Number Lock on at Start Up

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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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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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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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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.)

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Re: Number Lock on at Start Up

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Hey Jerry!

 

You are da MAN!!!  Your suggestion worked flawlessly!!!

 

I've got a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7300, running Win 8.1 (64-bit) and I have entered the UEFI to see if I could make the Num Lock come on during boot, but no luck there.

 

This problem of not being able to set it to have the "Num Lock" key enabled on boot really got to me.  I've been researching this on the web and you are the only one I found that had the knowledge to make this work.  I have gotten into the habit of pressing the "Num Lock"  key so much after the computer gets to the start screen, that after I made this registry edit, I went to press it only to find out the "Num Lock" LED was already on!!!

 

What a pleasant surprise!!!


Thank you so much for your knowledge and sharing it with us here,


Dennis B-)

 

P.S.  I have another issue with Sleep problems on my laptop and wondered if you might be able to help me with those too?  I wish I knew how to contact you.  Please let me know if I can post my email address so you can contact me.

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Re: Number Lock on at Start Up

Happy to help, Dennis. Start a new thread with any other problems.

-Jerry
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