Changing the Default State of the NUMLOCK Key
The NUMLOCK key
is usually only turned on before the user has logged into the
computer, this can cause problem for people with portable computers
that do not check the status of the NUMLOCK key before typing
their password. The default behaviour can be changed with this
1. Open your
registry and find the key below.
2. Change the
value of 'InitialKeyboardIndicators' to either '0' for off, or
'2' for on.
Note: This change will affect all users
but value can also be changed on a user basis by modifying [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
Panel\Keyboard] and the same registry key.
Key: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]
Data: 0 = NUMLOCK off, 2 = NUMLOCK on