apple keyboard number pad doesnt work

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by faumble, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. faumble macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2008
    Help! My applekeyboard number pad doesnt work on windows via bootcamp (works fine on osx 10.5.3), I have the latest firmware for the keyboard on macos and have checked the software update on windows but nothing fixes it, what can I do?
    thanks in advance
  2. Siron macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2008
    North Carolina
    Hit the "Clear" key (it's the same as the NumLock key on a PC keyboard).
  3. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    Confirmed. That's what you need to do. Even on my Microsoft keyboard I have to hit the numlock key to use the numeric keypad as a number pad.

    On PC's, there is a setting in the BIOS to set the numlock to be either on or off at startup. Since Apple doesn't use a BIOS, there's no way to toggle this to be the default.
  4. faumble thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2008
    thanks :)
    this should be on somewhere, maybe on the bootcamp manual or faq!
  5. tonyC4L macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Wow, I can't believe the solution to this problem was so simple. I never would have thought of that.

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