Disable Windows Key or WinKey in Windows 11/10


Pressing the Windows keys opens the start menu. Using combinations of WinKey with other keys on your keyboard allows you to perform many actions and commands that you do with the mouse. These are the WinKey or Windows Key shortcuts, and they are very useful. However, if you want to disable Windows hotkeys in Windows 11/10, here’s how to do it.

When playing a game, if you press the Windows key, any open PC game where the taskbar is not displayed will be minimized without exiting the program! This often becomes a nightmare for PC gamers and as such while playing PC games most prefer to disable this key.

Let’s see how to disable the Windows key on the keyboard to improve the gaming experience.

Disable Windows Key or WinKey

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There are five ways to disable WinKey or Windows Key:

  1. Use WinKey Killer or WinKill
  2. Modify the registry manually
  3. Use Group Policy Editor
  4. Use the registry.
  5. Use RemapKeyboard PowerToy.

1]Use WinKey Killer or WinKill

Download and use WinKey Killer, a free application. But it doesn’t seem to work on later versions of Windows.

even though i tried winkill on my windows 11/10 and it worked.

Disable Windows Key or WinKey in Windows 11/10

WinKill is located in the system tray where you can enable or disable Windows key removal. You can download it here.

2]Modify the registry manually

IN completely disable the windows keyfollow these steps:

  • Open regedit.
  • On the Windows menu, click HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE on the local computer.
  • Double click on the SystemCurrentControlSetControl click the Keyboard Layout folder.
  • On the Edit menu, click Add Value, type Scancode Map, click REG_BINARY as the data type, and click OK.
  • Paste 00000000000000000300000000005BE000005CE000000000 in the Data field, and then click OK.
  • Close Registry Editor and restart the computer.

To activate the Windows key, follow these steps:

  • Open regedit.
  • On the Windows menu, click HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE on the local computer.
  • Double click on the SystemCurrentControlSetControl click the Keyboard Layout folder.
  • Right-click the Scancode Map registry entry, and then click Delete. Click Yes.
  • Close Registry Editor and restart the computer.

You may want to back up your registry first.

3]Using Group Policy Editor

To disable Windows hotkeys in Windows 11/10 using Group Policy, follow these steps:

Run gpedit.msc and navigate to the following parameter:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

Disable Windows Key or WinKey

In the right pane, you will see Disable Windows Key hotkeys. Double click on it and select Activated.

One-key Windows keyboards provide users with shortcuts to common shell functionality. For example, pressing the keyboard sequence Windows+R opens the Run dialog box; pressing Windows + E launches File Explorer. By using this setting, you can disable these Windows + X hotkeys. If you enable this setting, the Windows + X hotkeys will not be available. If you disable or do not configure this setting, the Windows+X shortcut keys are available.

Click it Correct button. That should do the trick!

4]Using Registry Editor

If your Windows does not have the Group Policy Editor, you can use the registry editor to disable the Windows key.

Go to –

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer

Create a 32-bit DWORD value, give it a name NoWinKeys and give it a value of 1.

5]Use PowerToy Remap Keyboard

Remap and start any program with the Scroll Lock key

  1. Download and install Microsoft PowerToys.
  2. Launch PowerToys
  3. Go to keyboard manager
  4. Select reassign key
  5. Click the ‘+’ button
  6. Under Key, click the write the key button
  7. Press your Winkey and click OK.
  8. Down oriented towardsselect Undefined from the dropdown list.

That’s it!

How to disable Windows keyboard shortcuts?

To disable Windows hotkeys in Windows 11/10, you can use Registry Editor, Group Policy Editor or WinKey Killer tool. In the Group Policy Editor, you must enable the Disable Windows keyboard shortcuts setting. In Registry Editor, you must set the NoWinKeys value data to 1.

How to disable Windows 11/10 keyboard shortcuts?

There are several ways to disable keyboard shortcuts in Windows 11/10. The most convenient way is to use a software called WinKill. If not, you can use Registry Editor or PowerToys to get the job done. In the registry editor, you need to open the browser on HKCU and set the NoWinKeys value data to 1.

See this article if your WinKey or Windows key is disabled, and this article if you just want to disable the Win+L hotkey.

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