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I've been having an issue lately that's been driving me crazy. When typing, suddenly my computer will behave like the windows key is being held down. For example, I'll go to type an 'r' into Chrome and the run box will pop up. If I type a 'u' the ease-of-access center opens up. D does the desktop, etc. I have to manually tap one of the windows keys to get it to stop. I know it's not the keyboard because I've swapped them. Any ideas?
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Last resort: backup your data and fresh install Windows
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Do you use the keyboard(s) in PS/2 port or USB port?
If PS/2, it could be a problem with the port, try USB if possible.
If USB, have you tried updating USB drivers from your motherboard manufacturer's website?
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It's usb, and It was plugged into a 3.0 port. I just moved it to a 2.0 port, and will see what it does.
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Last resort: backup your data and fresh install Windows

If I see this suggestion one more time in this section, someone is going to cop it.
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It's usb, and It was plugged into a 3.0 port. I just moved it to a 2.0 port, and will see what it does.

Sounds like a key might be sticking. Not a physical key, of course - as you eliminated that. Have you any software installed that does anything with the system input (for example AutoHotKey)?
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Sounds like a key might be sticking. Not a physical key, of course - as you eliminated that. Have you any software installed that does anything with the system input (for example AutoHotKey)?
I've got ACTool on here (it's an older macro software) but I haven't used it in a while. Another thing, I spend a lot of time remoted into my home server, and I never get this "stuck key" when on the remote session.
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I've got ACTool on here (it's an older macro software) but I haven't used it in a while. Another thing, I spend a lot of time remoted into my home server, and I never get this "stuck key" when on the remote session.

Can you reproduce the issue in safe mode (preferably with networking, to make your life a little less stressful...)?
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