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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.

Thanks

Tomu

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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

    thanks

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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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