Numberlock

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gilly - Jan 19, 2009 at 03:48 PM
 SWTMANDAMAY - Jul 24, 2009 at 12:43 AM
Hello,Everyone
I hope you can help me i have got a laptop on window vista i think my numberlock is on.
Because the letters on my key board with numbers on them which are U / I/ O/ P/ J/ J/ K/ L/ M/ IF I WANT TO USE THESE letters i have to keep my finger pressed down on the fn key .
So does anyone out there know whats going on .PLEASE HGELP ME . THANKS GILLY.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Jan 19, 2009 at 05:06 PM
one method to turn off numlock in Windows XP

1. Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
2. Then click on the Run Icon, which will open up the Run Menu for you.
3. Type the word: Notepad into the white area and then click on OK.
4. This will open up the Window's Notepad Utility.
5. Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
6. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Open.
7. In the File name: area at the bottom of the screen type in: C:\CONFIG.SYS
8. Then click on the Open button on the right side of the screen.
9. Now add a line that reads: NUMLOCK=OFF into your CONFIG.SYS file.
10. Then save your changes by clicking on the word File again in your top tool bar area.
11. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Save.
12. Then exit Notepad and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

Another way is to edit the Windows registry

1. Click Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.
2. In the registry, open the below folders.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
Control Panel\
Keyboard\

3. Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.


You might need to do both things. Good Luck
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OK ON VISTA YOU GO TO START AND THEN ENTER KEYBOARD IT SHOULD COME UP WITH AN ON SCREEN KEYBOARD AND CLICK THAT AND KEYBOARD COMES UP GOT TO NUMBER LOCK BUTTON CLICK IT AND IT WILL UNLOCK YOUR ACTUAL KEYBOARD TOO....IT WORKED WHEN I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM
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