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

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

    How to Enable or Disable Num Lock on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
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    31 Mar 2017
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    How to Enable or Disable Num Lock on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Windows 10 has a new sign in screen that is more modern and touch friendly. By default, you need to dismiss the lock screen and enter your credentials on the Sign-in screen to sign in to Windows 10 with your account.

    Turning Num Lock on allows you to use the numbers on the keypad and turning the Num Lock off enables the key's other functions, such as using the keypad as an arrow pad.

    The Num Lock toggle key is turned off by default while on the sign-in screen. Having Num Lock turned on for the sign-in screen can be handy if you have a password with numbers or use a PIN to sign in to Windows 10 with.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable having Num Lock turned on for the sign-in (logon) screen of all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable Num Lock on the sign-in screen.


    EXAMPLE: Sign-in screen for Windows 10
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    Here's How:
    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard

    InitialKeyboardIndicators string value

    2147483648 = disable
    2 = enable



    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Num Lock on Sign-in Screen

    Note   Note
    It has been reported that some people needed to turn off fast startup first, enable num lock, then be able to turn on fast startup again after restarting the computer.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Num_Lock_on_Sign-in_screen.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Num Lock on Sign-in Screen

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Num_Lock_on_Sign-in_screen.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file.





    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    24 Aug 2016 #1

    Hi Shawn
    Yesterday there were 2 Microsoft updates and now two new Toshiba laptops running win10 anniv /64.
    the num lock light comes on but as window loads num lock light is on but as windows starts light goes out (never happened before). screen before login, fast login disabled.
    checked the registry long number is showing is your tutorial says is it ok to use this tutorial on this latest version (anniv) of win 10.
    Thanks for you assistance
    Tony
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 23,601
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       24 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello Tony,

    Yes, the tutorial will work in all Windows.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 23,601
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2016 #3

    UPDATE:

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14926:

    Making pin login easier: Ever tried to enter your pin, only to discover the numbers you’ve been typing are nowhere to be seen because Num Lock was off? We’re happy to announce that that will no longer happen! With this build, regardless of your Num Lock state, numbers will be input if you’re typing into the pin password field. Let us know what you think!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       03 Oct 2016 #4

    Thank you just enabled mine so now all good
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 23,601
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       03 Oct 2016 #5

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    07 Oct 2016 #6

    Hi Brink,

    the reg file/hack does not work..
    I still noticed it randomly turn off numlock at startup..
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 23,601
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       07 Oct 2016 #7

    madmax2 said: View Post
    Hi Brink,

    the reg file/hack does not work..
    I still noticed it randomly turn off numlock at startup..
    Hello madmax2,

    Some Windows Updates can reset this after they are installed, so this could be what happened.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    08 Oct 2016 #8

    madmax2 said: View Post
    Hi Brink,

    the reg file/hack does not work..
    I still noticed it randomly turn off numlock at startup..
    Nope no updates here that I know off..
    Seems to still occur randomly after a shutdown

    I think it is more to do with the fast startup..

    which someone has suggested to disable,
    but this would cause bootup speed to be slower..
    Last edited by madmax2; 08 Oct 2016 at 16:01.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 23,601
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       08 Oct 2016 #9

    If it is Fast Startup at fault, then you could do this below to sort it.

    1) Turn off Fast Startup.

    2) Enable Num Lock at startup.

    3) Restart the computer to lock it in.

    4) You can turn Fast Startup back on again if you like, and have Num Lock stay enabled at startup.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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