Mac Air running Windows 7 - no ctrl alt del?

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  1. wburns macrumors newbie

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    Just installed windows 7 on my MacBook air (older one) The only way I can now sign in is through the the on screen keyboard - On XP you could simulate ctrl alt del with fn control option command and delete. Anyone know the key combination on windows 7? Thanks
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    If you are looking for the task manager, it is Ctrl+Shift+Esc on Windows 7.
     
  3. wburns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Crtl Shift Esc does not work

    Crtl Shift Esc works to bring up task manager but does not work as Crtl Alt Del to sign on

    I will remember the combination the next time I need task manager
     
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I think you have to press fn+control+option+delete

    Sorry I don't have a picture of the macbook air keyboard in front of me, but this works on my regular macbook.
     
  5. wburns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Must be the delete key

    Anything using the delete key does not seem to work. Tried all the combinations without success. When I open the On Screen Keyboard and hit the keys you can see them all work except the delete key. Also noticed that the right click - two fingers on the pad also does not work anymore?
     
  6. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Did you install the bootcamp drivers from the snow leopard dvd? Once that is done, the delete key on your macbook air is equivalent to a 'backspace' key on a regular PC keyboard. To access the real delete function, you must hold 'function' + 'delete'.

     

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