Windows 10: My pc thinks the windows key is being held down even though it’s not

Discus and support My pc thinks the windows key is being held down even though it’s not in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So i was playing gta v and before long while i started playing since i have wasd as my keybinds when im pressing w it closes gta and brings up... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Jared Ohse, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. My pc thinks the windows key is being held down even though it’s not


    So i was playing gta v and before long while i started playing since i have wasd as my keybinds when im pressing w it closes gta and brings up whiteboard, i tested this by pressing r and s, which opened run and search respectively, this is not a problem i’ve only seen with my current pc, my old desktop with a different keyboard and everything ran into the same problems also should i mention my keyboard has a windows key on the left and right sideSpecs: Processor: Amd ryzen 5 3500 6-core processor 3.59GHzRam: 16GbSystem type: X64 operating system and processor

    :)
     
    Jared Ohse, Jul 22, 2021
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    Hi John,



    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.



    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. I’ll certainly help you with this.

    Before we proceed, please answer the following questions to help you better.

    • Does this issue occur only while using the Microsoft Office Suite?
    • What is the exact error message that you get?

    Check if the Sticky Keys and Toggle keys are turned on. If yes, I suggest you to turn it off. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Press Windows key + I and click on Ease of Access.
    • Click on Keyboard tab.
    • Turn off Sticky Keys and Toggle keys.
    • Check if the issue persist.

    Keep us posted with the status of the issue to assist you further.



    Thank you.
     
    Azaruddin Syed, Jul 22, 2021
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    My problem: A required privilege is not held by the client shows up when I try to run any executable file. I am the only administrator on all household PC's. I have at least five Windows 10 PC's in the household.

    For a couple of months I had my problem on only one desktop PC (v1909) which I have dealt with by using Safe Mode when I absolutely had to do so. As of today I can add one laptop (v2004) to my list with this problem. I read the one post that I could find and I tried the suggestion today on both of the problem PC's to no avail. (Tweaking.com's cautious repair tool, observing the cautious steps, and apply only the relevant fixes for permissions.) I have at least one other PC with v2004 and no privilege problem and at least one other PC with v1909 and no privilege problem.

    Previously I had tried these six methods:
    1. Run the Program as Administrator
    2. Use Command Prompt to run the file
    3. Disable The Admin Approval Mode
    4. Disable UAC using Registry Editor
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    6. Take ownership of the Root Drive

    Thank you for any new suggestions or known fixes . . . .
     
    yrralrellim, Jul 22, 2021
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  4. My pc thinks the windows key is being held down even though it’s not

    Unidentified key held down

    I know my issue is a little bit hard to explain, so I recorded it on video, and the link is at the end.

    My computer behaves as if I have a key held down. When I hover with my mouse over the taskbar, over open files on windows 10 I am supposed to see a small preview, right? But it doesn't show the preview unless I move my mouse around, and then its sort of blinking. Also, when I play different games, they behave as if I pressed the wrong button.

    So I wanted to know at first which button is held down on my keyboard, so I went into this Javascript Key Event Test Script: Javascript Key Event Tester

    The tester should, in theory, show key events, and it shows that an unidentified button is held down.

    In firefox, it shows this:

    My pc thinks the windows key is being held down even though it’s not rEShN.png

    In Microsoft Edge it shows this:

    My pc thinks the windows key is being held down even though it’s not gOr7A.png

    Even if I disconnect my keyboard, it still insists I'm holding down this "unidentified button".

    Restarting didn't help.

    • I tried uninstalling the keyboard driver.
    • I even tried to recover old version, and hard-resetting the computer back to the manufacturer settings, the problem is still there.

    I don't know if it is related in any way (I think it isn't) I'm using an all-in-one PC, it has a touch screen. I already disabled the touch screen and the problem is still there. There no other hardware other than my mouse (and the problem is still there if I disconnect my mouse, too).

    English is not my main language, and I'm not very good at computers, I am sorry in advance.

    I tried to record the issue, so here's the video:
     
    Natty Zepko, Jul 22, 2021
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