Can't Copy & Paste

Hello Guyz!

I just noticed a can't copy & paste I've been cope & pasting with Ctrl+V and Ctrl+C

How can I fix this problem?.....


Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor

Try disabling Aero and see if that helps.
If it does it will probably continue to work if Aero is re-enabled.

Some people have problems with this but most don't.



Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
Different software packages may handle the keyboard shortcuts differently. Are you doing this between two notepads or within a Word document?

Are the keys physically working?

Possibly something you have running may be effecting this. There are net topics about this, so I will do some research. It seems I remember someone had a registry patch, but I do not remember what it was.


Honorable Member
You can try some of these, not in any specific order:

1. Have you tried a different keyboard? The CTRL\SHFT key may be stuck or damaged\shorted from spilled coffee.
2. Try reinstalling the keyboard drivers. (Also, try to SHFT-v\SHFT-c in safe mode. If it works there - it's definitely a problem with the driver.
3. Try to copy\paste with a different shortcut... CRTL-insert to copy and SHFT-insert to paste. If they work, it's a problem with your keyboard.

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