HP Probook 650 G1: How to disable the keys way to Probook 650 G1 running Windows 7, 64-bit

I just bought a HP Probook G1, intel i7 650 - 4600 m, system BIOS 01.34-08/28/2015, keyboard review KBC 16.3 C version.

ESC and F1 through F12 function keys seem to be in the Mode of action key (for example flight gives HP, F6 system information allows you to change the audio levels, etc.)- and I prefer to keep the standard functions of these keys (for shortcuts in Word and Excel, also for Express Scribe transcription software).

I found Ctrl + Fn + the function key corresponding is workaround to achieve some (but not all) the standard functions - but which is cumbersome when used frequently. Workaround doesn't seem to work for the ESC key.

I saw a few tips on how to disable the Mode keys on some laptops HP - eg

- and I have used this method on the previous laptop HP (e.g. Pavilion G6), but it does not work for this Probook. The configuration screen of the BIOS on my new machine does not seem to show the key Action Mode (or same System Configuration) as an option.

I would be grateful for suggestions.

Problem is now resolved, thanks to HP Technical Support phone line. Their tips were:

* go to the BIOS Setup in the usual way (shut down, then power on, press ESC, choose F10 for Bios configuration)

* Choose the Information System

* arrow above to advance

* Choose the Configuration of the device

* Uncheck the Fn key switch

* Save, etc.

The corresponding option is more referred to Action Mode button for this model of HP laptop, at least not for the version of BIOS this Probook 650 G1 (worm 1.36, 25/04/2016).

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