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

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
  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
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1
    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    4 Weeks Ago #43

    Number Lock


    Long time since the last post on this subject and the problem seeemed to be solved with registry change (initialkeyboardindicators to 2) and turn off fast startup in power settings . However I have had to reinstall windows completely with version 1607 and now that fix does not work . Number lock is now off again at every startup . Does anyone know if this has a fix or are us normal users to be ignored as usual ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    4 Weeks Ago #44

    wjay said: View Post
    Long time since the last post on this subject and the problem seeemed to be solved with registry change (initialkeyboardindicators to 2) and turn off fast startup in power settings . However I have had to reinstall windows completely with version 1607 and now that fix does not work . Number lock is now off again at every startup . Does anyone know if this has a fix or are us normal users to be ignored as usual ?
    i got used to live with it. ****ing microsoft..
    A temporary fix: when on your login screen turn on num-lock and restart.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    4 Weeks Ago #45

    I have had to reinstall windows completely with version 1607 and now that fix does not work .

    fyi; Win10 1703 has fixed the problem with no user intervention needed.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 3,368
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       4 Weeks Ago #46

    trd3v3lop said: View Post
    i got used to live with it. ****ing microsoft..
    A temporary fix: when on your login screen turn on num-lock and restart.
    I've found that the 'fix' saves the current state of the NumLock, i.e. if On at shutdown/reboot it should be On when back up and running. If the NumLock is Off when shutting down it should still be Off when next starting.

    My biggest gripe: Win10 turns Off the NumLock light on Notebooks, okay on Desktop keyboards, like to use the PIN for Logon so the light is an important cue.
    Last edited by Berton; 4 Weeks Ago at 11:50.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Related Threads
windows won't stay put in General Support
I guess I'm a little OCD but I like to center the windows, like control panel, personalization my pc etc. Everytime I get them perfectly centered on the desktop when I close the windows and reopen them, they're not centered. In W7 or W8.1 they stay...
Hello! Since the most recent build of W-10 (9879), my caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock lights do not function on either computer on which I have W-10 installed (a desktop with a USB keyboard and a laptop with an integrated keyboard). The keys...
Desktop to Stay in Windows 10 News
Can't wait for Windows 9. I posted this on Windows 8 forum and the H8erts came out AGAIN. Loved Windows 7 Forum but Windows 8 Forum is getting to be a boar. Jim :banghead: Two good articles from Mary Jo. Interview with Terry Myerson,...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58.
Find Us