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I just bought a new keyboard (Inca IWS-549). The keyboard has a nice style and 18 multimedia keys. But among them at the left, I have the shutdown key (just above the esc key). If I touch it, the system shut downs and it's super sensitive. I want to disable this key. How can I do this?

I tried using keytweak, but first I have to press that key to change it which is impossible since the system shutdowns whenever I try that.

Any idea?

I am using windows 7.

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Go to Control Panel > Power Options > Advanced > When I Press the Power Button on My Computer

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Choose “Ask me what to do” and now when that button is pressed, you get the computer shutdown options.

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    Was that that simple? Thank you very much:) i thought those options only works for physical buttons on the tower. I had no option such as "ask me what to do" so i chose "do nothing" which is better for me. Sep 24, 2014 at 12:26
  • Glad to help, Dude :) Sep 24, 2014 at 12:31
  • Works on the actual power button on the laptop but not for the media key on my keyboard. Feb 28, 2017 at 11:21
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    I don't think this is the appropriate answer. What the question asks is "power button on keyborard", not the "power button on case"
    – Scott Chu
    Feb 3, 2018 at 14:06
  • This works for both of them, that's the point:) Feb 5, 2018 at 9:08

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