Friday, September 30, 2022

Set Num Lock On As Default Windows 10 With Simple Tricks!

On Windows 10 you can log in with a numeric PIN instead of a password. To do this you need to enable the NumLock and use the number pad on your keyboard. So, today I will show you how to set Windows 10 Numlock on boot.

How To Set Numlock On Boot For Windows 10?

We can set Windows 10 Numlock on boot following the three ways described below. Have a look.

1) Restart Your Device After Enabling Numlock

Back in Windows 8, a new feature called hybrid shutdown was introduced that enabled Windows to save the changes made to a system file.

After rebooting, this file will be read and the system initialization will be much faster.

But sometimes this can bug out and cause errors. If you find that the NUM lock key is not starting at the Boot, then reboot your machine after you press the NUM lock button once.

When you restart again your system will initialize again and the drivers and services will load fresh.

This should set num lock on as default Windows 10. So, just try this out before you move on with some advanced tweaks.

2) Disable Fast StartUp

The fast startup feature can cause Windows to boot with Num Lock off. So, you can disable fast Startup following the steps illustrated below.

  • Go to the Start Menu and enter Control Panel in the search box.
  • Choose Power Options as shown in the picture below.

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  • Now click on Choose what power buttons do from the left pane.

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  • From the next window, select Change settings that are currently unavailable.

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  • Find Turn on fast startup (recommend) box and uncheck the option. You are done!

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Check if this has solved the problem, else move on to the next step.

3) Tweak The Registry

Windows registry settings control the state of the caps lock, scroll lock, or Num lock at Boot.

So, by tweaking the registry settings you can set numbers lock on Windows 10 by default.

Follow the steps to do so:

  • Launch Run utility by pressing Win + R hotkeys on your keyboard. Agree to the onscreen prompt to proceed.
  • Head for:
 Computer\HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard and find InitialkeyboardIndicators

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  • Double click on InitialkeyboardIndicators and change the value to 2147483648 first for Windows 10.

If this does not work, then change the value to 2147483650.

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  • Exit Registry and this will set Windows 10 num lock on login screen.

Closing Up

The above processes should set Windows 10 Numlock on boot. If you have further queries then leave us a reply in the comments section below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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