I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows on my Mac.
Last night I tried to compress the memory of C, then after that finished, it told me to
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart
How do I press these keys?
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Here is an alternative. This worked for me in a slightly different and more complicated setup (connecting from a Mac to a Linux server through SSH and then from the Linux server to a Windows Server 2016 server through Remote desktop protocol using the
rdesktop Linux RDP command line client).
In the PowerShell shell that opens, type the following:
Powershell -noprofile -nologo -noninteractive -command "(new-object -ComObject shell.application).WindowsSecurity()"
If PowerShell is not available, instead search for "cmd.exe" and in the cmd prompt, type:
Note: if your Mac keyboard layout is not English US, it might be hard to get the
} characters in cmd.exe. In that case try the following:
Many of the answers here are confused.
The reason there is so much confusion is that many people who have only ever owned Macbooks & others with short keyboards may be unaware that an extended keyboard has both true Delete and Backspace keys, whereas a short keyboard only has a Backspace key.
Windows wants the 'true' Delete key.
So on an extended keyboard Ctrl ⌃ Alt ⌥ Delete ⌦ is the correct method.
On a short keyboard you need to press Ctrl ⌃ Alt ⌥ Fn Backspace ⌫
The Fn Backspace method will also work on an extended keyboard if you really feel the need.
Opt == Alt in all cases.
Some Mac keyboards actually say Alt, some say Opt & some only have the symbol ⌥.
It's all the same key.
Bootcamp Windows Partition. I tried 'every combination' that I found and none of them worked when I tried to log in to Windows. I solved this CtrlAltDelete problem by plugging a PC keyboard in to the Macbook. Worked like a champ! Be sure to change that "user must press CtrlAltDelete" setting in User Accounts once you are in!