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Windows-key doesn't work anymore in Windows 8?

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I normally use the Windows key to quickly go to the tile 'metro' menu and search for an application, but I appearantly pressed some kind of combination on my keyboard and now it doesn't work anymore. I've tried some registry files that were ment to work for Windows 7 to enable the Windows key, but those don't work either. Appearantly the register locations or numbers have been changed. What do I need to do? questionmark.gif

This is really weird.
Edited by battleaxe231 - 10/14/12 at 9:45am
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post #2 of 6
Are you using avast antivirus? As I know that causes problems as it uses keyboard hooks on it. Does the Alt +Tab still work? Thanks
post #3 of 6
What kind of keyboard do you have? Don't some keyboards have gaming modes that deactivate the windows key?
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
G510 Logitech keyboard and no, I'm using Malwarebytes in combination with MSE.
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post #5 of 6
Have you checked this? It's happened to me before on a different keyboard
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot brumby05, you've solved my problem! =D +REP
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SATA II TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device Antec 120mm TriColor (blue), CoolerMaster 120mm... Windows 8 Professional (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GL2440H Logitech G510 Gamer Keyboard 520Watt SeaSonic M12II CoolerMaster KWN1 430 Black Edition 
Mouse
Razer Abyssus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6 3420m ASUS/AMD AMD HD7670m / HD6520g CrossFireX *optional* 6GB DDR3 1333mhz ASint 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB Yup Laptop standards Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 
PowerMouse
Laptop adapter / battery Acer usb 
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Game Killer
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ASUS K53TK SX023V
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2300 2,8GHz ~ 3,1GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SATA II TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device Antec 120mm TriColor (blue), CoolerMaster 120mm... Windows 8 Professional (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GL2440H Logitech G510 Gamer Keyboard 520Watt SeaSonic M12II CoolerMaster KWN1 430 Black Edition 
Mouse
Razer Abyssus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6 3420m ASUS/AMD AMD HD7670m / HD6520g CrossFireX *optional* 6GB DDR3 1333mhz ASint 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB Yup Laptop standards Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 
PowerMouse
Laptop adapter / battery Acer usb 
  hide details  
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