Registry Editing Tips

Turn NumLock On Or Off

Most of you have no problem turning the NumLock key on or off. All you need to do is to add a NUMLOCK=ON/OFF to your config.sys. However, if you boot to DOS 7 first (that is Windows without the UI shell) you might want DOS to have NumLock off while Windows to turn NumLock on or vice versa. This is virtually impossible because both Windows & DOS share the same Config.sys. There is a workaround to this problem though. Set the setting you want for DOS in your Config.sys file. Then use the registry to change the setting under Windows. To make this setting work, open your registry editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Microsoft\Input Devices. Right-click on Input Devices, then select New, Key. Name the new key Keyboard. Highlight Keyboard, right-click on it, then click New, String Value. Name it NumLock. Enter ON as the value to turn the NumLock key on or OFF to turn it off.

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