How to fix Num lock OFF issue on Windows login screen

Sometimes the num lock is turned off on windows 10 startup. After research on this issue, we found a solution how to keep num lock turns on at startup Login Screen.



Sometimes the num lock is turned off on windows 10 startup. Due to this, we couldn’t use right-side keyboard’s numeric keys while putting the password in the windows login screen and lock screen. We have to use the upper-left side numeric keys which don’t like or irritating for some peoples.

numlock is turned off on login


While struggling with this issue, some questions are rising in my mind, why the num lock keeps turns off automatically without pressing numlock key. Is there no way to keep numlock turns ON in the windows 10 startup login sreen so that user can use the right-side keyboard numeric keys freely.

What is Num Lock

Num lock key is used to enable or disable the right-side numeric keys on the keyboard. If you disable it, the numeric keys turn to arrow function. And if you enable it, the numeric keys function as normal typing numbers. The following names printed on the keyboards as num lock: numeric lock, number lock, num Lock, num Lk.
Turn on num lock

[Solution] How to keep NumLock turn ON at Windows boot.

After that, I was searching for its solution but did not get any setting to do this. Fortunately, in the end, we found a solution to keep num lock turns on at startup (Login Screen). We are going to share the solution here on this page.

Please follow the following steps to turn ON num lock on windows startup.


  1. Press Windows + R keys together to open “Run” box.
  2. Type Regedit and click on OK
  3. Navigate the following registry path: HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
  4. Double-click on the “InitialKeyboardIndicators” and change the value data = 2
  5. Exit from Windows Registry.
    keep trun on through registry

The issue should be fixed after followed the steps correctly. If the problem doesn’t resolve, please leave your message in the comment section below, we’ll discover more about it and will share with you.

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  1. Leigh Bond says

    I have used the registry edit you suggested for years and it worked. Lately, however, when I power up my computer, sometimes the num lock comes on and sometimes it doesn’t. It must be some kind of timing issue in the operating system startup.

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