Windows Millennium turns on the NumLock Key each time you boot your computer. However, there is a way to disable the NumLock Key by adding a small line into your CONFIG.SYS file, which is located in your computer's root or C:\ Drive. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to turn off the Numlock Key.
Turning Off The Numlock Key
- Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
- Then click on the Run Icon, which will open up the Run Menu for you.
- Type the word: Notepad into the white area and then click on OK.
- This will open up the Window's Notepad Utility.
- Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
- This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Open.
- In the File name: area at the bottom of the screen type in: C:\CONFIG.SYS
- Then click on the Open button on the right side of the screen.
- Now add a line that reads: NUMLOCK=OFF into your CONFIG.SYS file.
- Then save your changes by clicking on the word File again in your top tool bar area.
- This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Save.
- Then exit Notepad and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
- Note: The line: NUMLOCK=ON can be substituted if you want your Numlock always on.