Gratuitous space battles Help "V" key not working!

Hello, I just now bought Gratuitous space battles through Steam and I tried to register it, as I typed in my serial code I noticed that the for some reason when I press the “V” key the game completely ignores it(preventing me from registering the game) as you can see the problem is not in my keyboard as I can type “v” perfectly here, only the game doesn’t accept it.
What can I do?

I’m having this same problem on the Steam version for Windows 7, and I attempted the fix above, but it didn’t work.

The steam version was patched yesterday to fix this problem.