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How To Disable F1 Help RRS feed

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  • I have Windows 10 on an Asus laptop. I believe my F1 key on this keyboard is malfunctioning as randomly I will end up with around 100 open F1 help windows. This use to happen before I upgraded to windows 10 & I was able to disable the F1 key, which did fix the issue.  How can I disable it again with Windows 10?
    Donnerstag, 26. November 2015 19:31

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  • Hi KellyH7,

    The main issue is to disable the "Help" feature, right?

    We could try the following command line to rename the "HelpPane.exe" and "HelpPane.exe". Save it as a .bat file, right click it to run it as administrator.

    "takeown /f "%WINDIR%\HelpPane.exe"
    icacls "%WINDIR%\HelpPane.exe" /grant Administrators:F
    ren "%WINDIR%\HelpPane.exe" "HelpPane.exe.bak"

    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\winhlp32.exe"
    icacls "%WINDIR%\winhlp32.exe" /grant Administrators:F
    ren "%WINDIR%\winhlp32.exe" "winhlp32.exe.bak""

    If I have misunderstood the issue, please feel free to let me know that.

    Best regards


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    Freitag, 27. November 2015 07:55
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  • I have already done virus scans & verified there is no virus
    Donnerstag, 26. November 2015 19:31
  • This use to happen before I upgraded to windows 10 & I was able to disable the F1 key, which did fix the issue.  How can I disable it again with Windows 10?

    Sounds like it is time to get a new keyboard (or clean the one that you have).   <eg>

    Otherwise perhaps you used a third-party macro program to nullify that key?

    https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/misc/Override.htm

    (BING search for
        keyboard macro disable
    )



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Donnerstag, 26. November 2015 21:11
  • Hi KellyH7,

    The main issue is to disable the "Help" feature, right?

    We could try the following command line to rename the "HelpPane.exe" and "HelpPane.exe". Save it as a .bat file, right click it to run it as administrator.

    "takeown /f "%WINDIR%\HelpPane.exe"
    icacls "%WINDIR%\HelpPane.exe" /grant Administrators:F
    ren "%WINDIR%\HelpPane.exe" "HelpPane.exe.bak"

    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\winhlp32.exe"
    icacls "%WINDIR%\winhlp32.exe" /grant Administrators:F
    ren "%WINDIR%\winhlp32.exe" "winhlp32.exe.bak""

    If I have misunderstood the issue, please feel free to let me know that.

    Best regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Freitag, 27. November 2015 07:55
    Moderator