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Keep NUMLOCK enabled by default

To enable NUM LOCK before a user logs on, follow these steps. This will keep NUMLOCK enabled even after a user logs off or restarts the machine.

1. Open Regedit.

2. If you want to make the change on a remote computer, navigate to "File > Connect Network Registry." Enter the GB number and hit "Enter."

3. Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard

4. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2.


5. Hit Ctrl-F and look for all entries of 'InitialKeyboardIndicators' - there should be five.  Change their values to 2. 



6. Have the user log off or restart and you should see the NumLock enabled by default.



KeywordsNumlock, Num, Lock, Default, enable, login, log in, user, regedit, registry   Doc ID24010
OwnerSteve K.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2012-04-25 07:54:22Updated2023-01-05 11:52:11
SitesUW Green Bay
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