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How do I disable the Dell Direct Media Key on Dell Inspiron 1525

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Last week I accidently hit the Dell Direct Media Key it brought up a Dell Media Direct Home page and then an error message.  Dell support could not get my system to reboot even with a reinstall with the Direct Media and Vista OS Boot disk.  I had to be sent a new hard drive.  I have heard this happened to a coworker as well.  Is there a way I can disable or reprogram the key to do something else so I don't accidently hit it again and lose all my stuff that's not currently backed up?  
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I dont think you can, unless you delete it in hard drive. In order to do that, you will have to go thru OS installation and delete it on the way.
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