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Windows 7: Keyboard Numlock Issue

15 Dec 2009   #1
ayuppie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Keyboard Numlock Issue

Numlock turns off when w7 gets to user login screen. I have to hit the numlock key to turn it back on before login. HK CurrentUser CP Keyboard InitialBoad Registry value is set to 2.

Same issue with a different keyboard. This issue appeared after I reinstalled windows 7. Everything else seems to be normal.

Is there any way to keep numlock on?
Thanks.


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15 Dec 2009   #2
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

hi ayuppie, welcome to the forums
I take that you have numlock on at startup in your BIOS, right?
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15 Dec 2009   #3
ayuppie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

yes. Numlock comes on during post and then goes off when windows gets to the user logon screen.
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15 Dec 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In your BIOS you should be able to set the "num lock" key to stay on. Go into BIOS and find the setting and change it.

Most boards will require you to press "delete" or F1 or some such key to get into BIOS. It should tell you at post what to press. Go into the BIOS and look for Advanced settings. If you cannot find it, you may have to look up your board and see if these's an "unlock" key to unlock hidden settings, but most boards will have the num lock setting right there on one of the pages.
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15 Dec 2009   #5
ayuppie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Nate. You were probably posting while I was replying to the previous question. Bios is set to Numlock on and numlock comes on during post, but turns off at the user logon screen.

I just tried somethin that made a difference. I removed my user password and rebooted and numlock remained on. ???? Why does it turn off when there is a password involved???
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15 Dec 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If it's on in the BIOS, try this.

Turn Numlock on after you've logged in. It should remember this setting when you next shut down. If that doesn't work, try this:

To set Numlock to On or Off before login:

Run regedit "elevated" and navigate to

Run Registry Editor.
Move to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard.
Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2.

Maybe that will do it.
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15 Dec 2009   #7
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ayuppie View Post
Numlock turns off when w7 gets to user login screen. I have to hit the numlock key to turn it back on before login. HK CurrentUser CP Keyboard InitialBoad Registry value is set to 2.

Same issue with a different keyboard. This issue appeared after I reinstalled windows 7. Everything else seems to be normal.

Is there any way to keep numlock on?
Thanks.
There is another registry key that you could try

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard
InitialKeyboardIndicators = 2
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15 Dec 2009   #8
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Configuring the Script

To configure a script to change the NUM LOCK state
1,Start Notepad.
2,Copy the following code, and then paste the code into the text file:

set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"


Save the file as "numlock.vbs" (including the quotes). This properly creates the file with the .vbs extension.
Copy it to the starup folder

This used to work in XP not sure whether it works 100% with Win 7

Hope that helps
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15 Dec 2009   #9
ayuppie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

PooMan is the Man. Thanks. That regedit took care of the issue.
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15 Dec 2009   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ayuppie View Post
PooMan is the Man. Thanks. That regedit took care of the issue.
Sorry my post wasn't more clear. That's what I tried to say.
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