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Can you enable numlock permanently?

By Pendal1 ·
I've enabled numlock at logon via the registry but I would like to know if I can enable numlock permanently in the registry. My workaround now is a vbs file that I place in the users' startup folders. Thanks.

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by zaferus In reply to Can you enable numlock pe ...

Many BIOS's have a setting that will turn Numlock on by default - if this helps.

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by mfinzel In reply to Can you enable numlock pe ...

Yep, you sure can do this with the registry. Here it is:
Go into the registry, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard.

Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2.

If you only want it to apply for a certain user, change it in HKCU only.

This will apply before logon, so it will apply to the logon screen as well.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Can you enable numlock pe ...

If you do the changes suggested, don?t forget to turn off system restore. First steep is go to My Computer->Properties->System Restore and check the ?TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE ON ALL DRIVES?. After that you can modify the registry described below.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Can you enable numlock pe ...

Just one more suggestion don't forget to first backup the registry before turning off System restore and then editing the registry.

I know it sounds obvious but it's amazing just how many get caught out by not doing this first.


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by Pendal1 In reply to Can you enable numlock pe ...

Thanks for all your input. I have enabled numlock at logon via the registry as you pointed out. However, this doesn't maintain the numlock after logon when a user reaches their desktop. My problem is when some users try and access the mainframe which requires passwords they use the numlock and this causes password problems because numlock isn't on. So far my only answer has been the .vbs file that I place in their startup folder. Thanks again.

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