Turn NumLock on Automatically upon Boot in Windows 8

Turn NumLock on Automatically upon Boot in Windows 8


I’ve ran into this issue on three separate machines where the NumLock key needs to be pressed to login to Windows 8 upon boot (assuming you have a number in your password). My BIOS setting is correct, but for some reason Windows 8 ignores it.

The Solution

Note: If you don’t want to dig into the registry yourself then you can just download the completed .REG file here. Double-click it and done.

For those that want to do it manually, then follow the instructions below:

Navigate to [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard] and change "InitialKeyboardIndicators" to 2 as shown below.


Simple right?

Also as stated earlier, you can download a .REG file from here to avoid performing any of this work. The contents of the registry file are as follows:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]


I hope this helped! Thanks for reading.

Windows 8
Posted by: Michael Crump
Last revised: 09 Sep, 2012 01:35 AM


11 Sep, 2012 04:59 PM

Doesn't work for me (Sony Vaio E)

Michael Crump
Michael Crump
12 Sep, 2012 10:43 PM

@David: Sorry it doesn't work for you. It worked on both of my boxes (Lenovo)

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