I can't get numlock enabled by default on login screen of my Windows 10 machine. I read many articles/questions with solutions like these:

And after trying them all, the only working option was disabling Fast Startup from Control Panel.

However as name suggests it is good option and I don't want to have slow startup, just because numlock will be enabled.


As I already wrote, all solutions with changing registry key InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2 or to 2147483650 or to 80000002 failed to work.

Also I did it for all possible folders in HKEY_USERS folder, not just for HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT


I am wondering if there are any other options to enable numlock by default on login screen as it is bit annoying?

  • Did you try setting the value of InitialKeyboardIndicators to 80000002?
    – ruth
    Jun 27, 2016 at 10:32
  • @MichaelD just did it, does not work as 2 and 2147483650.
    – gevorg
    Jun 27, 2016 at 10:39
  • Did you change inside every required folder? Please take a look at Step One of this page. Edit: Also change the values for ALL USERS not only for .Default.
    – ruth
    Jun 27, 2016 at 10:41
  • @MichaelD yes, I did, just tried it with all possible combinations.
    – gevorg
    Jun 27, 2016 at 11:04

1 Answer 1


Okay try the following for Win10:

  • Change the value of ...ControlPanel/Keyboard/InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2147483650 for ALL USERS not only for .Default.

  • Then SHUTDOWN computer.

  • Turn on computer and wait for login screen (NumLock is still off).

  • Enable NUMLOCK

  • SHUTDOWN computer.

  • Turn on computer.

  • Thank you for answer and certainly what you explain works as you write, but when I continue after described steps in answer 1. Login to to windows 2. Shutdown 3. Turn on => numlock is disabled again. :(
    – gevorg
    Jun 27, 2016 at 11:07
  • Oh, I am too out of ideas. Sorry.
    – ruth
    Jun 27, 2016 at 11:12
  • It sounds like maybe group policy or domain policy could be rewriting the registry value. Sep 12, 2016 at 15:21

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