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Installing Windows 8 without the key

I have a Sony Vaio Pro laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8. I wiped the disk and now I don’t have the original system left any more. For my misfortune, the laptop didn’t have a Windows ...
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Assigning either Windows Key a new function (with or without autohotkey)

So, simply said, I want to use the right Windows Key as a push-to-talk button. There's a small twist to it: I'm using a StinkyBoard as my talking button, so I have my hands free to type or play a game ...
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“Windows key + R” is no longer working

Windows key + R is no longer working. It was working a while back. It still works in a win7 VM I have running on the same machine. Windows key + L does work but some other shortcuts do not work. I ...
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How to get AutoHotkey to capture Right Windows Key

I have some AutoHotKey scripts that use or override some of the Win+char combinations. On my laptop or work keyboard, where I only have 1 windows key, these work fine. On my home desktop, my ...
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Can I change default WIN-KEY (up/down/left/right) window dock behavior/sizes?

In Windows 7 I can hold the WINDOWS key and press a directional key (left, right, up, down) and the current active window will dock to left half of the screen, right half of the screen, maximized and ...
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Trying to remap middle-mouse to Windows key

I'd like to map the Windows key to my middle mouse button on my Logitech mouse, to swap in and out of the metro interface. You can assign keys to any of the mouse buttons in the Logitech software but ...
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Recovery Windows 7 Key from old.Windows

One of my computers recently got a virus and I had to reinstall Windows. I choose to keep the old Windows files when I re installed. It wasn't until the end of the installation when I was asked to ...
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Simulating the Windows key on an old keyboard

I'm using a very old keyboard that doesn't have a physical Windows key — it does have a 5/180° connector and an AT/XT switch on the back — but I don't want to completely miss out on the ...
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How can I make Virtualbox ignore specific keys?

I use Virtualbox with Windows on Ubuntu host. I keep it on separate workspace (I use Xmonad). Xmonad uses Windows key as modifier. The problem is: when I press it, Windows machine opens start menu. ...
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Using a Razer keyboard's WinKey as the Command key for a Mac

I recently bought a MacBook and I'm trying to use it with my Razer Lycosa keyboard. OS X doesn't seem to be able to map — or even detect — the Windows key at all. I'd like to use it as the ...
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Windows XP Quick Launch shortcuts with WinKey

How can I make the WinKey+[number] combination run the [number]th item in Windows XP's Quick Launch bar? In other words, I want to mimic the Windows 7 behavior.
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How can I open the Start menu in Linux Mint with the Windows key

I just installed Linux Mint 11 on my laptop and I am very used with the Windows interface. I could not find a way to set the Windows key to open the Start menu, like in Windows? I did a few searches ...
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Mac OSX 10.6 Copy/paste only on right windows key

I am using a Mac with external Windows keyboard which has two Windows keys, on the left and on the right. Something went weird after last OS update. Now, I can only use right Windows key to do ...
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Windows key randomly “sticks” on Windows 7/Vista

I'm having this annoying problem where Windows randomly seems to decide that I have the Windows key pressed down (even though I don't), and every key press will trigger an associated Windows key ...
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Emacs and Windows manager keyboard shortcuts without Windows key

I found a classic M-Series keyboard and I want to use it. However, it does not have a Windows key (AKA Super key); only Shift, Ctrl and Alt. My keyboard shortcuts are cluttered as-is, since I try to ...
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How can I remap windows and alt keys in OS X?

I sometimes hook up my macbook to a windows keyboard. The annoying thing is that on windows keyboards the modifier keys at the lower left are layout as ctrl - windows - alt while apple keyboards ...
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Prevent Windows Key from Opening Start Menu in Windows 7

I'd like to be able to stop the Windows Key from activating the Start Menu on Windows 7. I don't want to disable the Windows Key completely. I'd like Ctrl + Esc to still open the Start Menu. I know ...
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How to create a new keyboard shortcut using the Windows key on WinXP

Windows has built-in key shortcuts for locking your machine (WinKey+L) and for starting Explorer (WinKey+E). I'd like to create a similar new shortcut, WinKey+X, to start one of my favourite ...
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Changing Ion3's command key to Mod3+

How can you change successfully Ion3's command key to Mod3+ that is the Windows key at the left-hand-side? I put META="Mod3+" at the beginning of my /etc/X11/Ion/cfg_ion.lua, but Meta remains to be ...
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How do I format and reinstall Vista without having the original OEM disc?

I realize this question has been somewhat addressed in the following topics: How to reinstall Vista without the installation disk How do I reset my WinXP installation without having to reinstall the ...