Turning on NumLock in Windows NT 4.0 Workstation

Reader Leta W. poses a Windows NT 4.0 Workstation question:

"I have NT 4.0 on my workstations. Even though my system BIOS

says 'NumLock on at power on', when NT finishes booting up NumLock is

no longer on. Where and how do I change this?"

Service Pack 6 took care of this problem for us. However, if that

didn't do it for you, or if you don't wish to install SP 6, then you

can use a REG file to do the job for you (we wrote this before SP 6 was


Type the following into a Notepad document exactly as shown. However,

when you see the words 'PRESS ENTER', just press Enter -- don't type in




[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard]

"InitialKeyboardIndicators" = "2"

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]"

InitialKeyboardIndicators" = "2"


Now, choose File and Save As -- name the file Num.reg. Save the file in

the folder of your choice and then choose File and Exit to close


Double-click the Num.reg icon to run the file. When your new data

successfully loads into the Registry, Windows NT will open a dialog box

informing you the import was successful.

As always, we must caution you to use this file at your own risk.

Although it works fine on our system, it may not do what you expected

on your system.

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