After installing VMWare’s enhanced keyboard driver on Windows 7 the host keyboard is no longer functional.
A workaround suggested in this post does not work because when I click on the Properties key I am getting error “Error opening key – Access is denied”.
When I run RegEdit as Administrator I observe same symptoms. Permissions for Properties fails to apply permissions with the same “Access is denied“
Device Manager lists two failed HID devices of USB keyboard type corresponding to my keyboard and mouse (the latter has extra keys).
Device status says “its configuration in the registry is incomplete or damaged”
Rebooting with last known good configuration has not fixed the issue.
I suspect that uninstalling the VMWare’s enhanced keyboard driver will not solve the broken registry problem.
How do I get my keyboard working?