1. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Home
       03 Oct 2016 #1

    setting NumLock ON at startup in Windows 10


    This is a follow-up. I found the post which shows how to put an entry in the registry to turn on NumLock at startup on my new Windows 10 laptop, as for some reason, after the last downloaded update, it didn't work when trying to enter my PIN. I followed instructions for making the changes, restarted my laptop, and it worked fine... ONLY ONCE! The next time I shut down/restarted, the number pad didn't work. I had to use the numbers on the top row of the keyboard to enter my PIN at login. SOOO, I reinstalled the registry fix. Still doesn't work at the point where I enter my PIN, the number pad won't function until several minutes after I have gotten logged in. Any ideas?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       03 Oct 2016 #2

    Hello leathrpaws,

    Unfortunately, updates will sometimes reset stuff back to default. When this happens, you can only just reapply your customizations again. I like to merge all my customizations into one .reg file to make reapplying easier in situations like this.

    Num Lock - Enable or Disable on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       03 Oct 2016 #3

    Have a look in the BIOS, there is usually an option to enable numlock on boot up in there.
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  4. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 125
    Windows 10
       03 Oct 2016 #4

    Problem is that Windows 10 defaults to Numlock off and will keep it there regardless of what the BIOS setting is most of the time, hence the need for the regedit Shawn linked to.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 536
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       03 Oct 2016 #5

    My workaround is old school. Since I have Lock screens on my systems I just hit the NumLock key to get to the login screen and NumLock remains on.

    Jim
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 123
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       03 Oct 2016 #6

    Phone Man said: View Post
    My workaround is old school. Since I have Lock screens on my systems I just hit the NumLock key to get to the login screen and NumLock remains on.

    Jim
    That's exactly what I do. You have to hit a key on the KB anyway to bring up the login window, may as well be Num Lock. Just consider it the first key of your PIN .
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home
       03 Oct 2016 #7

    Phone Man said: View Post
    My workaround is old school. Since I have Lock screens on my systems I just hit the NumLock key to get to the login screen and NumLock remains on.

    Jim
    The thing is, I found this method through 10 Forums, and it's not working right. I know the NumLock key will take me to login screen, usually hit enter then hit the 4 digit code on the number pad to login. Was hitting "Enter" on the laptop since I got it, then entering the passcode on the number pad, but a few days ago, that stopped working, and I had to hit NumLock. Must be due to a recent update.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home
       03 Oct 2016 #8

    GregH said: View Post
    That's exactly what I do. You have to hit a key on the KB anyway to bring up the login window, may as well be Num Lock. Just consider it the first key of your PIN .
    Until a few days ago, the NumLock was automatically on. Hate it when updates change things w/o letting you know.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       03 Oct 2016 #9

    @leathrpaws,

    Please see my post above for why.
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       04 Oct 2016 #10

    stormy13 said: View Post
    Problem is that Windows 10 defaults to Numlock off and will keep it there regardless of what the BIOS setting is most of the time, hence the need for the regedit Shawn linked to.
    Just the opposite for me? If I don't change that BIOS setting to off, my numlock is always on when I boot into Windows? I prefer it to be off. I haven't checked it lately, usually only ever have to go change it after a BIOS flash or BIOS reset to defaults. Maybe Windows 10 ignores it now? Some previous versions of Windows didn't.
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