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how to disable num-lock on a keyboard at startup?

hi experts,

i have a dell all-in-one and I bought a wireless keyboard. when i start up the computer the num-lock is ON and I would like to disable this at start up and only turn it on when I do need it but not by default.
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frankbustos
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John-Charles-HerzbergCommented:
Click on Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Ease of Access -> On Screen Keyboard
If you do not see the numeric keypad you can turn it on by pressing the options button on onscreen keyboard and click 'Turn on numeric key pad' and click on OK
Now you can toggle NumLock on/off using the NumLock button on the onscreen keyboard.

This  needs to be done only once because the windows will take the previous state of 'numlock' by default and it will be disabled when you will restart the computer with the 'numlock' disabled.
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aadihCommented:
In the registry (using the registry editor) navigate to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard. And then change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators to "0" or "1" as you wish.

The possible values are:
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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rindiCommented:
There is usually a setting in the BIOS where you can set the numpad to be off by default.
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frankbustosAuthor Commented:
i will try these shortly and give you guys an update. thanks!
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
its best done in the bios
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frankbustosAuthor Commented:
Yeap this worked best, thanks!
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