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vista num lock after sleep and on welcome screen

  1. #1


    Tiberius Guest

    vista num lock after sleep and on welcome screen

    there was s registry edit for XP that let you define the num lock state
    before login..

    in Vista the same registry path does not exist, also no MS article seems to
    mention this...

    so how can someone define it in Vista???

    Please dont say anything about the BIOS... ok? It has no setting in the
    bios.. this is
    a windows configuration.



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  2. #2


    Jon Guest

    Re: vista num lock after sleep and on welcome screen

    "Tiberius" <J@T.K> wrote in message
    news:esUTdPjlHHA.4684@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > there was s registry edit for XP that let you define the num lock state
    > before login..
    >
    > in Vista the same registry path does not exist, also no MS article seems
    > to mention this...
    >
    > so how can someone define it in Vista???
    >
    > Please dont say anything about the BIOS... ok? It has no setting in the
    > bios.. this is
    > a windows configuration.
    >



    This would be the key that I would try, if I had the problem.


    InitialKeyboardIndicators

    at

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard

    from 0 to 2

    as per this article

    NumLock Key State Not Saved When Logging Off
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/123498

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    Jon


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  3. #3


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: vista num lock after sleep and on welcome screen

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard

    InitialKeyboardIndicators: REG_SZ: 0


    Change it to a 2 to enable the NumLock on login. The key is in Vista.

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    "Tiberius" <J@T.K> wrote in message
    news:esUTdPjlHHA.4684@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > there was s registry edit for XP that let you define the num lock state
    > before login..
    >
    > in Vista the same registry path does not exist, also no MS article seems
    > to mention this...
    >
    > so how can someone define it in Vista???
    >
    > Please dont say anything about the BIOS... ok? It has no setting in the
    > bios.. this is
    > a windows configuration.
    >



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    Re: vista num lock after sleep and on welcome screen

    Hi, i am having the same issue as he is.

    when i went into the registry to edit that key, there was no 0 there, it showed "2147483648".

    Should i just change this to 2 or does the rest of that string have anything to do with it?

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    Re: vista num lock after sleep and on welcome screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiberius View Post
    there was s registry edit for XP that let you define the num lock state
    before login..

    in Vista the same registry path does not exist, also no MS article seems to
    mention this...

    so how can someone define it in Vista???

    Please dont say anything about the BIOS... ok? It has no setting in the
    bios.. this is
    a windows configuration.
    Posted by Justinc
    Hi, i am having the same issue as he is.

    when i went into the registry to edit that key, there was no 0 there, it showed "2147483648".

    Should i just change this to 2 or does the rest of that string have anything to do with it?
    Hi Tiberius and Justinc,

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Num Lock key the way you want it.

    Toggle Keys at Startup

    Shawn

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