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Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

Hello,

 

some of our users are asking about setting the Numlock as default on startup. - I looked up the settings in BIOS but couldn´t find any "Default Numlock" Settings there as it usually should be.

 

Then I found, I am not the only one with this problem and found also many suggestions about changes to some registry settings in windows which could help to activate the numlock there.

 

Apart from the fact that such workarounds are considered only a "last resort" solution, it really isnt a solution in our situation, as all users have HDD Password set up in BIOS and need the Numlock already there.

 

Why there is no such setting in BIOS?

 

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Re: Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

What model?


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Re: Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

X1 Carbon 4th Gen (Type 20FB, 20FC) Laptop (ThinkPad)

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Re: Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

Any Ideas?

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Re: Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

Seriously nothing?

 

I would be willing to speak directly to Lenovo or at least write a Feature wish/suggestion for the next BIOS Update. Is there any Email adress or contact form for this?

 

In my opinion this is a very basic and in some cases important feature to be able to set the NumLock as ON on startup.

 

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Re: Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

Hi JP91, Can you clarify please: The X1 Carbon 4th Gen keyboard does not normally have embedded labeled NumLock keys. Are you talking about an external keyboard?

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Yes. I am talking about an external keyboard.

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Re: Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

The last X Series generation which had a BIOS-level NumLock was the 2011 X220. I don't know why subsequent X Series do not have it. Have you considered keyboards with separate numeric keypads?

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Re: Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

Honestly I did not test a separate numeric keypad yet. - Also it is not a solution to buy 100 + Numeric keypads just because the BIOS lacks a simple config feature which other laptops have.

 

 

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Re: Default NumLock setting at Boot-Up (BIOS)

I looked this option up on a different laptop of a different manufacturer.

 

Though no internal numeric pad present, you can choose to turn on Numlock in BIOS and its even explicitly written, that it is for the case of internal OR external Keyboards, so even if the laptop does not have any numeric keypad, you can turn default numlock on, for a dockin station scenario for example

 

So its common business, why does Lenovo not have this feature?

 

This is only another anoyying thing I noticed about the current version of Lenovo BIOS(es), the other Problem is, that it doesn´t accept special characters like "#" for BIOS/HDD password, while the comparsion Model of different vendor again does.

 

Is there any solution for this? Can I contact Lenovo directly to suggest this features?

 

 

 

 

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