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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.



Keywords:Numlock, Num, Lock, Default, enable, login, log in, user, regedit, registry   Doc ID:24010
Owner:Kris C.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2012-04-25 07:54 CDTUpdated:2023-01-05 11:52 CDT
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