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 setting.
1. Open your registry
and find the key below.
2. Change the
value of 'InitialKeyboardIndicators' to either '0' for off, or '2'
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
Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require
you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that
problems resulting from the incorrect use of the registry can be
solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.