Disabling the Windows Key on the Computer Keyboard Through the Windows Registry

Disabling the Windows Key on the Computer Keyboard Through the Windows Registry

The Windows Key on a computer keyboard usually provides shortcut access to the Windows Start button. In Windows versions, including Windows 10, The Windows Key can be used in conjunction with other keyboard keys to produce shortcuts to addition functionality. Some manufacturer’s devices also allow you to customize these key combinations.

But, what if you just want to turn it off completely? You can do that, by making a registry modification – either manually, through a script, or using a remote management tool like Group Policy or System Center Configuration Manager.

To turn it off:

Key path: HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control/Keyboard Layout

Value name (you will need to ADD this): Scancode Map

Data Type: REG_BINARY

Data Value: 00000000000000000300000000005BE000005CE000000000

RESTART the computer for the change to take effect.

To turn it back on:

Key path: HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control/Keyboard Layout

Value name (you will need to DELETE): Scancode Map

RESTART the computer for the change to take effect.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish