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    Num lock setting

    By default my num lock is turned on at startup and I hate it. On my old machine I could set it to off in the bios but this new machine doesn't seem to have a bios setting for the num lock. Any suggestions? (Windows ME)
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    Re: Num lock setting

    Try:

    HKEY_Current_UserControlPanelKeyboardInitialKeyboa rdIndicators

    Type REG_SZ:

    If set to 0, NumLock is disabled for that current user after logging on. If it is 2, NumLock is enabled and will retain the settings from the last shutdown

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    Re: Num lock setting

    Nope. It only has keyboard delay and keyboard speed.
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    Re: Num lock setting

    Is it supposed to show:
    Type REG_SZ:
    or am I supposed to type that into the search box? <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Num lock setting

    Have you tried editing your config.sys file and adding a line:
    NUMLOCK=OFF
    then rebooting your machine? (I don't have ME so I can't guarantee it will work)
    Hope it does the trick.
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    Re: Num lock setting

    Edited to insert correct value :-(

    I'm only 99% this will work - I have a recollection that ME ignores config.sys for the Numlock setting.

    OK - grab a stiff margarita and try this:

    With Keyboard selected
    Edit | New
    and select String Value
    Name: InitialKeyboardIndicators
    Value: 0
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    Re: Num lock setting

    Well I did it with no ill-effects. No effects at all, actually! It's still coming up with the numlock ON... <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Num lock setting

    OK - maybe I was wrong.

    According to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://members.aol.com/toejumper/speed5/task5.htm>this</A>, you do set it up in config.sys. Click on the link then page-down to the last tip.

    Windows ME has got to be the WORST thing to search on in Google. It's all , me, me, me, me, me and not ME, ME, ME, ME, ME, ME <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

    Anyway, the reg hack works for W2K if anyones interested <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Num lock setting

    I have a vague recollection of modifying config.sys for this reason with Win3.1 - isn't progress wonderful?
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    Re: Num lock setting

    Damn thing just replaced my carefully edited config.sys with a nice new empty copy!!!!

    So... I'll just have to either turn it off manually or get used to using the 'other' delete key. <img src=/S/puke.gif border=0 alt=puke width=60 height=15>
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    Re: Num lock setting

    My brother has ME at home so I will investigate further when I get a chance. There must be a way round it!
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    Re: Num lock setting

    Open Up the keyboard, and disconnect the 'NumLock' LED. That should take care of it...

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    Re: Num lock setting

    ...Nah. It's easier just to write <big><font face="Comic Sans MS">OFF</font face=comic></big> in felt pen beside it.
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    Re: Num lock setting

    Did you ever get this resolved?

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    Re: Num lock setting

    <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> I just have to remember to turn it off manually. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>
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