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How to enable numlock on startup in Windows 8

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If you are like me – you rely heavily on the Num Lock key and having it disabled on boot is extremely annoying – using a quick registry change you can enable Numlock by default in Windows 8.


  1. Press the Windows Key to open the Tile (Metro) screen
  2. Type: regedit to search for the Windows Registry Editor and press Enter.
  3. When the Registry Editor loads – navigate through:
  4. HKEY_USERS,.DEFAULT, Control Panel, and Keyboard.
  5. Locate the InitialKeyboardIndicators entry and right-click it, select Modify.
  6. Enter 2 into the box.
  7. Click OK to save the changes.

How to disable Numlock on Startup

Follow the same steps till: Step 6 than instead of 2 type: 2147483648.