Can I remap a key in DOS?

  smithdg 12:05 13 Jan 2010

Problem: a slightly damaged keyboard. The "E" key didn't work, so I remapped E to another key using KeyTweak (a neat Windows-based utility). All fine, then I started re-installing Windows without noticing that the 3/£ key doesn't work either. The Windows (XP) Product Key has a "3" in it, so I can't complete the installation! IF I could re-assign the numeral "3" to another key in DOS, then I could complete installation of Windows (and use KeyTweak again). Can a anyone tell me how to do it? Thanks!

  tullie 12:16 13 Jan 2010

Assuming you have a desktop,spend a fiver on a new one,if a laptop,dont know the answer,sorry.

  OTT_B 12:34 13 Jan 2010

Think i'd try levering off the 3 key from the keyboard and manually depressing it. But that's me.

  bjh 12:45 13 Jan 2010

I'm NOT advocating piracy, but there are loads of XP product keys online; if you can find one of these (undoubtedly illegal) keys that doesn't require one of your dud keys, you could install, then change the code to your legit version once installed. I think the jellybean keyfinder allows you to change the XP code.

  smithdg 17:10 13 Jan 2010

Thanks for all suggestions! I found a 3-free product key.

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