How to Turn Num Lock on by Default in Windows 7 & 8
By default, Num Lock is set to off on power up in Microsoft's Windows 7 & 8. This setting was turned on by default in earlier versions of the Windows operating system. In earlier versions, it was possible to change this setting in the system Bios. To modify this setting, turning Num Lock on at power up, follow this simple tutorial.
Windows 7 or 8
Windows 7 or 8
1. Click the Start button, type regedit in the search bar and hit the Enter key. Click Yes in the User Account Control window, to open Regedit (in Windows 7). Windows 8 users; access the Run command window using the keyboard shortcut Win [Windows key] + R, then type regedit.
2. Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\ControlPanel\Keyboard. Double-click to modify the sting value of InitialKeyboadIndicators, changing the value from 2147483648 to 2147483650. If InitialKeyboadIndicators shows a value of 0, change the value to 2.
Note: this is not the string named "Default."
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3. Exit the Registry. There is no Save option, or Crtl+Z shortcut to undo changes made. When you restart the computer, the new setting will automatically take effect.
* As an added security measure when using an alphanumeric logon password, leave NumLoc off.
* To undo this edit, navigate to InitialKeyboadIndicators and change the value back to 2147483648.
* Changes made in Regedit can wreak havoc system-wide, back up the registry first! Follow steps 1-2 of: http://www.tomcomknowshow.com/how-to-repair-windows-offline-help-and-support.html
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