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Can I disable Sleep Button

It was a serious design flaw to put the Sleep button just above the Esc botton on your keyboard. I never use the Sleep button (purposely) but use the Esc button often. It is easy to hit the Sleep button by accident and then I have to wait until the PC goes to sleep before I can wake it up again. Is there a way to disable this Sleep button?

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If you are using Vista ... control panel.... system and maintenance.... Power Options. On the left there is an option for "Choose what the power buttons do" You can disable the sleep button there. C'mon Compaq... get a brain!! Who's dumb idea was it to put the sleep button there?

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If you are using vista ... control panel.... system and maintenance.... power options ..... set it to high performance..... you will drain your battery quickly on a laptop but if you always run it on ac it's not a worry.

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