[olug] ready to kill (Windows XP)

Sean Kelly smkelly at zombie.org
Mon Sep 11 12:05:57 UTC 2006

Check in the registry under:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard (all users)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard (current user)

Make sure that InitialKeyboardIndicators is set to 0, not 2.

0 = NUMLOCK is turned off after logon, 2 = NUMLOCK is turned on after logon

On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 12:04:24AM -0500, nealr wrote:
>   I'm getting on a plane tomorrow, don't have a lick of time for any 
> bullshit, and my new IBM Thinkpad X30 has cleverly decided that I need 
> the numeric keypad on as soon as I log into the machine. This isn't a 
> hotkey on the keyboard itself - it appears to be soft configureable, but 
> I have no idea how it got activated, nor is there any obvious means to 
> turn it off.
>   I did spend some time earlier today with a spare 12 gig drive which 
> was quite noisy, but it now has a working SuSe 10.0 install on it and 
> vmware hosting Wintendo so I can use Visio 2003. I have some horrible 
> video perf problem to overcome before this gets done to the nice, quiet 
> 60 gig drive in the new Thinkpad ... and none of this helps me between 
> now and flying out tomorrow.
>   Anyone have a big ol' shot of Windows debullshitter handy? This has 
> got to be something stupid and small, but there isn't a 'no stupidity' 
> button, nor any other obvious control with which to turn this thing off.
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