1.    23 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 21
    windows 10

    Keyboard Number Lock

    There are hundreds of posts on here describing how various keyboard functions are being turned off at every system start up . On my Dell for example the keyboard number lock can be set in Bios and is set on for me . Every time the system starts this is over-ridden and switched off . Now seeing as microsoft want us to use a numeric pin at startup , it is a bit more than frustrating to have to make keyboard changes for windows to work at all . Is there nobody on this forum or in microsoft who has any clue as to why this fault has been allowed to go unsolved for so long and what the fix is ?
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  2.    23 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,125
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    There is a manual Registry 'fix' but it's not exactly what should happen. I've applied it to several computers, both Notebooks and Desktops, and it does work but the result is that it seems to only retain the status of the NumLock as it was when shut down, returns the feature at bootup. If NumLock is On at shutdown it will come back on, if Off it will stay off at startup. I've applied it only on Notebooks with keyboards that have the separate Number pad, haven't tried it without that Number pad, don't know the effect on the 'standard' keyboard.
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  3.    23 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 227
    10 preview 64bit

    num lock

    Ive posted about this a couple of times,
    Every time i've, (even the latest), put in a new TP i have to reset the registry key and then of course reboot so that it then kicks in the next time.
    What i did find was that instead of the DWORD being 2, it was about 12 digits long starting with a 2, and this was from new, so in my case why hadnt ASUS put the right value in!


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  4.    23 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 242
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    I have numlock turned off in my BIOS and I use a Pin to logon without any problems. I use the top row of keys on my keyboard which has numbers on it. To me the numbers pad is useless, I wish Logitech would remove it.
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  5.    23 Oct 2015 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    Gary, it is not useless, you just don't use it. Either way they make keyboards without it, buy one of those.
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