How do I enable NumLock automatically?

A. The registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators can be used to set the initial state of the Num Lock key for the current user. To modify the state of NumLock for the logon screen.

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard (we are editing .default which is the profile used prior to logon)
  3. Double click on InitialKeyboardIndicators
  4. Set to 2 and click OK
  5. Close the registry editor

An easier way is to turn NumLock on and the logoff using Ctrl-Alt-Del Logoff which will preserve the state of Numlock..

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