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Windows Key - Enable or Disable

How to Completely Disable the Windows Key
Published by Brink
01 Apr 2010
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How to Completely Disable the Windows Key

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This tutorial will allow you how to completely disable the Windows key for all users in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.





Here's How:
1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Re-enable the Windows Key
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Re-enable_Windows_Key.reg
download
3. To Disable the Windows Key
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Disable_Windows_Key.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

6. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC - Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC - Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

8. Restart the computer to fully apply.
That's it,
Shawn



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28 May 2010   #1
Azure Prower

Windows 7
 
 

Thumbs up for this article.


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04 Jun 2010   #2
ToSlow

windows 7 64
 
 
Been reading

Just want to thank you gent's and ladies for this forums ,i have learned a lot from the info here. Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2010   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome, and welcome to Seven Forums.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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21 Jun 2010   #4
s7ven

Windows s7ven
 
 

hi brink,

thank you for this tutorial,,it really pisses me off when im playing and i accidentally press that stupid key. Is there anyway for me to know which are the affected registry key when i merge your files. thanks
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21 Jun 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It is also possible to disable this, and other keys, if using a Microsoft keyboard with the Intellitype driver.
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21 Jun 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dwarf,

Yes you sure can. To make it easy, you could also use a free program like SharpKeys to do this for other keys.
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21 Jun 2010   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OR...

You can get a logitech gaming KB (like the G15) which has a switch to turn the key on and off when you are gaming or not

I use the key all the time at the desktop but switch it off when gaming.
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31 Mar 2012   #8
onlytanmoy

Windows 7
 
 

thanks a lot dear Brink...i can now disable the windows key on my keyboard while gaming
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome onlytanmoy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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