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HP DX2400 Num Lock Key

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I have a client with three HP DX2400 workstations.  They are accounts and use the numeric keypad frequently.  The problem is I can't find where to enable the num lock key on boot up.  The BIOS is very simple and there is no option for the Num Lock key.  (I had another tech look to make sure I wasn't missing it.)

Does anyone know how to enable the Num Lock key on boot up?
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The state of the NumLock key can be set in three ways:
• In the BIOS (not all computers have that feature in their BIOS)

 • By Windows (i.e. Registry setting)

 • By the user (i.e. by manually pressing the NumLock key)

To control the state of the NumLock key follow these steps:
 1.Open Registry Editor.

2.In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

 
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard

 3.Create the following value (DWORD):

InitialKeyboardIndicators
 and give it a value of 0 (zero) or 2 (two)
 •0 = NumLock is turned off after logon
 
•2 = NumLock is turned on after logon
 
Note: As always, before making changes to your registry you should always make sure you have a valid backup. In cases where you're supposed to delete or modify keys or values from the registry it is possible to first export that key or value(s) to a .REG file before performing the changes.

 4.Close Registry Editor and reboot the computer.

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Thanks for the quick response.  Never had to modify the registry for this particular issue.
Thanks,
Joe
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