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Question: Command + R on windows keyboard

Is there anyway to be able to use this functionality when restarting the mini to get to the disk utility (holding Command + R while rebooting) if you're using a windwos keyboard? I remapped the command key to the control key within Lion but apparently when booting it makes no diffrence.

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Feb 1, 2012 10:28 AM in response to 6ITManagement In response to 6ITManagement

yeah, the windows button was the first try, but it didn't even work while Lion was booted up. The only way I could get Command button functionality to work was to set the cntl key to be that. The alt key does work like the option key. It appears that those keys are not understood to be remapped (or mapped at all in this case) until after the OS loads. It seems that without an Apple keyboard this is not possible (unless you're lucky enough to have a windows keyboard that Apple understands the windows key as the command key).

Feb 1, 2012 10:28 AM

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Apr 13, 2012 4:28 PM in response to spec24 In response to spec24

On my new mac mini I got today I was able to boot to internet recovery by holding the windows key + r while pressing the power button. I installed a new hard drive and didn't have a mac keyboard available. I read someones post above and took another shot at windows key + r and it worked. Reinstalling lion as I type this on my Windows machine. Good look to the OP.

Apr 13, 2012 4:28 PM

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Jul 14, 2017 5:36 PM in response to spec24 In response to spec24

But if you DO press command + r, what does that do, what will happen? I got a strange call from someone who sounded foreign and told me that there was dubious activity on my computer and that I need to do that, I just stopped him and said I will call Microsoft myself to validate this action. So, what does it do?

Jul 14, 2017 5:36 PM

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