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Winkey 1-Key Test (Manual)

This test displays a UI of the keyboard and requires you to press every key on the physical keyboard as prompted on the UI.

If the key that is prompted on the UI is not present on the physical keyboard (for example, the right Windows logo key), you can click the key on the UI and skip testing that key. Ignoring an unsupported key in this way does not cause the physical keyboard to fail the overall test.

After you test all the keys as prompted, the physical keyboard has passed the test.

Test details


Associated requirements


See the device hardware requirements.


Windows 7 (x64)
Windows 7 (x86)
Windows RT (ARM-based)
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 RT 8.1
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.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device.Input Testing.

More information

When the test runs, you must complete these steps:

  1. When the Windows key UI appears for the first time, click Install Driver. The system restarts.

  2. When the Windows key UI appears for the second time (after you log back on), click Run test.

  3. When the Windows key UI appears for the third time, click Install Driver. This returns the test computer to its previous state so that you can run subsequent tests.



Parameter Description


Specifies the Plug and Play (PnP) ID of the device to be tested.

Example: ACPI\PNP0303\43BB74590

Command syntax


Command option Description

Winkey.exe /d “[WDKDeviceID]” /s 1 /a

Runs the test.

File list


File Location





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