1. Posts : 44


    How can I turn on the winkey key without changing myregistry?
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.985 (x64) [21H1]

    Herm61 said:
    How can I turn on the winkey key without changing myregistry?

    On most keyboards, it's ON by default. On some, it can be disabled, usually via a rocker switch on the back (like on a Ducky Shine keyboard).

    On ALL keyboards, it can be disabled via the registry, the group policy editor, and by 3rd party programs.

    Re-enabling it, depends on HOW it was disabled.
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  3. BubbaW's Avatar
    Posts : 71
    Win 10 Pro 19042.868 (X64) (20H2)

    What causes you feel it needs to be turned on, meaning, do you think it's off ?
    If you select the winkey, does it not bring up Start menu ?
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    Go to---Settings>Update and Security>Troubleshoot> Additional troubleshooters>Keyboard>run troubleshooter.
    Or try another keyboard if possible.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Example- Winkey (keep holding it down) and then press e - should launch file explorer. Does it?
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  6. Lance1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional x64 20H2

    Herm61 said:
    How can I turn on the winkey key without changing myregistry?
    More detailed information please. Did you disable the Windows Key? If so, how did you disable it? What's the make and model of your keyboard? Some high end keyboards come with there own software. The more info you give the better it is that someone here can help you.
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  7. Posts : 44
    Thread Starter


    Thanks to all the people who tried to help me. Unfortonately i do nOt know how the Winkeywas disabled and I’ll have to try to change the use short cuts.
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  8. Feuer's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home Single Language 20H2

    i tried to close with registry commands but it does not work
    i cannot close
    @dalchina gave a link to me in other thread
    but we are at the opposite sides you want to open, i wanted to close

    How to Disable Windows Key on Windows 10 [5 Best Ways]

    look at this page, it says how you can close winkey
    maybe you did one of them
    so you can find where is your problem come from
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