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Cannot login with control+alt+delete after remapping the control keys. Is there a way to undo this or another way to login?

Normally, when I turn on my Windows 10 PC), I have to press on control+alt+delete to be able to enter my password and login to the desktop. Now I can't do that because both of my control keys are ...
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Windows Sandbox, how to pass CTRL+ALT+DEL to the Sandbox?

Within a Windows Sandbox, if I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, it does not act on the Sandbox, even if I am in full-screen mode (this is on Windows 10). In fact, no system key combinations operate on the Sandbox ...
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How to change background color/image in Ctrl+Alt+Delete menu?

Is there any way to change a background color/image in Ctrl+Alt+Delete menu? After logon I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and see a menu with "Switch User", "Change a password", etc. ...
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What causes remote desktop connection attempts to hang and then local Ctrl+Alt+Del to be ignored? Workaround without reboot?

I have a Windows 10 Pro machine running Terminal Server. I always have a single logged in session and never logout (only disconnect). Every so often it gets into a state where client RDP connections ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 10

I have a Turkish-Q layout Apple Wireless Keyboard (without keypad) connected to Windows 10. I cannot send Ctrl+Alt+Delete signal. I tried combinations like Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Backspace which apparently ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Del not working with or without host button

Ctrl+Alt+Delete doesn't work in my oracle VM including using the host key. the keys just dont work the way they should, yet they seem to work individually? Any ideas on what can fix this problem, ...
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How to change alt + ctrl + delete menu for a specific user Windows 10

I have found a way to change the alt + ctrl + delete menu for all users in Windows 10. Is there a way to change it for a specific user?
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How to disable Alt Gr key permanently in windows 10

How to permanently disable the Alt Gr key and make it a normal Alt key ?
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Computer “freezes” and Internet “issue”, that only gets fixed with ctrl+alt+del

So my problem with my pc and internet (not sure though) came up a few days ago. The thing is when I do anything on my computer, for example let's take browsing on Opera. I'm browsing on a site like ...
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Welcome, then black screen, then Ctrl+Alt+Del on new Windows 7 login

Need help troubleshooting an interesting login issue. Workstation is an OptiPlex 3010 running Windows 7 Pro. Returning user to our company, when she tries to sign in using her reactivated account, ...
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Disable CTRL+ALT+DELETE being sent to host while on VM

I need to disable CTRL+ALT+DELETE sequence being sent to to the host (Windows 8.1) while a Windows 7 VM is on. I tried adding mks.ctlAltDel.ignore = "TRUE" to the VMX and/or config.ini file - but that ...
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How can a web browser intercept ctrl-alt-del?

So, I got a support call from someone who was browsing the web with Chrome, and got a popup message that their computer had been infected by a virus. It was a fairly standard "scare you into giving ...
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Remote Desktop and Ctrl + Alt + Del

I'm just starting to use a remote desktop connection from my laptop for the first time to control a PC running a 8 screen video wall. When I remote into the PC, the screen on the remote PC stays at ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Del Change password missing in Windows 10

I disabled the Remove Change Password but the change password option is still not showing with Ctrl-Alt-Del. How do I get it back? I need it badly because there is a domain where I connect only via ...
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Total Control for admins

Good Day, I am currently testing devices for QA and now checking their Control for the consumers and I would like to know if there is a way to disable or intercept specific key strokes (ie ctrl, alt, ...
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Should I buy a new HDD?

It's been months since I've been receiving "A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" error and I don't know exactly why. This error occurs minimum 2-3 times a week and the only ...
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Shutdown still available on Ctrl+Alt+Del screen despite being disabled from group policy on Windows 10

We're experiencing an issue on Windows 10. When disabling the Shutdown option for users via Group Policy, the option disappears from the Start Menu, but doesn't disappear on the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. ...
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Right ctrl-alt-del works but not Left ctrl-alt-del for Lenovo Thinkpad W520

I just received a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and at the login screen left ctrl-alt-del won't work for me but the right ctrl-alt-del will. I have no idea of the history of this particular computer. Is ...
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Dedicated Button or Input Device to send Ctrl+Alt+Delete

I know it's not possible to send Ctrl+Alt+Del with software-based methods (AutoHotkey, etc), but is there some way to do it hardware wise? Maybe a dedicated "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" USB button, like the "...
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Can't press CTRL + ALT + DEL

Good evening, I have 2 pc's here on which I cannot login. Now when I power them on, I get to the log in screen but I cannot press ctrl + alt + del. I checked the keyboard but it works on my other pc. ...
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Power button triggers a ctrl+alt+deleter screen

I have looked up for a solution on several forums but can't find it, hope I didn't miss it ! I have a laptop and I am used to turn it into sleeping mode by pressing the physical power button that is ...
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Getac B300 Locked

I bought this laptop from eBay but when it turns on its says Ctrl + Alt + Del and then it says enter the password and user name. I'm not sure what I should do, I might have to get my money back but ...
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Windows login and ctrl+alt+delete issue

When logging onto a windows 7/8.1 work terminal, pressing control-alt-delete and bringing up the task manager causes the login process to speed up considerably, typically by up to 2 to 5 minutes ...
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Windows 8 black screen & "no such interface supported" after disk cloning

My HDD was in a bad condition so I've bought a new one and cloned all partitions from the last drive. The problem is, now when I boot Windows 8 (from the new drive ofc), that's how it looks: It doesn'...
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What causes CTRL-ALT-DELETE to be enabled on a non-domain-joined system?

