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Disable the Windows Key (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

This tweak disables the Windows key that is found between the Ctrl and Alt keys on a Windows enhanced keyboard.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value, called "Scancode Map" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|Scancode MapREG_BINARY00 00 00 00 00 00 00...|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
Value Name: Scancode Map
Data Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value)
Value Data: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 5B E0 00 00 5C E0 00 00 00 00

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: August 11, 2002