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How to disable the Windows key on your keyboard
Author: Craig "hachiroku" Mercer
Date Created:2002-05-17
Operating System(s):Windows Logo imageWindows NT/2000/XP

If you work on your PC and do major amounts of typing you will find that the windows key (located between the CTRL and ALT keys) will get you into lots of trouble. You'll be halfway through typing an email or a letter and you accidentally hit the windows key and boom you've got a menu in your face. Well if you would like to kill the windows key...here it is!

Open regedt32 to create this key so that you can copy and paste the binary value in.

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

The Usual Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Use the information provided at your own risk.