Disabling PrintScreen key

Posted on 2006-04-04
Last Modified: 2009-04-29

My question is simple. How do I completely disable PrintScreen key (KeyCode 44 )?
I want Windows to completely ignore that key.
Is it possible to do something like that?

The reason I wan't to do that is becouse I have some buggy, no-name PS2-to-USB converter which sends PrintScreen code every time I press SHIFT + Arrow key.

Is there some way to cancel PrintScreen key before Windows makes Screen shot?
I can accept answers in C#,  Visual Basic .NET or C++ (Visual Studio .NET 2002 or 2003)

P.S. I already tried asking this question in differnet TA and taking different approaches (like trying to disable Windows 'screen shot' function), but I didn't get a sollution.

Question by:dbrckovi
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    Assisted Solution

    Try the steps in this page:

    It's not a tutorial per se, but you can use the information in there to remap the printscreen key's scancode to do something else (or map it to something that does nothing).
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    Author Comment


    Both answers are great, but hes provided exact values that should be entered, so I accepted his answer.

    BTW. I should mention that solution provided by hes is not working literally as it's described (at least not on my Win XP Pro)
    So I had to use regedit to create those keys and values.


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