In order to solve the problem, I searched for information on how to remap keys in Windows. It turns out that doing so manually is quite complex because you need to fiddle with a cryptic key in the registry (how not!). Fortunately, there is a little free utility that simplifies this process: SharpKeys.
This tool lets you remap any physical key on your keyboard to any other one you can imagine. To my surprise, you can even remap your keys to those multimedia functions found in new keyboards, which comes great to control the media player. For example: F14 to go to the previous track, F15 to toggle between play and pause and F16 to go to the next track. I have been using a similar setup to control iTunes with SizzlingKeys and is certainly a comfortable configuration.
Think about it: your keyboard surely has some keys that you do not ever use and which could be mapped to become useful! (And this applies to any OS.)
Hmm... too much Windows-related posts in a row. The next one will be different; promise!