How to turn off the number lock key?

I have a Windows 7 laptop. I was trying to turn the brightness down, but instead I turned on number lock and I'm not sure how to turn it off. It's annoying to have to keep holding down the FN key to type this.

In case you're not sure what I'm talking about, then here is what I said up there without holding down the FN key:

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Help is much appreciated. Thanks.


Click Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.
In the registry, open the below folders.

Control Panel\

Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.

Hope this helps!

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