May 18 2011

Numlock on Boot

I have had a request a number of times that users would like NUMLOCK to be enabled on Windows boot. I looked it up (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529) and found a simple registry hack to enable this.

To achieve this desired outcome, you will need to enter into the registry and make a small modification.

  1. Run Registry Editor.
  2. Move to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard.
  3. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2

This will enable the NUMLOCK, but will require a reboot to see your results.