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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

Recently installed Classic Start Menu and it is working great. I was wondering if anyone can suggest a solution to disabling kybd shortcuts. I've recent tried add the Key "NoWinKeys" DWORD Value=1 to regedit but to no avail. The change is for my Aunt who is having problems hitting the WinKey, Ctrl, and Alt. Biggest problem is she hits WIN along with the Caps key because her hand trembles. As an example typing Upper case C results in the Metro Charm being displayed and R displays the Run box.

Any suggestions?

Joe


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Make sure you are adding NoWinKeys correctly. To disable it for all users, it's to be added at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

DWORD Value 1: NoWinKeys

You also need to logoff and login back, only then Winkeys will be disabled.

To completely disable the Windows key, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216893

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:11 am 
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Guaravk,

Tks for the reply. I found the Microsoft tip last week, tried running the "Fix It" but according to MS the fix and code does not apply to my OS Window 8.

Also, I tried the regedit "NoWinKeys" fix and the results are as follows:

Windows Key Display or hide the Start screen ..... Disabled
Windows Key + F1 Open Windows Help and Support ..... Disabled
Windows Key + C Open the Charms ..... Still Working
Windows Key + D Display and hide the desktop ..... Disabled
Windows Key + E Open Computer ..... Disabled
Windows Key + F Open Charm and search for files ..... Disabled
Windows Key + I Open the Settings charm ..... Still Working
Windows Key + K Open the Devices charm ..... Still Working
Windows Key + L Lock your PC or switch users ..... Still Working
Windows Key + M Minimize all windows ..... Disabled
Windows Key + O Lock device orientation ..... Disabled
Windows Key + R Open the Run dialog box ..... Disabled
Windows Key + U Open Ease of Access Center ..... Still Working
Windows Key + W Open Charm and search for settings ..... Disabled
Windows Key + PAUSE Display the Sys Properties dialog box ..... Disabled
Windows Key + SHIFT M Restore minimized windows ..... Disabled
Windows Key + ▲ Maximize the desktop window ..... Disabled
Windows Key + ▼ Minimize the desktop window ..... Disabled
Windows Key + ALT ENTER Open Taskbar Properties ..... Still Working
Windows Key + + Zoom in using Magnifier ..... Disabled
Windows Key + - Zoom out using Magnifier ..... Disabled
Windows Key + ESC Exit Magnifier ..... Disabled

Any suggestion?

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Joe


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:19 am 
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I modded that Fix It's MSI using Orca to remove the OS check. Try it now: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzcj3ub7869tb ... t50465.msi It should install on Windows 8 as well. A restart may be required to fully disable the Win key.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:14 am 
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Thanks for the mod ... will try it this weekend and update you.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:24 pm 
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GauravK,

Do you have a means of enabling the windows key in the same fashion? I used your method, and it succeeded (thanks!). Now I have a keyboard that can toggle the key as
enabled and disabled so I would like to be able to use it again.
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@HammyBits, you can edit the MSI yourself it's easy.
1. Download the Windows Installer 4.5 SDK from here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... i45sdk.msi and install it.
2. Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Installer 4.5 SDK\Tools and double click on 'Orca.msi' to install it.
3. You can save the Orca installer somewhere and uninstall the MSI 4.5 SDK. You don't need the SDK any more if you don't use the other tools besides Orca.
4. Download the Fix It MSI for KB216893 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216893). Save it somewhere.
5. Start Orca from the Start menu and open the MSI file you downloaded for the Fix It in Orca.
6. Orca will load that MSI and show its table. Locate "LaunchCondition".
7. In the right column with "LaunchCondition" highlighted, select the first row which is called:
((VersionNT=500 OR VersionNT=502 OR VersionNT=600 OR VersionNT=601) AND MsiNTProductType<>1) OR ((VersionNT=501 OR VersionNT=502 OR VersionNT=500 OR VersionNT=600 OR VersionNT=601) AND MsiNTProductType=1)

and delete that row by pressing the Del key on the keyboard.
8. Save the MSI and close Orca.
9. Now it should install on Windows 8.

Note: Instead of deleting that row, you can also add 'OR VersionNT=602' for Windows 8 but you will have to update it again for the next release of Windows, so it's better to just remove the check.

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