How get Ctrl-Alt-Del using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator?

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  1. pullman macrumors 6502

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    I wish to use a Magic Keyboard (first version) on my Windows PC at work. The IT department has installed the Windows Keyboard Layout Creator for me. Does anyone know how to get the Ctrl-Alt-Del combo to work with this application?

    Thanks very much in advance
    Philip
     
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  3. pullman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately not. The keys need to be remapped but I don't know how to do that.

     
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    I use an old wired apple keyboard on my iMac and ctl+alt+delete works for me. I don't use your specific keyboard but out of the box the recommended key combo works for me.
     
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    Thanks Mike. You write iMac - are you using able to use ctrl-alt-delete in Windows over Boot Camp or a virtual machine? That could explain it.

    On my Windows 7 machine it doesn't work. I've tried every combo suggested online.

     
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    What would amount as bootcamp. I manually installed windows, so I'm basically running windows natively and not virtualized.
     
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    Ok, then I can only assume the combo works because Windows runs on the Mac. Some driver or such must enable the keys.

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    Yes. I've tried every combo listed online. Nothing works.

     
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    if you haven't, try the latest bootcamp drivers and see if that helps. regardless if its bootcamp or a straight windows install, it has various apple component drivers.
     
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    But I can't install those on a PC. I'm in a Windows 7 machine (non-Mac).
     
  11. rshrugged, Aug 18, 2016
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    As you probably know, that key sequence has a special relationship to Windows. It's possible that your IT dept, either deliberately or inadvertantly, placed a domain policy on your client. Have you checked with them?
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    In the chance you're trying to remap those keys, there are some keys that that isn't allowed :


    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh967419.aspx
     
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    I've used the boot camp drivers on pic builds to get drivers for mice/keyboards in the past..unless somethings changed idk.
     
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    Yes. Apple has a driver for these keyboards you can use. If you would like, shoot me a private message with your email address and I can email you a copy of it. I have all of the Boot Camp versions saved due to my job as an IT team lead.

    You cannot install the whole Boot Camp package, but the specific keyboard driver you can.
     

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