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Windows 7: need to disable w key from opening start menu

02 Nov 2010   #1

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need to disable w key from opening start menu

as the title suggest, everytime I use the "w" on my keyboard the start menu opens and it's driving me mad.

thanks in advance for your help

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02 Nov 2010   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you mean the Windows Key instead? If so, then this can help.

Windows Key - Enable or Disable
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02 Nov 2010   #3

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no, the actual w on my keyboard open the start menu and thank you for your help Brink
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02 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Strange, I have never seen this before. Has it always been doing this?

What type (notebook/desktop) of computer do you have, and it's brand and model number? Maybe it's a feature in a program exclusive to that brand and model.
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02 Nov 2010   #5

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brand new acer 5745 laptop. right out of the box it does this.
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02 Nov 2010   #6

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fixed it! very very strange, but windows was performing 32 updates in the background..when they finished and i restarted the problem was fixed...oh well..one for the record books
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02 Nov 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news.
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