I have done the following changes in my registry of windows 8.1

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Control Panel\Keyboard

set the value of InitialKeyboardIndicator is 2 but still the num pad is off while starting my laptop.


Check your BIOS Setup for an option to have "NumLock" on at boot.

For registry hackers:
Run regedit, do a backup, search for "InitialKeyboardIndicators" and set the REG_SZ value of all instances to "2"

  • Logically speaking though, shouldn't the OS option trump what you've selected in the BIOS? – Karan Jun 1 '15 at 10:29
  • Logic is one thing, OS and BIOS interaction another... ;-p - especially if the OS comes from MS. – Hannu Jun 1 '15 at 16:03
  • Well MS' OS works fine here and so does its NumLock setting. Hopefully the OP will confirm whether your suggestion worked for him or not. – Karan Jun 1 '15 at 19:33
  • There is no option of NumLock on BIOS menu. – K K Jun 2 '15 at 6:13
  • Then I can only recommend to use some other OS/Hardware. Fake (as in non-functional) and missing user preference settings are a no-no IMHO. – Hannu Jun 2 '15 at 17:56

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