Recently, on my personal laptop running Windows 7, my login screen turned into a CTRL-ALT-DELETE secure login screen. I've looked around for reasons why this might be the case, and the only indication ...
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Disable login username being saved for future logins when using ctrl+alt+del in Windows XP

For Windows XP I have my computer set so that you have to press ctrl+alt+del and then input both the username and password to sign in. My problem is that it logs the username and the next time I open ...
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Locked Screen, Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to instantly log on

Local account on a domain joined PC (Windows 7 Professional). Local account has no password (no worries, it's segregated/secure). Upon locking the PC, we want to "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log on" ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Del not working at unlock screen

I am at work, and one of the machines running XP was left on overnight. This is a common occurrence. The machine went into standby mode, so on starting it up this morning I was presented with the ...
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Change the behavior of Ctrl-Alt-Del / set a custom command on Ctrl-Alt-Del

I'm looking for a way on Windows 7 (without using third party software) to set a custom execution command on Ctrl + Alt + Del and - obviously - disable the menu that opens when pressing those 3 keys. ...
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Change Friendly Name on Windows 7 Lock Screen

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1 and log into a domain. If I lock my work laptop, it shows the following... Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to unlock this computer. First M.. Last ...
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Catching Ctrl + Alt + Delete

I have a Windows UI that I've designed in wxPython. I recently had a user report a rather unusual behavior to me -- when he'd unlock his PC he would be presented with a dialog asking him to confirm ...
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How to send Alt+Ctrl+Del key sequence in a VirtualBox VM guest [duplicate]

I have a Windows Server 2008 VirtualBox VM guest, which I run in vboxHeadless mode. The host is Linux 64-bit. The VirtualBox version is 4.2.12r84980. The VM loads fine, and I am presented with the "...
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Windows 7 KSOD and Ctrl-Alt-Del Error

I have an HP desktop and just recently went to login when my screen froze. I hit Ctrl Alt Del and it said something like logon error etc so I rebooted but the same thing happened again. I ran ...
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Change Windows 7 Lock Screen Logo changed by Dell Data Protection Access

When you install the "Dell Data Protection Access" software for Finger Print authentication, it customises the lock screen and adds an ugly Dell logo (it ignores the user's current picture). How do I ...
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Can I make Ctrl+Alt+Del go directly into the task manager in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 and when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del I first go into the welcome screen and only then I can go into the task manager. I have no use for any other option on this screen, can I change it ...
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How can I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete through Remote Desktop in Windows 8?

I need to send a CtrlAltDelete to a remote machine through Remote Desktop. The CtrlAltDelete is being intercepted by Windows 8, regardless of whether the remote desktop has focus or is in full screen. ...
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Joining a domain breaks Ctrl+Alt+Del functionality

I have several computers that have been in place running UltraVNC for a little over a year. The Ctrl+Alt+Delete key sequence that can be sent from UltraVNC has been working fine up to this point. ...
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What is the most likely cause to a Blue Screen of Death when the user presses Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

My wife is experiencing this with her work laptop--she presses Ctrl-Alt-Delete to lock and she gets the BSOD. The first troubleshooting step is usually to "re-image", and it's locked down. So with ...
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Prevent programs from locking Ctrl + Alt + Del

I have a program that hangs randomly. Whenever it hangs, even the Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc combinations can't take me out of the program and into the task manager. The only solution is to ...
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Does Linux have a Ctrl+Alt+Del equivalent?

Does Linux have a CTRL+ALT+DEL equivalent?
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Ctrl key combinations don't work on a hp 2510p

I have a tricky problem with my corporate Compaq hp 2510p, the ctrl key is not working properly at all times. I belive that it is hooked in some filter chain that processes certain ctrl+[key] ...
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How do I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete in VirtualBox?

I'm running VirtualBox with Windows Vista as host OS and Windows Server 2008 as guest OS. To login to Windows Server I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, but my host OS reacts on that so I can not send it ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Delete doesn't unlock PC when VMPlayer is on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you send Ctrl+Alt+Delete to windows in VMWare Player My desktop XP OS gets locked after I leave for x minutes. I have VMPlayer occupying full screen mode. I think the ...
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Is Firefox causing problems? Task manager not working

Ok, so I'm running Vista 32bit and this is the second time this has happened to me, and both times Firefox was the culprit. I was using Firefox, and it froze (I had two windows open with around 7 ...
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Why does Windows require CTRL+ALT+DEL to Logon?

Has Microsoft ever offered an explanation for why they require CTRL+ALT+DEL to login? (Yes I know you can disable it, but it is still their preferred method.) It seems like at one point I heard that ...
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Send Ctrl+Alt+Del over VNC with Windows Vista and UAC off?

I'm trying to set up a machine here with UltraVNC on Windows Vista with UAC off. The problem is, in this configuration, I can't send Ctrl + Alt + Del (CAD) to the Windows Vista machine, and ...
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How do I open the Windows Task Manager during a Remote Desktop session?

When I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete I can only open the Task Manager for the local PC. Is there some simple way to open the Task Manager on the remote PC while running Remote Desktop from one Windows XP ...