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F1 key Malfunction

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Timone, Mar 5, 2007.

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  1. Timone

    Timone Thread Starter

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    I have a laptop with a F1 key Malfunction, when Windows XP loads and my desktop appears it then loads help and support continuously, finally locking up the system.
    My question is how can i stop F1 from running help, is there some windows service that i can turn off permanently? :confused: So that the F1 key means nothing? Replacing the keyboard is not an option for me at this time!

    Thanks
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    You can disable the Help and Support service from the Services management console (Start > Run > services.msc), or from a cmd prompt: sc stop helpsvc, then sc config helpsvc start= disabled.
     
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