Windows 10: How can I make the num lock stay on? Solved

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  1.    08 Feb 2017 #41

    Making Rounded Corners


    mrgeek said: View Post
    I posted your photo issue in the Software thread here -
    Making rounded corners
    I tried that site a few days age, my computer has been cleaned by Windows Defender, the first to report that I was infected with Malware, also by Malwarebites, Spy Bot , and a few more that monitor my computer, thanks for trying, but beware.

    Fromjim
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       11 Feb 2017 #42

    Like many others, I've had problems configuring a new PC to keep NumLock on. My problem, however, is not having it on for the login screen: that part's fine. Instead, NumLock switches off (!) as soon as any user logs in. The Administrator account is password-protected, but the other two local accounts just log in with a click (no password).

    I tried all the given solutions (changing registry keys and disabling fastboot) and nothing would stick until I tried one simple thing. I logged into each account, immediately pressed NumLock to turn it on, then immediately restarted the computer. After doing this once for each account, NumLock appears to stay on after logging in. I've tried logging into each account repeatedly and so far all is good.

    Incidentally, the PC BIOS has a NumLock on/off setting. This trick works regardless of how that is set (in fact, it's now off in the BIOS, but that doesn't seem to matter).

    It's possible that NumLock status is somehow stored as part of the user profile. In fact, an earlier post links to a fairly technical article (Why does my Numlock key keep resetting?) which says "Numlock needs to be controlled on a per user, per profile basis."

    Whether my solution by itself is the correct one, or whether the registry hacks and fastboot disabling are required along with what I've described, I won't hazard a guess. But try it if nothing else works.
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