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How To Turn Off The Numlock Key

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

  1. Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Run Icon, which will open up the Run Menu for you.
  3. Type the word: Notepad into the white area and then click on OK.
  4. This will open up the Window's Notepad Utility.
  5. Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  6. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Open.
  7. In the File name: area at the bottom of the screen type in: C:\CONFIG.SYS
  8. Then click on the Open button on the right side of the screen.
  9. Now add a line that reads: NUMLOCK=OFF into your CONFIG.SYS file.
  10. Then save your changes by clicking on the word File again in your top tool bar area.
  11. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Save.
  12. Then exit Notepad and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
  13. Note: The line: NUMLOCK=ON can be substituted if you want your Numlock always on.

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