LKBEN10614: Howto activate NUMLOCK at startup of windows


The NUMLOCK key is off after you logged on to your system


Might be a setting the BIOS of the system.


To change this behaviour you need to change the registry setting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard.

Here you find the REG_SZ InitialKeyboardIndicators which should have a value of 0.


NUMLOCK off = 0
NUMLOCK on = 2

You can copy the following to a reg file and load it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard]


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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