Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Keyboard-shortcuts starting with "windows key" not working.

22 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Keyboard-shortcuts starting with "windows key" not working.

Hi there
So, for some reason my keyboard shortcuts starting with the "windows key" are not working anymore
i mean, shortcuts like lock workstation (WindowsKey + L)

It did work before, but the only thing that happends when i try to execute one of those keyboard shortcuts, is a little "beep".
How can i make them work again?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Erion, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does the Windows key by itself still work to open the Start menu?

Did you install any utility type program that may have an option to disable this?

For now, you might check using the tutorials below to see if you may have disabled the Windows key or Windows shortcuts by mistake somehow.

Windows Key - Enable or Disable

Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Thanks for the quick respond.

No, the windows key itself does not open the start menu.
I didn't install anything lately.
I looked at both tut's, did what they said, but the shortcuts + the key itself is still not working.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Nov 2013   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

In that case, you could try doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you had this issue to hopefully sort it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

As well as Brink's suggestions, try another keyboard to see if it works. If it does it would indicate you existing keyboard is faulty.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Keyboard-shortcuts starting with "windows key" not working.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Mouse and Keyboard stop working after "installed". USB and PS/2
I have a very strange problem on a computer we are attempting a repair on. No keyboards or mice, either ps/2 or usb, will work properly on this computer. The computer is running Windows 7 x64. The reason why it's very strange is that when I plug in a new mouse or keyboard, one that has not...
Hardware & Devices
Laptop hangs at "Starting Windows" or getting "Error 0xC0000225"
Hi, I have a Toshiba r700-181 (PT310E) work laptop. It is running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise. It has one 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 10600. Windows works fine with this. I have obtained a 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 12800. With just this one in, Windows works fine. However, if I have...
General Discussion
BSOD on "Starting Windows" and "Shutting Down..."
hello there, I have some questions, why do I get bluescreen errors, when I start my computer or when I shut my computer down? things that I found on the blue screen is "prl_boot.sys" for sometimes. my computer never got Bluescreen on normal use.. Here's the zip: Any answer...
BSOD Help and Support
"has stopped working" on starting apps ;can't install SF Diagnost Tool
Since yesterday when I try to launch several applications they don't work and show "... has stopped working" error message. They had been working perfectly before. I didn't change or install anything. They just stopped working. So far I found these apps not working: DS3_Tool.exe...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"
I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer. Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen. I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating...
General Discussion
Laptop speakers emit a "pop" sound after "Starting Windows"
For a couple weeks now, My laptop has been making a "pop" sound everytime on start up after the windows logo comes together it makes a faint pop sound then continues to the login screen. Everytime I muted or unmuted the speakers it would make the sound too. I changed my driver the the Windows...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App