How to resolve windows key issue ?? my windows key not working

lushanklushank Member Posts: 11

Tinkerer

 :'(  Recently I reset my win 10, however windows key working fine , but after few days it stopped working .

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  • LeostatLeostat ACE Posts: 2,608 Pathfinder
    In built keybaord or using a USB one? 

    If you head to here: 
    https://unixpapa.com/js/testkey.html

    Click into the text box, does it show the keys being pressed? Should show a key event of 91
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post!  I'm a UK based techi, so apologies if my help links are for the UK region site! 

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  • lushanklushank Member Posts: 11

    Tinkerer

    hello leostat, inbuilt keyboard, in the above link it shows keycode as 179 when pressed windows key. charcode as 0 and which as 179. thank you
  • LeostatLeostat ACE Posts: 2,608 Pathfinder
    Say whaaaaaaaaa how bizzar!, thats a tad odd as there is nothing on that key value. What language is the keybaord in and do you have anything like macro sfotware or autohotkey?
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post!  I'm a UK based techi, so apologies if my help links are for the UK region site! 

    Want to know if your PC supports Windows 11? Check out the offical Health Check tool :Dhttps://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
  • lushank said:
     :'(  Recently I reset my win 10, however windows key working fine , but after few days it stopped working .

    You should have a Microsoft Account as that is how its activated with your key automatically. Read the Microsoft Activate Windows as all the activation options are explained there. 
  • LeostatLeostat ACE Posts: 2,608 Pathfinder
    Wait that's a good point, I assumed windows key as in the windows buttong in your keyboard 

    Do you mean windows key as in license key ?
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post!  I'm a UK based techi, so apologies if my help links are for the UK region site! 

    Want to know if your PC supports Windows 11? Check out the offical Health Check tool :Dhttps://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
  • lushanklushank Member Posts: 11

    Tinkerer

    Hello Leostat , language English India , I tried to change the language but it didn't solve any issue.  :/ . How to check if i have autohotkey ?
  • lushanklushank Member Posts: 11

    Tinkerer

    StevenGen said:
    lushank said:
     :'(  Recently I reset my win 10, however windows key working fine , but after few days it stopped working .

    You should have a Microsoft Account as that is how its activated with your key automatically. Read the Microsoft Activate Windows as all the activation options are explained there. 
    it says windows is already activated, if you could look at the screenshot.
  • lushanklushank Member Posts: 11

    Tinkerer

    Leostat said:
    Wait that's a good point, I assumed windows key as in the windows buttong in your keyboard 

    Do you mean windows key as in license key ?
    I meant for Windows Key button in keyboard of Laptop .
  • LeostatLeostat ACE Posts: 2,608 Pathfinder
    Humm, tad odd as any lang should work if windows isnt complaining about it. If you open the on screen keyboard does the windows key work on that? 

    It may be worth trying the keyboard troubleshooter, if you open the start menu and type find and fix keyboard problems. 

    Things like auto hot key would only be there if you installed it
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post!  I'm a UK based techi, so apologies if my help links are for the UK region site! 

    Want to know if your PC supports Windows 11? Check out the offical Health Check tool :Dhttps://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
  • lushanklushank Member Posts: 11

    Tinkerer

    Leostat said:
    Humm, tad odd as any lang should work if windows isnt complaining about it. If you open the on screen keyboard does the windows key work on that? 

    It may be worth trying the keyboard troubleshooter, if you open the start menu and type find and fix keyboard problems. 

    Things like auto hot key would only be there if you installed it
    yes windows key work on , on-screen keyboard. 
    I have tried troubleshooter but it detects no problem.
    No i haven't installed auto hot key.
    Some of the screen shot , you may wanna look.
    Thank you.
  • LeostatLeostat ACE Posts: 2,608 Pathfinder
    I will be honest im not sure what to suggest, my guess is either the mapping for the key is broken in the language pack, or something weird is jamming the keybaord key (such as windows game mode) , apart from trying a live boot cd or re installing not sure what else to suggest :(
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post!  I'm a UK based techi, so apologies if my help links are for the UK region site! 

    Want to know if your PC supports Windows 11? Check out the offical Health Check tool :Dhttps://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
  • lushanklushank Member Posts: 11

    Tinkerer

    Leostat said:
    I will be honest im not sure what to suggest, my guess is either the mapping for the key is broken in the language pack, or something weird is jamming the keybaord key (such as windows game mode) , apart from trying a live boot cd or re installing not sure what else to suggest :(
    Okay 👍 thank you. no problem.
  • Marrakech747Marrakech747 Member Posts: 2 New User
    I have this problem on my brand new Acer Nitro and worked my way through suggestions on various forums - turn off game mode in Windows 10 settings, check keyboard settings on Nitrosense, go into registry (though didn't try that one, I don't know what I'm doing!) All I have succeeded in doing is ensuring I get a letter D whenever I click Windows D shortcut for desktop ! There must be a simple answer somewhere ....
  • lushanklushank Member Posts: 11

    Tinkerer

    I have this problem on my brand new Acer Nitro and worked my way through suggestions on various forums - turn off game mode in Windows 10 settings, check keyboard settings on Nitrosense, go into registry (though didn't try that one, I don't know what I'm doing!) All I have succeeded in doing is ensuring I get a letter D whenever I click Windows D shortcut for desktop ! There must be a simple answer somewhere ....
    i updated my windows 10 home to win 10 pro. Even though it was not working for some days. But after 2 days it starts working (both menu and windows key)
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