Numlock isn't on when my computer boots and it's slowing me down!
Posted by (Inactive) Lacinda Riesland, Last modified by Richard Watt on 13 February 2020 05:39 PM

You must have administrative rights on your Windows PC in order to fix this. If you don't have admin rights, please contact us at 5-HELP.

Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).

  • Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard (If the Keyboard key isn't there, add it.)
  • Double-click the InitialKeyboardIndicators value on the right. (If it's not there, select New from the Edit menu, then String Value, and type InitialKeyboardIndicators for the name of the new value.)
  • Change the value to any of the following:
    • 0 - all indicators off
    • 1 - Caps Lock on
    • 2 - Num Lock on
    • 4 - Scroll Lock on
    Or, combine them by adding the corresponding values:
    • 3 - Caps Lock and Num Lock on
    • 5 - Caps Lock and Scroll Lock on
    • 6 - Num Lock and Scroll Lock on
    • 7 - Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock on
  • Close the Registry Editor when you're done; the change should take effect the next time you start Windows.