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How to enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen

The status of the NUM LOCK key is specific for each user, and it is disabled by default. If you want the NUM LOCK key enabled for use before a user presses CTRL+ALT+DEL to log on (the logon desktop), you need to edit the registry. To enable NUM LOCK for the Logon desktop (shown when no user is logged on), use the steps below:

  • Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following location:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
  • Double-click the value InitialKeyboardIndicators
  • Set the value-data from 0 to 2
  • Close Regedit
To undo the above, change the InitialKeyboardIndicators value back to 0

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disable num lock


Deskop or Laptop seems to be a contradiction >????

The num lock (number or numeric lock) can become annoying if you tend to accidentally hit the num lock key on your laptop and turn it on or off.
Disabling the num lock completely involves editing the system registry.
Before performing such edits, always save and back up your computer information in case you make a mistake, as the system registry controls many aspects of your computer's operation.
Once you have disabled the num lock on your laptop, you must edit the system registry again to re-enable that function.

Close all windows and programs that are running on your computer.
Press the "Windows" key and the "R" key simultaneously to open the "Run" dialog box.

Type "regedit" without the quotation marks, then press "Enter."
Click the "+" symbol next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then select the "+" symbol next to "Control Panel."
Click on "Keyboard."
Double-click "IntitialKeyboardIndicators."
Enter "0" (the number zero) in the "Value Data" field to disable the num lock after logon, or enter "1" (the number one) to disable the num lock entirely.
Click "OK," then close the registry by clicking the "X" in the upper right corner of the registry window.
Restart your computer.
To re-enable num lock, follow the same process, but change the "Value Data" to "2."


http://www.softwarehowtos.com/article-how-to-disable-or-enable-the-num-lock-key-at-startup-1244448193.html

Oct 09, 2013 | Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop Computer PC...

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num lock


If you use the number pad frequently during your daily computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when the computer starts up.
You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways: one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to create a small script in Notepad.
Activate Num Lock Through the Registry
Enter the registry and navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\." Double-click on the value labeled "IntitialKeyboardIndicators," which has a value of 0,1 or 2.
Change the value to "2" to turn Num Lock on after logon, "0" to turn Num Lock off after logon and "1" to disable Num Lock.
Create a Num Lock Script
Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num Lock state.
Depending on where you place the script, you can activate the script for a single user or all users on the computer. Open Notepad and paste the following code
"set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"
Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the quotes to change the notepad file to a script.
Paste the file in the directory "Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" to enable Num Lock for all users by default.
For a single user, copy it to their startup folder instead of All Users.
Enter the BIOS
Enter your computer's BIOS before Windows boots up to change the integrated Num Lock settings.
Depending on your motherboard manufacturer, different key combinations allow you to access the BIOS.
Common keys include "F1," "F2," "Del," "ESC" or "F10."
Consult your computer's documentation for specifics.
Navigate through the basic or advanced options until you find a section dedicated to enable or disable Num Lock on boot.
Enable in Linux
Linux is an alternate operating system.
While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also change the process through the options if using KDE Linux.
Navigate to "Control Panel" and click "Peripherals." Select "Keyboard" and select the option "Turn on" under the heading labeled "NumLock on KDE Startup."

How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879

How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529

May 15, 2013 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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CAPS WORK BUT LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON


Step 1:
If you use the number pad frequently during your daily computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when the computer starts up. You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways: one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to create a small script in Notepad.

Activate Num Lock Through the Registry Enter the registry and navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\." Double-click on the value labeled "IntitialKeyboardIndicators," which has a value of 0,1 or 2. Change the value to "2" to turn Num Lock on after logon, "0" to turn Num Lock off after logon and "1" to disable Num Lock. Create a Num Lock Script Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num Lock state. Depending on where you place the script, you can activate the script for a single user or all users on the computer. Open Notepad and paste the following code "set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}" Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the quotes to change the notepad file to a script. Paste the file in the directory "Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" to enable Num Lock for all users by default. For a single user, copy it to their startup folder instead of All Users. Enter the BIOS Enter your computer's BIOS before Windows boots up to change the integrated Num Lock settings. Depending on your motherboard manufacturer, different key combinations allow you to access the BIOS. Common keys include "F1," "F2," "Del," "ESC" or "F10." Consult your computer's documentation for specifics. Navigate through the basic or advanced options until you find a section dedicated to enable or disable Num Lock on boot. Enable in Linux Linux is an alternate operating system. While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also change the process through the options if using KDE Linux. Navigate to "Control Panel" and click "Peripherals." Select "Keyboard" and select the option "Turn on" under the heading labeled "NumLock on KDE Startup."

How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879 How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529

Feb 25, 2013 | HP Pavilion Computers & Internet

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my numbers keypad is not working


Step 1:
Laptop or Desktop ?
ENABLE NUMLOCK KEYS USING REGITRY Check the LED light that indicates whether or not the Number Lock is enabled. If the light is on, press the "Num Lock" key on your keyboard. Look for the light to turn off, signaling that the Number Lock has been disabled. Change your Number Lock status at start up (Number Lock is disabled on start-up by default). Click "Start," then "Run" and type "regedit" to pull up the Windows Registry. Open the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\" folder, then subsequently open the "Control Panel\" and "Keyboard\" folders. Double-click on "InitialKeyboardIndicators" and change its Data Value to "1," to disable Number Lock on start-up. A value of "2" would turn the Number Lock on after you log in, while a "0" value would result in it turning off after you log in.

CHANGE THE DEFAULT NUMLOCK KEY b> Go to the Start menu. From the Start menu choose "Run." Type in "regedit." Hit "OK" to open the regedit application. This allows you to change your computer's default settings. Navigate to the keyboard's default settings. Using the navigation bar at the left, choose "HKey_Users" then "Default" then "Control Panel" and finally "Keyboard." Look at the right side of the window. On the right are the various default options you can change for your keyboard. Double click on "InitialKeyboardIndicators" to change the NumLock default. A window will pop up. Change the NumLock default by entering a 0 or 2 in the "Value Data" field. Enter a 0 to have the NumLock set to off by default. To set the NumLock to on by default, enter 2. Hit the "OK" button to save your changes. Restart you computer. Your NumLock default changes will not take effect until your computer has been restarted.

Feb 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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what is does the blue light with the 9 in a lock above the keyboard mean. and how do i turn it off. dell latitude e5510


9 in a lock light:
Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled. Turn NumLk off by toggling the key.


You can change it in System Setup. Under Post Behavior heading.
Press to enter System Setup and make changes to user-definable settings. If you have trouble entering System Setup using this key, press when the keyboard lights first flash.

Use the checkbox to enable / disable the Num Lock LED when the system boots.

The factory default setting is Enabled.

May 21, 2011 | Dell Latitude E5510 Notebook PC

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