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disable the windows key on my keyboard, in game play if you accidently hit it in game freezes the game and it is a problem.
I have TweakUI/XP I got from MS website but can't find a way to fix this problem.
Thanks , Mark :eek:


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Disable the Windows Key

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

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

& reboot



:( thanks but I'm new to XP and don't want to mess up the reg. after finally getting it to work .
Got a new m/b cpu and had a power supply blow (to small) and killed my 60 gig drive and all 40 gigs of data on it so I afraid to mess the system up since it's running now.
I'll have to figure out something else to fix it, a friend said get a pair of pliers and rip it out .... :rolleyes:
not quit that bad yet.
Thanks for the quick reply........


Mark - while you are right to be cautious about editing the registry (especially if it's the first time), you need not be fearful ;)

Just create a restore point or back up the registry manually (export) before making the change, and then go ahead and follow TwoZ's advice. If you take your time and do it carefully, you won't hurt anything. And the backup (or restore point) is your safety net.


There you go - you just did your first successful registry tweak. ;) Congratulations.

Almost as satisfying as breaking 90 for the first time! ;)

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Alot of games have it disabled, or an option to do so, but yeah, definatly feel the pain.

Best ones are the ones that refuse to maximise again, or if they do go to 16 colours or so. It is always hours away from a save point too.
I had a friend who disabled his windows key by ripping it off of his keyboard... HAHA. He hated that thing. I can't live without mine. WIN+D, WIN+R, WIN+E I use them all.

For those of you who don't know...

WIN+D = Show/Hide Desktop
WIN+R = Opens Run Box
WIN+E = Opens Explorer
WIN+L = Log off
WIN+M = Minimize all Windows

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