I've been programming for over 30 years and I learned to type on the older Televideo and original PC keyboards that had the Control key next to the 'A' key, where CAPS LOCK is located. Windows has a registry entry that allows you to remap the keyboard, but there's a wrinkle. The entry you have to edit is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, which you need administrative rights to edit. Windows XP used to allow per-user keyboard remapping by editing the same entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER. For some asinine reason, this was dropped in Windows 7 and remains gone in Win8. With more and more companies locking down their computers and not allowing local admin rights, it is becoming problematic. I literally suffer pain and need to go to doctors if I have to use the Control key in its "default" location. Why did Microsoft take away the per-user functionality? Is there a chance of it coming back in Windows 10? Is there another solution that doesn't require administrative privileges. I looked into AutoHotKey, but it downloads as an installable file that requires admin rights to install it. What good is that? Are there any alternatives for a locked down computer running Windows 7 or greater that don't require an installation?