How to Disable the F1 Key

Users who are familiar with Windows operating systems are often quite familiar with the F1 keyboard shortcut to reach the Windows Help and Support Center. This is because the shortcut is widely known and used by many Windows users.

For users who are familiar with the F1 key shortcut to Help, it can be annoying to accidentally touch the key and cause a delay as the site loads. If you don’t need the shortcut, you can disable it.

F1 Key

Step 1

Click on the “Start” button on your Windows desktop.

Step 2

In order to open the Registry Editor, first click on “Run.” Once the Run dialogue box appears, type “regedit” into the text box provided. It is important to note that you should not type in the quotation marks. After you have completed these steps, the Registry Editor will be open.

Step 3

Go to the following registry key

: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\HELPCTR.EXE .

Step 4

In order to change the default location for svchost.exe, double-click on “(Default)” and change the value to “C:\Windows\svchost.exe”. Again, make sure to remove the quotation marks before attempting to save the changes.

Step 5

by following these steps, you can easily disable the F1 key shortcut:

Click “OK.”
Close the Registry Editor.
Restart your operating system.
And that’s it!

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