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Is there a registry key that disables the keyboard (XP/Vista) without reboot?

I can reload the registry hive through a couple different methods (kill and restart explorer.exe is the most popular but there are cleaner ways), but i need a key that doesn't require a reboot to take effect.

for example, the following key will disable the keyboard, but it won't update when i reload the registry hive:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response\Flags

There are keys that take effect when the registry hive is reloaded, but the key that i listed will not. So, like I said, I need a registry key that will take effect when I reload the registry hive. A key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER is preferred, but I suppose a key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE will work as well.

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Is there a registry key that disables the keyboard (XP/Vista) without reboot?

I can reload the registry hive through a couple different methods (kill and restart explorer.exe is the most popular but there are cleaner ways), but i need a key that doesn't require a reboot to take effect.

for example, the following key will disable the keyboard, but it won't update when i reload the registry hive:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response\Flags

There are keys that take effect when the registry hive is reloaded, but the key that i listed will not. So, like I said, I need a registry key that will take effect when I reload the registry hive. A key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER is preferred, but I suppose a key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE will work as well.

If you know the key and the command to put in there, export that key and edit it to reflect a turn on and turn off reg files. Once the file is double clicked and merged to the registry, it should take effect rigth away under XP.

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yeah, i'm having no problem changing the key.

i'm having a problem finding a key that i can change that locks the keyboard, and when the registry is notified and updated, the changes take effect.

currently, i can change the value, and i see the new value in regedit (so obviously, the change has been recorded in the registry), but the change isn't taking effect. i think it's not updating simply because a restart is absolutely required for this change to take effect. some registry keys don't need a restart, so i'm trying to find a registry key that doesnt need a restart to take effect (assuming that it will take effect after i can reload the registry hive)

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