The Windows key on your computer’s keyboard is an unexplored gem, because it can help you open the Start menu, as well as other windows if you combine it with other keys. But sometimes you only notice how important it was when its functionality is gone. If your Windows key is not working anymore, we are here to help. Here are a few suggestions of what you can do.
Unlock the Windows key
Some keyboards have a button on them that you can use to lock and unlock the Windows key. Check to see if you accidentally locked it, and if that’s the case, unlock it. It’s quite easy to do that.
Unjam the Windows key
If you’ve had your keyboard for a while, then you might already know that some keys become jammed with time. This happens due to dust and other external causes such as pressing one particular key too much. If your Windows key is no longer functional because of this, clean it and try to unjam it.
Enable the Windows key
Another trick, but a more complex one, is to enable your Windows key from regedit. In order to do this, open your Start menu and search for regedit in Cortana, then open it. Then go to HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control. In the Control folder open the Keyboard Layout folder, then right click on Scancode Map and press Delete. Restart your computer for the changes to be applied.
Update keyboard drivers
As we’ve been saying for a while now, out of date drivers are the main culprit for many issues. So download and install Driver Easy to help you with updating your keyboard drivers. The program scans your computer and automatically detects what needs updates, then does it for you.