How to enable numlock on Windows 10 lock screen

This have bugged me for a while, and this is what I’ve found.

This is what works for me, and what works even from a cold start. If it doesn’t work for you, please let me know in the comments.

This is done on a Windows 10 Home 64-bit computer (works the same on a 32-bit one). And, this is done with caution since you will be using a tool that can mess up things if done the wrong way. Done correctly, it’s ALL safe.

This is being all done inside Registry Editor. Which you open from Run by either pressing WIN + R or right-click the Start-button and select Run. Type regedit and click OK.

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If you’re on a regular computer that’s not played with too much. UAC will now ask you if you want to allow Regedit. It will cover the entire screen. This screenshot was made from a tablet since UAC doesn’t allow screenshots when it’s in “secure desktop”, and it’s cut a bit.

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in Registry Editor you now navigate down to

Computer\HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard

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Where you change InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2147483650. This assumes you are you using a microsoft account, if you’re using a local account you change it to 2.

This will now work when you restart your computer but NOT from a cold start. You simply need to disable “fast start-up” for this to fully work, or turn off hibernation (which will disable fast start-up as well). Disabling fast start-up is what made it dependable for me, and consistent. The computer starts slightly slower, but nothing that I got very upset over. It’s also sometimes called “fast boot”.

This is done in the Control panel (in category mode)

System and security

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Power options

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“choose what the power button do” on the left side of the window

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Change settings that are currently unavailable

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Where you untick “turn on fast start-up”, and simply save changes.

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Now turn off your computer, and numlock SHOULD now be enabled at the lock screen when you start it next time. Which really helps if you’re using a PIN code to log in. Let me know in the comments if it doesn’t work for you.