Num Lock key on at boot

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  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10
       #1

    Num Lock key on at boot


    For some reason, my num lock is off by default. I looked up the solutions, and the ones I found said to turn it on at the login screen, then reboot. It remained on for the next boot, but after that, it was off again. So I tried changing the registry key under "InitialKeyboardIndicators" to "214783650", which was the other suggestion I found. Neither of these worked. Does anyone else have any other ideas?
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  2. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    I do this:
    Win+r -> regedit.exe
    HKEY_USERS -> .DEFAULT -> Control Panel -> Keyboard -> InitialKeyboardIndicators
    Edit the value, and set it to 2
    shut down Regedit, and reboot.
    Now the numlock is on at the login screen :)
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  3. Posts : 31
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Just 2? No numbers before or after?
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  4. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #4

    I can turn mine off or on in the BIOS.
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  5. Posts : 14,577
    Windows 10 IoT
       #5

    Gary said:
    I can turn mine off or on in the BIOS.
    That's where I do it from also.
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  6. Posts : 31
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks for the help. I don't know which of these fixed it, because both were as they should be. I changed the registry key, and it didn't fix it, so I checked the BIOS, and it was already where it should be, but when I exited, it worked.
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  7. Posts : 14,577
    Windows 10 IoT
       #7

    Might have been the reboot?
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  8. Posts : 703
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #8

    Nolan314 said:
    Just 2? No numbers before or after?
    I had to change the InitialKeyboardsIndicators registry value. Went from 2147483648 to 214783650. (80000002 in Hex works too)

    Gary said:
    I can turn mine off or on in the BIOS.
    alphanumeric said:
    That's where I do it from also.
    Me too. Windows then disables numlock by default on some hardware. All my other machines didn't need the registry value to be changed.
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  9. Posts : 31
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    alphanumeric said:
    Might have been the reboot?
    I've rebooted after every step, so I don't know.
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  10. Posts : 14,577
    Windows 10 IoT
       #10

    End result is you got what you wanted. How and why may remain a mystery?
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