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Windows Key Test (Manual)

This 2-part test confirms that the keyboard implements the Windows logo key by using the expected scan code and virtual key code. If the keyboard implements a left and right Windows logo key, both keys are tested individually.

During the test, you must respond to prompts that appear on the screen.

InputTest.exe is not supported on the ARM platform.

Test details


Associated requirements


See the device hardware requirements.


Windows 7 (x64)
Windows 7 (x86)
Windows 8 (x64)
Windows 8 (x86)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2003 x64
Windows Server 2003 x86
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Vista Client x64
Windows Vista Client x86

Expected run time

~2 minutes





Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: Keyboard Testing Prerequisites.

Make sure that the keyboard under test is the only keyboard that is connected to the computer.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device.Input Testing.

More information

The application captures all keyboard input by using a low-level hook. While you are running the test, the keyboard will not work in other applications. System commands such as Ctrl+Alt+Delete function normally.

The test has two views: setup view and execution view. In the setup view, select whether the keyboard implements left, right, or both Windows logo keys. In the execution view, you're prompted to press the Windows logo keys. If the test returns the expected scan code and virtual key code, the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK) Manager displays Pass and the color changes from yellow to green. When the test passes, the test summary displays Pass and the color changes to green. To complete the test, click Submit Results. You can reset the test at any time by clicking Reset Test.

Command syntax


Command Description


Runs the test, allow the user to select from one of three possible tests.


Runs the test with the Windows Key test job selected.

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