Unfortunately, this is not as easy as it used to be in win 95, 98 and ME where there was a key mapping utility included.

In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, this must be done either through a third party mapping utility or by editing the registry.

You will have to Map the right ctrl-key (code E0 1D) to the left windows key (E0 5B)

**I think the easiest solution is to purchase an External USB keyboard for your laptop. However, if you want to try to map a key to be the windows key below is how.

The scan code mappings for Windows 2K and XP are stored in the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

IMPORTANT: There is also a Keyboard Layouts key under the Control key, but that key should not be modified.

In the Keyboard Layout key, the Scan code Map value must be added. This value is of type REG_BINARY.

To make the Alt key to remap to become a Windows key. Here is how to do it:

Copy the below lines in note pad, and save it as a text file and rename it to something like, "altEquilsWinKey.reg". Then enter on it and answer yes when asked if you want to import it into your registry.

Start copying below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]

"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,5B,E0,38,E0,00,00,00,00

End copying.

Now save it and give it the extension of .reg. Once the map is stored in the registry, a system reboot is required to activate it. The mappings stored in the registry work at system level and apply to all users. These mappings cannot be set to work differently depending on the current user.


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