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  1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    When I copy then try to paste it tells me to use cmd+V/cmd on my key board. I don't have that on my keyboard.
    08-04-2015 06:22 PM
  2. Majed Zakari's Avatar
    after i saw this article i just went to update and started the update again because some missed from the last update and after i finished i restarted the PC and now thanks to Allah every things works fine.

    This is what helped me ( You are correct about that. I upgraded from 8.1 to 10 yesterday, downloaded updates, and then had this same problem. Since I copy and paste text a lot for work, I had to resolve this issue and noted your response here. As it turns out, there was one more update in the que after I downloaded the initial updates .... one for my mouse touchpad. As it turns out, MS was right on top of things, because that was the driver I needed to be able to copy and paste as usual. I downloaded it, restarted my PC, and everything is working great now. Thanks for the heads-up! :) )
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    CTRL + C to copy, CTRL + V to paste.
    rhapdog likes this.
    08-04-2015 06:35 PM
  4. bananniegrrl's Avatar
    I am having the same issue, I can copy but not paste (with the mouse or ctrl V). Extremely frustrating. Any ideas why?
    JohnnyPenumonic likes this.
    08-25-2015 01:29 PM
  5. Muessig's Avatar
    This could be a driver issue? Or some program specific problems. Make sure that you've got all the latest drivers through Windows Update and the latest version of the programs you are using.
    Last edited by Muessig; 08-25-2015 at 09:18 PM.
    rhapdog and Pamela Robinson like this.
    08-25-2015 04:02 PM
  6. rhapdog's Avatar
    If you are unable to paste, then most likely it means the clipboard is still empty, which also means it didn't copy correctly.

    I have used some applications in the past where the "copy" command was broken in a particular version of an app. It wasn't system wide.

    Here's a test for you. Open "Notepad", type something, and try to Copy it. Space down a few lines and then try to paste it. If it pastes there, then the fault isn't with Windows 10, but whatever program you were trying to copy from.

    Also, there are several 3rd party "Clipboard management" programs that start with Windows, and one of them may have been installed on your system prior to the upgrade. Some of these programs are not compatible with Windows 10 and will cause conflicts. I had one such issue with a mouse helper program I was using and a clipboard manager as well.

    Some of the clipboard enhancement programs are installed with a new PC as well, but not very common.

    May not be the case for you, but it's a possibility, so I thought I'd throw it out there and see if it sticks to the wall. (If you don't get that reference, you can throw spaghetti noodles and if they stick to the wall, they are done. Please don't try that at home, it's awful messy. Fun way to teach children to cook spaghetti, though.)
    Ed Boland and Pamela Robinson like this.
    08-25-2015 05:18 PM
  7. Phil Morey's Avatar
    So I can copy and paste in Notepad but if I try to copy an address from the top bar it doesn't paste anywhere
    09-02-2015 06:06 PM
  8. IceMyth's Avatar
    Samething, It copy without any issues but it does not past in browsers!!!!
    Simple answer stupid windows
    09-03-2015 05:35 PM
  9. stevesu's Avatar
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...not-paste.html
    Done in Edge

    Which browser are you using? I have to do copy pasta (copy/paste) all the time for my job. Works like a champ 99% of the time. Once in a while I have issues, it's usually my fault (weird copy pasta style I'm not used to in a particular app, or after a reboot, things work fine.
    09-03-2015 05:43 PM
  10. JohnnyPenumonic's Avatar
    I have the exact same issue. I can copy anything into the buffer, but I can only paste it into notepad.
    09-15-2015 08:21 AM
  11. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I have an app called clipboarder or like that. It is free and basically works with the core translator app and others. Try one of these.
    09-15-2015 08:34 AM
  12. Jeremy Honor's Avatar
    HELP!!
    We upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday.
    Now we can NOT Paste.
    We can cope the information but not Paste it to- email, providers website, notepad.
    Is there a fix for this through Windows?

    What is the lesser of 2 evils/
    Windows 8 Or 10?
    Please let me know and thank you in advance.

    Melissa
    10-01-2015 11:51 AM
  13. Pamela Robinson's Avatar
    This could be a driver issue? Or some program specific problems. Make sure that you've got all the latest drivers through Windows Update and the latest version of the programs you are using.
    You are correct about that. I upgraded from 8.1 to 10 yesterday, downloaded updates, and then had this same problem. Since I copy and paste text a lot for work, I had to resolve this issue and noted your response here. As it turns out, there was one more update in the que after I downloaded the initial updates .... one for my mouse touchpad. As it turns out, MS was right on top of things, because that was the driver I needed to be able to copy and paste as usual. I downloaded it, restarted my PC, and everything is working great now. Thanks for the heads-up! :)
    11-05-2015 04:41 PM
  14. Tom Kennedy5's Avatar
    I am trying to copy and paste the words of a song from guitar tab to word. I can get to Copy but cannot paste

    Any solution

    Tom K
    11-26-2015 10:18 AM
  15. Majed Zakari's Avatar
    after i saw this article i just went to update and started the update again because some missed from the last update and after i finished i restarted the PC and now thanks to Allah every things works fine.

    This is what helped me ( You are correct about that. I upgraded from 8.1 to 10 yesterday, downloaded updates, and then had this same problem. Since I copy and paste text a lot for work, I had to resolve this issue and noted your response here. As it turns out, there was one more update in the que after I downloaded the initial updates .... one for my mouse touchpad. As it turns out, MS was right on top of things, because that was the driver I needed to be able to copy and paste as usual. I downloaded it, restarted my PC, and everything is working great now. Thanks for the heads-up! :) )
    12-10-2015 04:07 AM
  16. aguero2422's Avatar
    can someone help with this issue i can copy but cannot paste any where
    01-16-2016 10:16 AM
  17. drmodify's Avatar
    I am having the same problem, I guess it's the limitations of Windows 10 from a previous windows version but only for images.. I hope they make things more coherent like copy and pasting from different apps. It makes the experience a pain
    01-27-2016 12:13 AM
  18. dgcurtis's Avatar
    I had this problem a month ago and I read elsewhere that Uninstalling the keyboard from the Device Manager worked. I tried it and it fixed it....for a while. It came back today so I am going to uninstall it again to fix it. It's an annoyance to fix and there seem to be many people that have this issue. I'm not sure why a permanent fix can't be made.
    02-01-2016 11:47 AM
  19. The Law Office of Dr Curtis FJ Doebbler's Avatar
    I have this problem with Windows 10, no matter what programme I try to cut and paste from it does not work. It is shame Microsoft has not resolved this already.
    04-24-2016 11:46 PM
  20. Slimerang's Avatar
    Happening to me also. I did the uninstall keyboard and then when system rebooted yesterday it was working. Now today it has stopped working again. I can copy and paste in this box I'm typing into now but if I try to paste somewhere else it doesn't work, like explorer search box. Weird!
    04-28-2016 02:21 PM
  21. windows insider's Avatar
    I should allow you. if it doesn't allow you try restarting your computer. if that does not work try restoring in to a restore point if that does not help resetting it.
    08-21-2016 05:29 AM
  22. BobForrest's Avatar
    I'm a tech in Montreal using win 7 but set up win 10 and had this same problem . For photos I think you clicked on the photo app and tried to paste but can't. You are assuming that photo app opens the "picture" file but it doesn't . To paste a photo copy like your doing then open this pc and find the "pictures" file open that and paste will work. I made the same mistake myself Paste will work here I tested it even with the newest update applied. I think others are making the same error, make sure
    you are really actually in the older programs that already allowed pasting and they will work.
    11-18-2016 04:36 PM

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