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:
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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.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
    Control Panel\
    Keyboard\
     
  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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