Disabling certain Winkey shortcuts?

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  1. daunow

    daunow MDL Novice

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    ghacks.net/2015/03/22/how-to-disable-specific-global-hotkeys-in-windows/

    Anyone knows how I can do this? the anniversary update has messed up with it, and I can no longer disable certain Hotkeys I want.
     
  2. daunow

    daunow MDL Novice

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    I am guessing you found an answer or did you make an useless post telling me to google what I've already googled?
     
  3. abbodi1406

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    Windows Features: Device Lockdown > Keyboard Filter
     
  4. KNARZ

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    #4 KNARZ, Aug 8, 2016
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    Enterprise / Embedded / IoT only.
    And I guess Education, but as this is a special none GA Edition it's out of my view to analyse things.
     
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  5. abbodi1406

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    It's added to Pro as well, along with most or all other Enterprise specific packages

    but i'm not sure or tested if they work correctly and don't require Enterprise license, even on Pro edition
     
  6. PhaseDoubt

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    What am I missing? You can’t just ignore them or are you wanting to do some reassigning but that's been prevented?
     
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    #7 KNARZ, Aug 8, 2016
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  8. abbodi1406

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    I thought so
    Pro no longer can be upgraded to Ent, only Edu

    and the end user is supposed to figure why an available feature is not working on his Pro :g:
     
  9. KNARZ

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    Okay? Didn't test it but spp folder has Enterprise Sku in it, so why not Upgradeable? - Seems to be some last minute decision.
     
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  10. 100

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    It consists of a service and a kernel-mode driver (kbldfltr.sys). The kernel-mode driver is necessary because no user-mode process can directly access keyboard devices or filter raw input (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Del).

    Anyway, the service appears to use the SLGetWindowsInformationDWORD call to query the license value, so patching it should be trivial. :rolleyes:
     
  11. abbodi1406

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    #11 abbodi1406, Aug 8, 2016
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    They removed the upgrade path, and replace it with Enterprise license pack
    meaning, Pro can be activated with Enterprise key without upgrading
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/1257712

    this comination include three editions:
    ProfessionalEducation - Professional - Enterprise
    all three accept each other keys
     
  12. KNARZ

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    Ah okay, that makes sense, so technically (on file base) you install enterprise with all mentioned editions. just the system license / tokens.dat SKU changes with the right key so features gets unlocked. It's really time to come up with some ProductPolicy reg-key glitching. ;)
     
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  13. hb860

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    So, they removed even this simple tweak from Pro?
    What is in their mind? Morons! :mad:
     
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  14. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Not sure which tweak you mean?!
     
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  15. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    The ability to disable win keys for sure.
    If I got this right, now it is possible only with Ent/Edu editions.
     
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  16. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Was Keyboard Filter available in Pro?
    Or do you man the regular Policy? "NoWinKeys"? - This one isn't working for some while.

    Btw. I did a new Version of Visual Boot Experience (BCD) Settings (but didn't publish yet). But I guess some of the values are just broken by Microsoft and don't work since 8.1 / 10?
     
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    #17 hb860, Aug 9, 2016
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    Ah!
    So, this trick still worx?
    Can't check it myself right now, busy with Linux atm.
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    Update: yes it still works.
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    IDK, I can say the trick to show the boot options screen (F1-F10) seems to be working. I have it enabled on my secondary PC. Have not tested the spinning logo and messages.
    In Windows 8.1, everything works.
     
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  18. daunow

    daunow MDL Novice

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    #18 daunow, Aug 9, 2016
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    Yeah I upgraded to Enterprise a while ago and couldn't upgrade to the anniversary version turns out it was a program I had, but you definitely cannot go back to pro after going to enterprise, from what I know.

    msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt587088%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Requirements

    Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education.

    Well, I guess I miss out on this feature.

    Thanks a lot for the answer, weird I didn't find this on google.


    Doesn't work for me, on the anniversary update.
     
  19. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    What exactly? Boot options or that Win key trick?
     
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  20. daunow

    daunow MDL Novice

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    The Winkey trick.