Function keys not working on Dell Vostro running windows 7 [Closed]

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I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 this summer. I now need to use a secondary monitor that I use for some additional work I do this time of year. The function key (FN + F8) worked before the upgrade to switch between the laptop screen and the secondary monitor, but now I can't get it to work. It appears that none of the function keys are working. I tried to go to the screen resolution screen to detect the secondary display, but it won't even do that.

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You need to go to www.dell.com and download the Win 7 device drivers for your laptop. The Function key programming is not done by Windows code.

Good luck