How to keep numeric keypad constantly locked/engaged

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    Well, I guess I could give it a try. Just a quick question...

    Would you mind, posting the link to the Acer Care Centre software that you found on Acer's website? Just to be on the safe side, should I be getting tired of having lost functionality for other features such as the mute-button etc. and not be able to locate it again.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Great, thanks for the link. I'll give it a try in the nearest future. :) :vbthumbsup:
     
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    Praise the Lord and Hallelujah! It works!!! I could kiss you right now (well, you know what I mean). :D

    After uninstalling Acer Care Center, the "NumLock" key on the numeric keypad stays locked no matter what happens. Reboot, shutdown and turning on laptop again, sleepmode..., it remains locked. This is might seem like such a tiny thing but this is such a HUGE relieve! :rolleyes:

    Just wondering, how on earth did you figure out back then, that it was Acer Care Center that caused the problem?
     
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    Ah well, not entirely anyway. :(

    When unlocking from Windows lock mode, it goes back to unlocked numerical keypad again. Don't know why there would be a difference for just that one case.

    Any thoughts on this one...?
     
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    Figured this out this through Google-fu. Found some threads that mentioned that launch management (or something like that) was the problem. Disabling the service killed the rest of the Care Centre funtionality. Since I didn't use any of it, I just never bothered installing it again.

    As far as windows lock… never use it, so I can't help you there
     
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    I have tried to read through your recent posts again to find out, what else could be causing the Windows Lock mode problem. While doing so, I noticed a few things that made me wonder. For instance, you mentioned that you - after removing Acer Launch Management (or Acer Care Centre in my case) - lost some functionality, such as the Airplane mode or Mute button shortcuts for the relevant function keys. After I removed Acer Care Centre on my laptop I haven't lost that functionality which in term makes me wonder if there is still some service or software by Acer that the uninstall missed. I also uninstalled Acer Power Management as you did, but I still have something on my machine called "Acer Quick Access" which basically is there to provide a "Bluelight Shield" and then some Bluetooth and WLAN connectivity. I don't know if there could be something build into that software which still would be able to mess with the Windows Lock mode settings for the numerical keypad.

    You also mentioned something about a service for Launch Management if I recall that correctly but I cannot find that one under the Windows Services. Did you disable something here I should have done as well?

    There is something else I wanted to ask you about. For about 6-9 months I'd say (maybe a bit more) and after a certain Windows 10 update, from time to time I have my Acer Aspire Nitro's processor working extremely hard with the fan blowing loudly. This usually happens at random intervals but in particular when using websites with a lot of video content, advertisement gizmos or other animated heavy media content. But recently, that also happens when I visit yahoo's website and sometimes, just while the laptop is standing next to me on my bedside table in Windows Lock Mode or similar. Sometimes - for instance just like now while I write on this forum - it is completely quiet for a long time and doesn't use processor nor fan (which makes sense) just to start all over again on other occasions and websites or usage. I have read reports from users on Microsoft forums and other numerous similar private tech forums, that decribed this very same issue which apparently was related to the "Windows 10/Windows Modules Installer" and some update. In a local forum I found a thread of someone who had this issue with Windows 8 back in 2016 and who was advised to visit the following link...

    http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html

    ...from which he was to download the application "Portable - Direct Download", to make a backup of registry and recovery point first and then to run a complete Windows Repair with that tool. I haven't tried that yet but was considering. Usually, the latest heavy processor load is shown for Google Chrome, hovering at around 30-35% but the Windows Modules Installer hasn't done that for some time now (as far as I can tell).

    Can you recognize any of these issues I described here on your own Acer Aspire Nitro? Do you know of a solution to this behavior?
     
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    I don't have anything Acer on my machine - other than drivers.
    My last install was done with a clean MS iso, and I never bothered to any of the Acer utilities.
    I imagine if you unstalled all of it on your machine (using geek uninstaller or such) you should end up with the same result.

    As for your other questions… hasn't happened on my machine, so I really can't help. MAybe something to look into is a doing clean install sometime after the fall update
     
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    I see. Unfortunately, I am unable to do a fully clean install of MS iso because I for one do not have the Windows 10 software (Windows 8 was preinstalled on this laptop which I then upgraded) and for the other because I am unable to do a reinstall since I am having some professional version of developer software on this laptop that I am no longer eligible for and don't want to lose.

    You mentioned "Geek Uninstaller" and I had a look at that one. Are there any risks in using this software?

    And what do you think about the Windows Repair Free/Pro that I linked to in my last post? Do you by any chance know if that could be recommended?
     
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    Check out the install guides @Phoenix has done. That'll tell how to get an ISO - better yet check out his bloatware free edition. Not sure of a workaround for your pro software though
    Risks for using GU… you may get genital warts, but nothing serious:)

    Never heard of the program you linked. Maybe somebody with more knowledge can toss an opinion - @Phoenix Any thoughts?
     
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