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Windows 7: Windows Home Premium boots with Num Lock enabled -- How can I change


23 Oct 2011   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Windows Home Premium boots with Num Lock enabled -- How can I change

Hi all
I've got one laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium (Somy Vaio PCG 71911m) which always boots with num lock enabled.


Since I often use different keyboards is there any way to disable this on boot or turn it off automatically.

The BIOS surprisingly doesn't seem to have an option for this --most laptops I've used in the pass had a setting in the Bios to turn this off at boot.

Cheers
jimbo

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23 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
I've got one laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium (Somy Vaio PCG 71911m) which always boots with num lock enabled.


Since I often use different keyboards is there any way to disable this on boot or turn it off automatically.

The BIOS surprisingly doesn't seem to have an option for this --most laptops I've used in the pass had a setting in the Bios to turn this off at boot.

Cheers
jimbo
Start>run>regedit>HKey_current_user>control panel>keyboard>"InitialKeyboardIndicators"

0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.
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23 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Actually my machine seems to simply remember the last state in which it was on: if I have the Num Lock enabled before I power down the machine, it will boot with it enabled, but if I turn it off before shutting down it will boot up with Num Lock off next time.

Also, on my Sony Vaio laptop there are some "Sony Tools" pre-installed, one of them has a control box for Num Lock behavior at start-up, I don't remember off-hand which one exactly, will let you know when I boot up the laptop later today.
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23 Oct 2011   #4

 
 

Toggle Keys at Startup - Vista Forums (Works in Win 7 - as suggested by Brink in a previous post)

While powering up computer, QUICKLY, at START of Windows ICON screen, KEEP TAPPING the DELETE Key, with Right Arrow, go to ADVANCED, with arrow go to BOOT CONFIGURE, with arrow go to NUM LOCK, hit Off or On, hit F10 key to Save and Exit

For those WITHOUT A BIOS setting:
Registry > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\
Set InitialKeyboardIndicators to 0 for off, 1 for disable, 2 for on.
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23 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Lots of good information that I never knew. I myself don't have a problem pushing one key one time to lock the numbers but I did learn from your post, thank you.
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23 Oct 2011   #6

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Thanks all
Will try this later

Always amazes me how people find out this sort of stuff.
anyway thanks all.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You would turn numlock off in the bios.
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