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NumLock on Startup with Windows 8.1 Upgrade

  1. #11


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I just press the key to turn it on manually.

    When I restart, it is on & does not go off.
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  3. #13


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    @ Wynona:
    Try this - open the On Screen Keyboard, click Options, check 'Turn on numeric keypad' and OK then set NumLock there. Worth a try maybe.
    Already done that and it didn't work either.
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  4. #14


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Nah, tried 'em all and they didn't work. HP has done something that keeps NumLock from being on at startup. I have two laptops, on both of which I "upgraded" Windows Vista and Windows 7 to Windows 8/8.1. Both systems boot with NumLock turned on.
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  5. #15


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I just press the key to turn it on manually.

    When I restart, it is on & does not go off.
    Hi David!

    Yeppers, if NumLock is on when you restart the system, then it will stay on; conversely, if it's off when you restart the system, it will stay off.

    However, if you power down (I shut down my systems at night), upon bootup, NumLock is off by default on this HP 500-056 desktop. And, as far as I know, this holds true on every HP system, since the HP tech rep I spoke with told me it's a security measure. Bull Hockey Pucks!
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  6. #16


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I just press the key to turn it on manually.

    When I restart, it is on & does not go off.
    Hi David!

    Yeppers, if NumLock is on when you restart the system, then it will stay on; conversely, if it's off when you restart the system, it will stay off.

    However, if you power down (I shut down my systems at night), upon bootup, NumLock is off by default on this HP 500-056 desktop. And, as far as I know, this holds true on every HP system, since the HP tech rep I spoke with told me it's a security measure. Bull Hockey Pucks!
    The POX on HP !!!
    I curse them with boils dripping blood & goo. !

    Demons will infest them.
    Their dreams will be filled with nightmares.
    So let it be written.
    So let it be done.

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  7. #17


    Has nothing to do with HP. My Toshiba laptop with 8.1 does the same thing.
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  8. #18


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by md2lgyk View Post
    Has nothing to do with HP. My Toshiba laptop with 8.1 does the same thing.
    Then Toshiba is doing the same thing HP is doing . . . making decisions for us!
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  9. #19


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I just press the key to turn it on manually.

    When I restart, it is on & does not go off.
    Hi David!

    Yeppers, if NumLock is on when you restart the system, then it will stay on; conversely, if it's off when you restart the system, it will stay off.

    However, if you power down (I shut down my systems at night), upon bootup, NumLock is off by default on this HP 500-056 desktop. And, as far as I know, this holds true on every HP system, since the HP tech rep I spoke with told me it's a security measure. Bull Hockey Pucks!
    The POX on HP !!!
    I curse them with boils dripping blood & goo. !

    Demons will infest them.
    Their dreams will be filled with nightmares.
    So let it be written.
    So let it be done.
    HaHa, love it!
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  10. #20


    Sometimes we slide a little backwards as technology attempts to move us forward. I don't recall ever having a problem with the Num Lock key on my old manual typewriter.
    I got it to stay on before I replaced my SSD and now... the Num Lock key is the first key I press on bootup which is no problem.
    Until I go to another computer and the habit turns that computers Num Lock off.
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