Windows 10: Numlock defaults to off


  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       05 Sep 2015 #1

    Numlock defaults to off


    Running new Windows 10 Home 64 bit PC for but a few days I have been irritated that as it has booted I always have to switch numlock on. 100% of boot occasions, numlock is turned off. Can anyone tell me where I can configure the machine to stop it doing this?
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  2.    05 Sep 2015 #2

    To enable NUM LOCK before a user logs on, follow these steps:
    • Run Registry Editor.
    • Move to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
      .
    • Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2.


    Source: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Jan 2016 at 11:18.
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       05 Sep 2015 #3

    WOW that was quick. Many thanks.
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  4. Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1 pro upgraded to Windows 10 pro
       05 Sep 2015 #4

    this doesn't work when starting from a cold boot... only from a restart
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  5.    05 Sep 2015 #5

    icpwolverine said: View Post
    this doesn't work when starting from a cold boot... only from a restart
    Doesn't it? I'm sure it does with me. I'll have to check.
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  6.    05 Sep 2015 #6

    RamboMcMutNutts said: View Post
    Doesn't it? I'm sure it does with me. I'll have to check.
    I just checked. Numlock is on through a restart, but from a cold boot, Numlock is *not* on by default.
    IMO, not a huge deal, but there it is...:-)
    I did the reg. fix you posted earlier, BTW...

    Joe
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  7. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Sep 2015 #7

    This solution below works from a cold boot. I've used it on a large number of PCs and always works. I've used it for devices at work, home and for friends.

    Num Lock key on at boot

    WhyMe said: View Post
    Go to the power options via settings
    Make sure the tickbox for "Turn on fast start-up (recommended)" is UNTICKED


    Then open up the registry (regedit) and go to
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard
    Change the value of InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2147483650
    Sometimes it is not necessary to untick (disable) fast start-up. It just appears to make this solution more universal (although I don't know why)

    80000002 can also work in place of 2147483650 as it is the hexadecimal equivalent.
    Last edited by WhyMe; 05 Sep 2015 at 19:22.
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  8. Posts : 1,526
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       28 Jan 2016 #8

    This is the fix which just worked for me:

    Num Lock - Enable or Disable on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    • Turn off fast start-up (if not already off)
    • Run REGEDIT and go to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard
    • Change the value of InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2147483650
    • Reboot & turn on fast start up (if you want it)
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Jan 2016 at 11:53.
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  9. Posts : 1,526
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       03 Aug 2016 #9

    This issue reappeared after the Anniversary Update and the fix at Post 8 worked.
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