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USB keyboard Ctrl key not working in Windows running on a Macbook Pro

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Hello

I have plugged a standard USB (i.e. non-mac) keyboard in to a Macbook Pro, which is running Windows 7/boot camp, and the Ctrl key does not work. I can't select more than one item, I can't use the keyboard shortcut to copy, paste etc.

Any ideas please?

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by:Experienced Member
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The most likely cause is keyboard. Can you try a different keyboard?  That would be the easiest test.
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by:serialband
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Did you install the Bootcamp drivers?  Are both control keys giving you a problem?  Does the keyboard work in OSX?
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by:Alan Henderson
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Bootcamp and its drivers are for Mac keyboards.

Here are the equivalents for the Windows keyboard:

Keyboard mappings using a PC keyboard on a Macintosh:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970299

You may also find this useful:

Boot Camp: About keyboards and key assignment for Microsoft Windows
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5636?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
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Pressing right-click on the mouse allows multiple selection
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