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Disable Windows Key Y580

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I have a refurbished Y580, running Windows 8.1. All to often while I am gaming, I will inadvertently hit my Win Key. This of course shoots me to the start screen, and I get killed in my game. I looked using the forum search, and did not find any info about this. I know with outside keyboards, you can often disable the key. Or some people will take them off. Well I don't want to remove a key. So my alternative is to program the system to disable it when I don't need it.

Does anyone have an idea of how to reliably do this in Win 8.1? I tried some regedit suggestions from another forum, but they proved to be futile.

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I would recommend that you use a simple program called SharpKeys. You will have to sign out and sign back in (or restart) when you want to apply the key settings.

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Google search "disable windows key". microsoft support has a program that will do it for you or instructions how to do it manually are also just below the download link.

I would post a direct link but I'm not sure how the forum feels about posting links.

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