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    Laptops and Num Lock Enabling

    Just recently a couple of staff have mentioned that on their laptops Num Lock seems to be enabled from the logon screen. These users use the same keys that are used as a keypad as part of their username, so its annoying to disable it every time.

    We looked into the registry settings

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators
    HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators
    0 = Num Lock is Enabled and is turned OFF AFTER the logon.
    1 = Disable Num Lock completely.
    2 = Numlock is turned ON AFTER the logon
    This seemed to make no difference, and when testing on another couple of machines, the setting wasn't consistent.

    Well after some investigation it only affected our Acer TravelMate 5720's, and a BIOS update resolved the issue. We were on V1.27 (Updated to V1.35) so any machine with a similar phoenix BIOS on an Intel board could have the issue.

    On a side note, the WinPhlash file has to be explicitly run as Administrator (Right Click -> Run As Administrator) even if you are logged in as an admin, otherwise the error will state "Failed to open Flash.sys" or something similar.

    Just thought i would share this in case anyone experiences the same issue.


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    Thanks Simon.Had the same problem with Samsung R509s and a Clevo. At last I have a pointer to a sort. Top man.

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