Disable "Power off" button on keyboard

On my keyboard I have a power-off button for some reason, which shuts the computer down when pressed. Because of accidents with my 1 year old kid hitting the keys randomly - I would like to disable this "feature".

I am not sure if it is controlled in software at all? I am using Windows 7.
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  1. Change the Windows 7 or Vista Power Buttons to Shut Down/Sleep/Hibernate

    The default action for the Power button on the start menu in Windows 7 is shutdown, and in Vista is Sleep, which isn’t necessarily useful for everybody, so we’ll explain how to change it here.

    Windows 7 makes it really easy – just head into the Start Menu / Taskbar preferences by right-clicking on the start menu and choosing Properties.

    All you need to do is change the drop-down for Power Button Action to whatever you would prefer.

    Source: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/change-the-windows-vista-power-buttons-to-shut-down/

    I hope this helps!

    Brett M,
    Windows Outreach Team
  2. bmathews said:

    The default action for the Power button on the start menu in Windows 7 is shutdown, and in Vista is Sleep, which isn’t necessarily useful for everybody, so we’ll explain how to change it here.


    Thank you for your reply. I have however already changed the default for the Start Menu, what I was referring to is a ordinary physical key/button on my keyboard, labeled "Power". By just pressing that the computer shuts down..
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