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Windows 7: Disable NumLock key to prevent accidental turn off

19 Jul 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I tried the keytweak software and found that it works on my computer perfectly.


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19 Jul 2010   #12
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Petey7, You, me and the rest of the computing world by the look of the google searches Everyone would love to be able to turn it off. Why we even have a Num Lock key is beyond me. Who would want to turn their keypad off for heaven's sake? Sort of defeats the purpose of having one doesn't it?

In regard to richc46's "Enable/Disable Numberlock at Login" yes, 2 is the default but there is another setting 1 = Disable Num Lock which is what we would like to be able to do. The registry entry can be changed to 1 but it won't hold - on computer restart it resets itself to 0.

Thanks for input Bill2. I'll check them out.
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19 Jul 2010   #13
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Fan-Freaking-Tastic!!!!!

Bill2 you rock!!!!!!! KeyTweak is perfect!!!!

Now how do we tell the rest of the world
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19 Jul 2010   #14
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Join thousands of web sites telling as many as possible. Or just book mark the link and let people know when it comes up somewhere. It will get around eventually.

Also, how do we get this marked as solved??
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19 Jul 2010   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Join thousands of web sites telling as many as possible. Or just book mark the link and let people know when it comes up somewhere. It will get around eventually.

Also, how do we get this marked as solved??

Upper right, the triangle, click on it. Type solved and moderator will take care of it.
Rep for taking the time to learn procedure.
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23 Dec 2013   #16
balesmachine

64 windows 7
 
 
disable numlock key for good.

Most people overthink this problem. I solved it by taking a pair of needle nose pliers and pulling the actual key off my keyboard. So simple, so fast. Now I cant hit the key if I wanted to. If I do need it at some time, I can pop it back on.

Steve
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23 Dec 2013   #17
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balesmachine View Post
Most people overthink this problem. I solved it by taking a pair of needle nose pliers and pulling the actual key off my keyboard. So simple, so fast. Now I cant hit the key if I wanted to. If I do need it at some time, I can pop it back on.

Steve


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