggestion. Tried it but unfortunately it still doesn't appear on the first time sign in UI
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
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