Thursday, February 19, 2015
Some laptops (e.g. Dell Precisions) provide an alternate key sequence that can simulate the Break key:
You can also get this working by adding a new KEY to the Registry. (this example is based on using Microsoft Windows7 Professional)
1) clcik the START, then type REGEDIT into the search box. This will start the registry editor.
2) Explore the Registry, expanding each element HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -SYSTEM -Current Control Set - Control - Keyboard Layout
Click on the Scancode Map, and EDIT the key values to match that shown below.i.e. to have values of : 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,46,e0,44,00,00,00,00,00
Once Done you will need to re-boot your laptop, but after that you can use <Ctrl><F10> as the pause/Break Key.
(Option)If you want you can copy/Paste the text below into a *.txt file.Save the file onto your desktop and rename as New_Reg_Key.reg because of the *.reg extension you can then double_click the file to add the new registry key.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,46,e0,44,00,00,00,00,00
results match your keyword(s)