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How do I remove Windows+X shortcut?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8/ Windows 7/ Windows XP/ Windows SBS 2008

    How do I remove Windows+X shortcut?

    Hello all,

    I am setting up a PC with Windows 8, that all it can be used for is a certain website. I have everything set up perfect, except the Windows+X shortcut. In gpedit.msc I turned off Windows+X keys, and Windows+R doesn't work. I just can't seem to get Windows+X to not work. If the only way to remove this, is some sort of program, I am fine with that. I just need some way to stop this.

    Thanks in advanced,

    Found the answer to my own problem. I downloaded a program called KeyTweak, and 100% disabled the Windows key. I hope this helps anyone who are stuck with the same problem.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello hexgaming, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you or others like, you could also use the .reg file in the tutorial below to disable the Windows without having to use or install a 3rd party program.

    Windows Key - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3

    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10

    You can get the Windows-X key menu by hovering the mouse in the very bottom left corner of the screen and right-clicking. You might want to check whether that would still be available, regardless of whether the Win-X shortcut worked?

    Another approach might be to use this approach to edit what appears on Win-X menu; basically to delete all the options.
    Power User Tasks Menu (Win + X) - Edit in Windows 8
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How do I remove Windows+X shortcut?
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