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Dell keyboard number lock issue

When the computer is restarted or turned back on, the number lock key has to be pressed...is there a way to set it to stay on at restart?

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There is in fact an option in the bios, hit the DEL key as its booting and once in you should see the option for it, cant remember the wording but its something like Num Lock on Boot or something. If for some reason you are having trouble locating that or its just not there, you can have windows XP do it for you. !!!THIS IS A REGISTRY EDIT!!! Do not change anything but what is specifically posted here or you could foul up your system!

Go to your start menu, select run, type regedit

Navigate to the following in the Registry:

HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTControl PanelKeyboard

Double click on 'InitialKeyboardIndicators' in the right hand pane.

Set the value to 2.

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