How do you turn off the Num Lock key?

Yes I have googled this! I have spent two hours googling this!


I have followed instructions on editing my registry and changing BIOS settings. I have come to the conclusion that these solutions only change the starting setting for Num Lock. But I want Num Lock completely disabled. When I press Num Lock I dont want anything to happen! I dont want the 6 key on the num pad to point right.... I dont want the toggle!


What do I do?


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Last updated November 2, 2019 Views 83,732 Applies to:

Hi neverendingnoise,

You might have tried this before, but here's how to disable it through the registry:
  1. Click Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.
  2. In the registry, open the below folders.

    Control Panel\
  3. Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

    0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
    1 = Disable Num Lock.
    2 = Numlock is turned ON after  the logon.

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