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.


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 PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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