Ctrl-Alt-Delete in Windows on Bootcamp

The Macbook keyboard layout maps “Delete” to backspace which effectively makes it impossible to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete unless you have an external USB keyboard.

The Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit comes with a handy tool called remapkey.exe but if you don’t want to download it, just save this code to a .reg file and double click. It maps the right “Windows” key (The right Apple key) to be a “Delete” button.

keyboardremap.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,53,e0,5c,e0,00,00,00,00

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, and holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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