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Turn NumLock on at logon
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/26/2005 | Miscellaneous Page 1 | Unrated
Turn NumLock on at logon

Guess Microsoft doesn't know everyone actually turns it on, which should be reason enough for what acts as "default"...

Anyway, you can hack the Windows Registry to change this behavior, or run a script at logon to turn NumLock on.

1. To enable NumLock through the Registry:

* Open Windows' Registry Editor (START > RUN, type "REGEDIT").
*. Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard.
*. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2.

2. To enable NumLock using a script, see this MS Knowledgebase article for complete instructions:

http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q262625

Option 1 is the quicker method, but if you have more than one user on your system and one or more don't want NumLock on (stranger things have been known of), then option 2 is the way to go since it allows you to only attach the script to specific users.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Easy and it worked fine.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Exactly what I was surching for but I'm just getting tired of all these comment about how shit is MS... We already all know it.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because I have had trouble finding solutions on how to keep the numlock key on. This is the first time I found 2 ways of doing it!
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THANK YOU!!
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Simple and effective.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    do I have to restart the system for Option 1 to take effect?
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by Pavel Kothaj)
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    helped my
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Straight to the point. Easy to understand.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by ashish)
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    Excellent
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Consise and Accurate!
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    VERY GOOD.
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    well written, 2 methods explained,easy to follow
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Easy and worked fine
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The link to microsoft takes me to an incorrect and misleading article. Those instructions do not turn Number Lock off, they merely change Number Lock State.
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Totally worked
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    can be used to disable numlock on laptops too!
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It was clear and simple. Thanks
     
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