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Want numlock on as default at start up

Work networked computers previously had numlock on as default at start up and log on. But now default is off. This is a pain, especially since my password is mostly numbers. Also no need for numlock as arrow keys and home etc keys have their own dedicated keys anyway so number pad does not need to be dual use. Tried control panel keyboard but no option there. I don't have administrator rights so maybe not seeing the option. Asked IT and they were as useful as they usually are.



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  • jhenson449 Oct 18, 2008

    I pressed F2 but the only keyboard bit I could find was in post behaviour

    it had a numlock option which was already on and toggling it had no effect -?something to do with self test status?

    Either works new dell doesn't have this opion in bios or I am too stupid to find it but sounded promising




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There is an option in the BIOS setup to turn the NUMLOCK ON when the computer boots. If you know how to get to the BIOS, it should be easy to find on one of the menus.

If you do not know how to get into the BIOS, watch when the computer first begins booting. It should say something like, "For Setup Press <Whatever Key>". You only have a few seconds to press the stated key. Once in, search for the option for NUMLOCK. When you are done look for "Save and Exit".

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My numbers keypad is not working

Step 1:
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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.

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Annoyed that your Num Lock key isn't on when you start your PC?

Here's a quick tip to ensure your numlock key stays "ON" by default when the computer starts.
1. log off your PC to the Ctrl-Alt-Del screen
2. Turn on the NumLock key
3. Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del (like you are about to log on)
4. Don't log on, hit the "shut down" button to turn off your PC

This saves the numlock key in the "ON" position by default when the PC starts.

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For current user:
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  3. Change the value from 0 to 2
For all users:
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When i typed my password it dosent enter to the setup.

his causes the customers to have troubles logging into Windows if they wont notice the numlock status.

Here's what you need to do.

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*The numlock should be off by the next reboot.

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I found the following at:

This should do the trick...
After some search I discovered that the Numlock control status can be controlled using a registry key which can be found here:
HKEY_USERS \ .DEFAULT \ Control Panel \ Keyboard \ InitialKeyboardIndicators
Simply change the value to either 0 for off or 2 for on.
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  2. Go to Start
  3. Select Run
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  6. If the key “InitialKeyboardIndicators” already exists then change its value to the appropriate number, if not, add a new key called “InitialKeyboardIndicators” with the appropriate value.
  7. Click OK
  8. Restart
For the lazier amongst you, simply copy and paste the code below in to a text file (in notepad), save it as "FixMySoddingNumlock.REG", close notepad and double click the file:
To make the Numlock OFF by default use: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]
To make the Numlock ON by default use: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]

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