How to disable window key at keyboard in Windows XP

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Many gamers would like to disable the window key at the keyboard. Especially disable the left window key at the keyboard. They find it very irritating whenever they accidentally press it during the game time.

To disable window key at keyboard just follow the steps below:-


  • Click on Start -> Run -> type regedit
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Keyboard Layout
  • Create a new Binary Value with key name = Scancode Map (or modify it if exists)
  • Value set to 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 5B E0 00 00 5C E0 00 00 00 00
  • Once finish, close your registry editor and logout your window (or restart) and your window start key should be disable by now

Important Note: This tutorial teach you how to modify the ms windows registry. Modifying the registry can cause serious problems to your computer. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. If problem happen you need to know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. Use this tutorial at your own risk.

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8 Responses to “How to disable window key at keyboard in Windows XP”

  1. Jr56Gnm003 says:

    Do you know how to disable the Tab key plz?

  2. Roosevelt says:

    Hi folks great forum,I’m experiencing a serious problem with my Pentium 4,the H key remains stuck sometimes,preventing me from typing,it’s usually typing on it’s own without me keying it,how can I solve this problem given that I have already used a product I bought at Office depot to clean the key pad in case it is dusty,sometimes it drives me crazy mostly when I’m trying to write an e-mail or consult my transactions onlineh.hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  3. namith says:

    the no 5 key on my keyboard has started malfunctioning it keeps on typing no 5 on its own. i want to disable this particular key how can i do it ??

    Namith S.

  4. admin_papa says:

    Good Day

    Just wanted to share my new experience.

    If your Windows XP denies to run due to an error related to missing HAL.DLL, invalid Boot.ini or any other critical system boot files you can repair this by using the XP installation CD. Just boot from your XP Setup CD and enter the Recovery Console. Then run “attrib -H -R -S” on the C:\Boot.ini file and remove it. Run “Bootcfg /Rebuild” and then Fixboot


  5. Impressed says:

    Too eazy, thanks !

  6. somebody says:

    how to enable it back??

  7. someone says:

    nice post.. cool..

  8. Arthur says:

    How to disable button alt and esc?????

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