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Odessa
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Number Lock on at Start Up

Hello. I recently purchased a Qosmio X870-BT3G23 with Windows 8 and cannot seem to find how to make the default option for the Num Lock to be on. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Number Lock on at Start Up

 

Qosmio X870-BT3G23

 

 

I expect this still works in Windows 8. It does in Windows 7.

 

   How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen?

 

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Windows         Marketing
Version         Name                      Released
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Windows NT 3.1  Windows NT 3.1             1993
Windows NT 3.51 Windows NT 3.51            1995
Windows NT 4.0  Windows NT 4.0             1996
Windows NT 5.0  Windows 2000               2000
Windows NT 5.1  Windows XP                 2001
Windows NT 5.2  Windows XP x64/Server 2003 2003
Windows NT 6.0  Windows Vista/Server 2008  2006
Windows NT 6.1  Windows 7/Server 2008 R2   2009
Windows NT 6.2  Windows 8/Server 2012      2012

-Jerry
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Odessa
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Re: Number Lock on at Start Up

Hi jerry! Thank you so much for responding. Unfortunately it's different. When I went to the Keyboardindicators the value was "2147483648". Hopefully someone else will know what to do for Windows 8. It's quite annoying. 

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Number Lock on at Start Up


When I went to the Keyboardindicators the value was "2147483648".


That's 0x80000000 in hexadecimal. It means zero, except the first (highest order) bit is set.

 

It can be changed to 2 by setting the decimal string to 2147483650, which is 0x80000002. (I understand that the presence of that leading bit causes a BIOS setting of On to override a registry setting of Off.)

-Jerry