Is there anyway to get the numberpad to work booting Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by amberashby, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. amberashby macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2003
    The numberpad doesn't work on an Apple keyboard when booting windows. I guess it is because there is not num lock key.

    Anyone know a way around this besides using a non-Apple keyboard?
  2. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Not sure if this will help but I have the same problem when using an Apple Keyboard when connecting to a remote XP PC using Remote Desktop Connection. This problem was solved by pressing the key that's in the Num Lock position on the numeric keypad (the one with the symbol of a square with a cross through it) before trying to use the keypad; not pressing this button resulted in the numeric keys moving the cursor instead. I don't have an Intel-based Mac to confirm that this will resolve your issue but it's worth a try.
  3. amberashby thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2003
    I got it to work!

    It's the clear button on the Apple keyboard. Thanks for the idea.

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