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I was getting Microsoft to help me With another problem and they got on my computer distantly. When they were done, the keys that can be used for a number pad were locked on. the only way to use these keys is to hit the function key each time I need them. Typing this note was a nightmare! How do i turn it off?????

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  • kim2787 Sep 07, 2008

    How do you turn the number pad off?

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Thanks for the suggestion ib4g2008. its a laptop and no light when numberlock was on. Tried pushing it didnt work. tried hitting function and THEN that key, didnt work. finally, held both keys down at same time and it worked. me47

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There's a number lock on the upper right side of your keyboard, above the number pad..and a light above it to indicate when it's on..just press that key, and you should be ok..

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F12 function key doesn t work


Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Your function keys should now work properly.

Jul 14, 2013 | Dell PC Desktops

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Computer mouse tips


Using the mouse in combination with the keys on your keyboard can give you several different advantages and help improve your overall productivity on the computer. Below are just a few examples.
Almost all text editors
Many text editors or programs that allow you to edit text support the ability to quickly highlight all or portions of text by using the Shift key and the mouse. For example, move the cursor to the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, hold down the shift key, and click at the end of the text you wish to highlight. If supported and done properly this will highlight all text in-between the points you clicked.
Microsoft Word
In Microsoft Word holding down the ALT key on your keyboard while clicking and dragging your mouse and you will be able to drag a box and highlight only portions of text and not the whole line.
Windows Explorer and many other file
Microsoft Windows Explorer and other file managing programs allow users to select multiple files by holding down the CTRL key and clicking each file or folder they wish to select or hold down the shift key and selecting multiple files at once.
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and other browsers
Users who visit a website with tables and wish to only select one row of that table can hold down the CTRL key and click and drag on the text in the row they wish to copy.
Mozilla Firefox users
Mozilla Firefox users can also hold down the CTRL key and individually click on each cell they wish to copy.

on Sep 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Most Often Used Keyboard Shortcuts.


Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system.

Windows key + R = Run menu

Some More RUN menu Commands.

cmd = Command Prompt

  1. iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
  2. compmgmt.msc = Computer Management
  3. dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management
  4. dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management
  5. services.msc = Services
  6. eventvwr = Event Viewer
  7. dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers
  8. dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services
  9. devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
  10. msinfo32 = System Information
  11. cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
  12. ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
  13. mmc = Microsoft Management Console
  14. excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
  15. msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
  16. powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
  17. winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
  18. frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
  19. notepad = Notepad
  20. wordpad = WordPad
  21. calc = Calculator
  22. msmsgs = Windows Messenger
  23. mspaint = Microsoft Paint
  24. wmplayer = Windows Media Player
  25. rstrui = System Restore
  26. netscp6 = Netscape 6.x
  27. netscp = Netscape 7.x
  28. netscape = Netscape 4.x
  29. waol = America Online
  30. control = Opens the Control Panel
  31. control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog
ALT + Tab = Switch between windows

ALT, Space, X = Maximize window

CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager

Windows key + Break = System properties

Windows key + F = Search

Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows

CTRL + C = copy

CTRL + X = cut

CTRL + V = paste

Will add some more soon .. Hope its helpful for you guys.

on Dec 19, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My fn button wont work


Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Your function keys should now work properly.

Jun 27, 2013 | Packard Bell PC Desktops

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Why wont my fn button


Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Your function keys should now work properly.

Jun 27, 2013 | Packard Bell PC Desktops

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I have a dell inspiron 531 that had the hard drive formatted by a virus and my disks will not restore vista home


Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select the safe mode option then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. select safe mode with networking download

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Dec 29, 2012 | Dell Inspiron PC Desktops

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I have a Virus how do I get rid of it


Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting


If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.


Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice

select the safe mode option

then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials


http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus

anti virus and malware


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials


hope it helps

Nov 26, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How do you put windows into safe mode?


Power on or Restart your computer, keep tapping F8 on the keyboard while it boots up. After few seconds, you'll be taken to the "Advanced Boot Options" with "Safe Mode" in the lists. Use the Up-Down arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode" and press enter on the keyboard to confirm the selected boot options. Black Screen with white texts will be displayed on the display, wait for few seconds until you see the windows logon Screen. You'll also see a confirmation message box asking you to confirm to boot into Safe Mode, click "yes" or "Ok" and proceed forward. There now you are in the Safe Mode.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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I purchased a computer and am using Microsoft 2007 every now and then it asks for a key number which I dont know about what it is or where I get one can you help


Your "new" computer includes a "trial' version of Microsoft Office 2007. The "trial-period" is 30 days. After that time, you either must stop using the software, or purchase a license-key for that software (either at a retail computer store, or online via Microsoft's E-commerce web-site) and enter that license-key, when requested.

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I cant open my microsoft office like excele,word,powerpoint,etc. and cannot get the key as we have taken the computer in second hand so we didnot get the keys for anything and as we never new about the...


Apparently you received a second hand computer that has a trial version of Microsoft Office installed.
The previous owners probably did not want to use the program, so they never paid for it. Now that you wish to use it, you will have to pay Microsoft for it's use.

Mar 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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