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    Enable or Disable Windows Key in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Windows Key in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable the Windows Key in Windows 10
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    23 Apr 2017
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    How to Enable or Disable the Windows Key in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The Windows key is the key on a keyboard with the Windows logo on it. The Windows key can be used for keyboard shortcuts to open Windows features with.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Windows key for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the Windows key.

    Note   Note
    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the binary value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

    (Windows key)
    Scancode Map binary value

    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,5b,e0,00,00,5c,e0,00,00,00,00 = disable
    (delete) = enable


    (Caps Lock and Windows keys)
    Scancode Map binary value

    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,5B,E0,00,00,5C,E0,00,00,3A,00,00,00,00,00 = disable
    (delete) = enable



    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (enable), step 3 (disable Win key), or step 4 (disable Caps Lock and Win key) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Caps Lock and Windows keys

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Enable_Caps_Lock_and_Windows_keys.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Only Windows key

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Disable_Windows_key.reg

    download


     4. To Disable Caps Lock and Windows keys

    Note   Note
    If you like: How to Enable or Disable only the Caps Lock Key in Windows 10

    Users will still be able to press and hold the Shift key and press a letter to capitalize if Caps Lock is disabled.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Disable_Caps_Lock_and_Windows_keys.reg

    download


    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

    9. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    27 Dec 2016 #1

    I almost thought this tutorial was how to disable the Activation Key in Windows Though now I read the tutorial, I think this would be a great prank.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       27 Dec 2016 #2

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    22 Apr 2017 #3

    Hi Brink

    Can you make a download file for both disable caps lock and windows key in one file?

    I would be very glad ;=)

    Thanks

    Regards

    Lasse
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       22 Apr 2017 #4

    Hello Lasse, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm afraid that I haven't seen a way to do both together like that.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    23 Apr 2017 #5

    This guy has a code for both:
    Disable Windows Key | JohnHaller.com
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    I just dont know to get it in my reg program, thats why your download files are genial
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       23 Apr 2017 #6

    Thank you @lorteost. I've added the download in step 4 to disable both Caps Lock and Windows keys.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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