Windows 10 every time I enter the "<" character the windows system center is displayed

I have windows 10 pro. Something happened where every time I use the less than symbol "<", windows setting center pops up and the key stroke does not get recorded. Makes it very hard to write HTML / PHP without that character.

If I need to I will re-install windows, but there must be a simple setting i am missing....
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Sometimes the system thinks that the Ctrl, Alt, or Shift keys are down when they are not.  Try tapping each of them once to see if that changes anything.
test also with an external keyboard -  and disable the laptop keyboard
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NerdsOfTechTechnology ScientistCommented:
First, use an external keyboard to test as @nobus mentioned. Press the same key.

Was the behavior replicated?

If not:
the laptop keyboard may have damage (liquid, etc.) and will need replacement.

If the behavior repeated:
Check to see if NUM LOCK is on. On laptops, NUM LOCK is sometimes ON at boot up. In this case, the < key might correspond to a number pad key or alternate symbol.

Check if Fn lock is on next. Sometimes this corresponds to a custom shortcut made by the laptop manufacturer (in this case it might be settings).
you could also boot from a live cd, and test the keyboard keys
sqlagent007Author Commented:
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Please post what fixed your issue.
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