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Does anyone know how to turn on the num pad on the HP envy 17 1050EA?  There doesn't appear to be a num lock on the key board and the numpad isn't activtated.

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The Numpad is active by default on Envy 17, it is not equipped with num lock key...

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Not sure what I'm doing wrong then as it isn't typing any numbers.  It's almost like a scroll lock where the 8 moves up a line, the 2 down a line, the 4 left and the 6 right.

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OK...So let me understand this, The numpad is behaving like Numlock is turned off and behaving like cursor keys? if correct....I would suggest, testing the numpad, in recovery partition environment...

To do that, during power on tap the esc key, that will give you start up menu, now process press F11 Key, that will take you into the Recovery partition. Now on the Recovery Manager Windows, Click on Run Computer Checkup...now select, Open a Command prompt and click next... Now you will get Command prompt window, now Test it keyboard here....

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ok, it's works in the recovery partition environment but is still not working when windows starts up.  Could there be any windows setting which is causing this?  It's windows 7 home premium.

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Yup, that is what it looks like now...So to start with, I would suggest, disabling all the items from start up and check....

 

To disable Item from start up...

  • Click the Windows "Start" button and type "msconfig" in the search text box. This opens the System Configuration console.
  • Click the "Startup" tab. This gives you a view of all the programs installed as startup options on your computer.
  • Uncheck or clear the check box of the applications no longer want to start during booth
  • Click "Apply" and close the configuration window. A popup window will ask if you want to reboot the computer. Click "Restart" to reboot the computer and save the changes.

 

Check if that helps resolve the issue....

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Done that but doesn't seem to have made a difference.  I unchecked all boxes and restarted but still the same.

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So just double checking...We uncheck all the box, applied changes, restarted the system and then tested it....if, true...than I think we would need to think about taken the system back to factory settings by doing recovery...

It is kind of strange...I dont know of any application that will do this...

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yes, unclicked all boxes in startup and still no joy.  Any idea how I go about resetting to factory settings?  As far as I'm aware I haven't altered any settings as only just got the laptop.

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For what it's worth I have the same problem.  Envy17  Windows 7 Ultimate.  very little installed so far software wise (just the latest office and a few utilities) and just noticed this problem a few days back.   have tried restarting, etc   numberpad acts like numlock (if there was one) is 'off' 

 

makes me wonder if some recent windows update or patch has somehow confused the system into thinking the non-existent numlock key is off

 

Tempting to do a little digging into WSH or powershell and see if I can script a 'numlock' keypress and see if that makes it act like it's supposed to.  

 

Sheesh HP would it have killed you to implement a normal numberpad like I have on my 17" Pavillion laptop, and include a numlock key?  

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