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Numlock has become the bane of my existence.


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Okay, that's a slight exaggeration. But only a slight one. I have three users on my home PC (Win 7) and somehow Numlock keeps getting disabled. I suspect the kids, but I digress. I want it to stay enabled all. the. time. Period. I can get it to default to enabled through the BIOS, but that's not very helpful. Please, please tell me there is some way I haven't discovered yet to permanently enable Numlock. There's got to be a way to do it through the Scancode Map in the registry or something, but apparently I need a bigger geek than me to figure it out.

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Hello and welcome GTG,

I think you will find this is what you are looking for. Here


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Thanks, but this accomplishes the same thing as the BIOS setting. Numlock defaults to "On" when the computer boots, but it can still be disabled. I'd like to have it default to "On" and then make it impossible to turn off. I know the Scancode Map value in the registry can be used to permanently disable the Insert key, for example, so this must be possible...

Edited by okc_smoker, 15 December 2009 - 08:15 AM.

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http://www.computing...ely/131695.html
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Hmm, looks like that won't work in Win 7. Neither of the registry locations given in that link exist and I'm hesitant to go creating multiple keys. I suspect these particular registry keys have changed from XP to 7. Thanks though!
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http://www.howtogeek...-windows-vista/

it's suggested that the XP stuff is basically the same as vista or 7...i don't have a version of 7 up at the moment so i can't verify...but in the first link i posted, in the comments, the person mentioned that the original poster missed a step in the key path, suggesting that it should be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout
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Thank you! Looks like this should do it. I'm at work now, but I'll give it a try when I get home...
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