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I've tried both Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8 x64.

VMware tools are installed. The key itself does nothing, while shortcuts produce an error sound. Using the on-screen keyboard, I've verified the key is actually supposed to do something.

How can I make the key work? It's currently cumbersome to get back to the Start screen on Windows 8.

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Does it work for you with other VMWare images/OS's? What's the Host OS? Which VMWare product/version are you using? –  techie007 Jun 2 '12 at 14:57
    
I'll have try a different OS. Host is Windows 7 x64, using VMware Player 4.0.3 build-703057 (no updates available). –  Stijn Jun 2 '12 at 15:27
    
@techie007 I've installed a Windows 7 guest, doesn't work in there either. –  Stijn Jun 2 '12 at 15:50
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Turns out my Windows key wasn't even working in the host OS. After a bit of searching, I discovered what this switch on my Logitech G110 keyboard is for.

Game/desktop mode No accidental interruptions—you can disable the Windows/Context Menu keys when you play.

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You saved my night :) –  varesa Jul 28 '13 at 20:59
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i am not pretty sure but try this, it may work, while on the screen with your guest OS on, trying locking and unlocking your host OS with Ctrl+Alt+Del,sometimes it works, not always....i was facing the same problem while using windows 8 as guest and windows 7 ultimate x64 as host on my vmware workstation 8, got this while just pressing random keys in irritation....

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