Turning on NumLock in Windows NT 4.0 Workstation

By Jim Pile, ITworld |  Opinion

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
released).

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
PRESS ENTER.

REGEDIT4
PRESS ENTER
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard]
"InitialKeyboardIndicators" = "2"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]"
InitialKeyboardIndicators" = "2"
PRESS ENTER

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
Notepad.

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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