Settings To Disable Caps Lock Key In Windows XP And Vista

You will not find any default function in your system to disable the Windows Caps Lock function. However, some of us want to disable it for whatsoever reason, for example you may have to disable it to avoid entering a cap-locked password or else to play tricks with your friends PC. All you have to is some changes and modifications in your Windows Registry.

You can follow in order to disable Caps Lock in your Windows XP or Vista OS.

  • Fist of all, copy and paste  following lines into your notepad

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
“Scancode Map”=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00

  • Save the file as “nocapslock.reg“. You have to ensure that file name is nocapslock and file format is “.reg” not as nocapslock.reg.txt.
  • Now run the “nocapslock.reg” file by just double clicking on it. A confirmation massage will be prompted.
  • Just click on “Yes”
  • Restart your PC and you will notice that Caps Lock key is not functioning.

To restore back the Caps Lock key, just follow steps given below:

  • Open your Registry Editor. Then navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout
  • Remove the entire file named as “Scancode Map” or just delete the Scancode Map value.
  • As an alternate way to do this, copy and paste following lines into your notepad.
  • Run this file in the same way as you did before to disable caps lock key

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
“Scancode Map”=-

  • Finally restart your PC. Now your Caps Lock is enabled again.


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