Windows 10: NumLock status at logon from cold boot Solved

  1.    09 Dec 2015 #1

    NumLock status at logon from cold boot

    Hi all, bit of a weird one here.

    I chose to log in use the PIN option. I like typing with the num pad.

    At the log on screen Num Lock was always off.

    1. Checked the BIOS settings:
    Ensured that the NumLock status in the BIOS was set to enabled

    2. Modified the registry a few times
    Key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard
    I set the String Value: InitialKeyboardIndicators
    to 2
    then I tried 80000002
    then I tried 2147483650

    So I have partial success, where NumLock is enabled after a restart, but it is not enabled after a cold-boot.

    Weird huh.

    Any and all suggestions welcome!
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  2. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,678
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 345
       09 Dec 2015 #2

    Found this for you
    It worked with windows 8.1
    It hopefully may help you

    The poster found a solution that works permanently:

    Num-Lock bei Windows 8 Bootvorgang aktivieren - YouTube

    It is also a change in the register but not the one I have read in most posts.

    •You go to the register
    •Open HKEY USERS
    •Open Default
    •Open Control Panel
    •Click on Keyboard
    •On the right side you get 4 keyboard items

    •Initial Keyboard Indicators has a number as data > 2147483648
    •Double click on Initial Keyboard Indicators
    •In the small window you get you change the last 2 numbers from 48 to 50 and get 2147483650
    •Click on ok
    •Close the register window
    •Try again

    I have been trying now for more than 10 times and it keeps coming up on time for the login screen no matter if it is a cold start or a restart

    It worked for the poster so hope it helps you
    let us know how you get on
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    10 Dec 2015 #3

    Thanks for the response hTconeM9user,

    Unfortunately I've already tried this particular method and no luck.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,678
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 345
       10 Dec 2015 #4

    Found another link about turning off fast start up
    How to do it

    It may work for you as well
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    12 Dec 2015 #5

    Thanks hTconeM9user!!!

    That was a good find. Fast startup was the key to solving this!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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