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    Can I restore default Windows keyboard shortcuts without a system restore?

    I have somehow reassigned or deactivated the global keyboard shortcut <Ctrl> <Home>. It no longer performs any function in Office, Adobe Reader, Notepad, or any other application. I'm sure it was some inadvertent key combination I entered that did it.

    All the information I've found in multiple sources says to do a system restore, which I would really like to avoid because it would undo a fair amount of changes to my laptop. If I caused the problem through keyboard entry, isn't there some way I can reset to defaults or specifically reassign the original function to this global shortcut without doing a system restore?

    Thank you!

    Dana+

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    What version of Windows?

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    I'm sorry, Joe - I forgot the basic information: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Service Pack 1, running on a Dell Studio 1749 laptop with Core i5 and 8 GB memory

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    If you have software such as Microsoft's Intellitype or Logitech's Setpoint you should be able to easily change the shortcut key combination.

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    I'd like to share an experience I had a few months ago on one of my friends computer who's <Ctrl> <Home> didn't work either plus some of the <windows key> combinations as a result of whatever his kids had done
    --- In his case I replaced his keyboard with a known good keyboard and everything returned back to normal
    --- Whether or not it was an anomaly, I really don't know but it turned out to be an easy attempt to fix his problem and it worked
    I had suspected his <Ctrl> & <Windows key> were defective but they did still work on some combinations
    Good luck

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