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Windows 7: Windows Key Button Acts Like It's Sticking

21 Dec 2009   #11

win 7 pro

thanks for the suggestion, but it has nothing to do with the keyboard. I tracked it a bit further. When I resume from sleep the first keystrokes into the XP Mode virtual machine are assumed to be with the windows key attribute too. Thus if I type a "U" I get the action of a WindowsKey-U. Disaster strikes if I type an "L" because that locks the virtual machine and it will not recognize my password. But I just thought of something -- maybe it won't because it thinks the windowkey is down.

My solution so far is to remember immediately upon resuming from sleep is to press the windows key. this will popup the start menu on my actual machine and I believe I will not have any problems until I sleep again. The windows key performs its normal tasks after that.

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22 May 2011   #12

windows7 ultimate 32 bit

hi I am having the same problem, I never use any windows shortcut like win+L to lock or switch user yet every time I press the l it automatically locks my computer, I tried using external keyboard but the problem also occurs not to mention that even on the safe mode my keyboards buttons are going crazy. I even tried reinstalling my os, any idea?
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22 May 2011   #13

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Could it be the the key is actually physically sticking? If so, pop it off with knife, or something that works appropriately, clean any debris in or around the key socket. You might even consider using a very small amount of lubricant on the outside of the socket to improve key movement. A Q-Tip is useful for cleaning and lubricating.
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06 Mar 2016   #14

Windows 10 64 bit

I spend hours trying different solutions and lucked out on a solution that worked for me. Basically I just swapped keyboard while Windows was running. My full write up is at
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