Windows 10: Num Lock Solved

  1.    15 Feb 2017 #1

    Num Lock


    When I had Windows 7 installed on this same computer there was a place to set Num Lock to be on when computer boots up. I cannot find the setting for this on Windows 10. Simple problem, hope simple answer. Thanks
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  2.    15 Feb 2017 #2

    It's in you BIOS and on your keyboard. For BIOS, you'll need to make the change in there. On your keyboard....it's a key combo...ctrl + num lock key. When engaged a light will be turned on.
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       15 Feb 2017 #3

    All I did on mine was press Number lock on the key pad
    Next time it started up it came on by its self
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  4.    15 Feb 2017 #4

    Will this come on by itself. I usually press numlock but it doesn't come on the next time.
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       15 Feb 2017 #5

    Dakota37 said: View Post
    Will this come on by itself. I usually press numlock but it doesn't come on the next time.
    On all my systems it has always done
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       15 Feb 2017 #6

    I none of that works or if you want to just automate it, this is the Reg entry.

    Force Num Lock On.reg

    It's here. Scroll down a bit....

    Enable NumLock on the Windows 10 Login screen/Lock screen

    And here, Shawn's tutorial:
    Num Lock - Enable or Disable on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       15 Feb 2017 #7

    Dakota37 said: View Post
    When I had Windows 7 installed on this same computer there was a place to set Num Lock to be on when computer boots up. I cannot find the setting for this on Windows 10. Simple problem, hope simple answer. Thanks
    This is normally set in the Bios not in the OS itself - boot into the bios on start often Del key - look for something like "NumLock at Boot" set to On and save and exit
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       15 Feb 2017 #8

    On every Asus motherboard I have used, the Num. Lock is set in the bios.
    Tapping the Delete key should get you into the bios on a Asus motherboard.

    Jack
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       15 Feb 2017 #9

    Windows 10 does handle the NumLock differently, usually the .reg modification works but it generally only saves the state of the key at shutdown or reboot, what it was should be what will come back. My issue is Win10 disables the light on Notebooks keyboards with the keypad, can't tell what is set until trying it. The number keys along the top of the keyboard aren't affected.
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