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Windows 7: How to set 'numlock' on by default

17 Sep 2013   #1
ironhead2

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to set 'numlock' on by default

Hi everyone.
Just got a new coputer with 7 on.

Can anyone please assist me to set 'numlock' on by default?
Thank you


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17 Sep 2013   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You should have a numlock key on your keyboard at the top, ususally buy the number pad.

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17 Sep 2013   #3
ironhead2

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Numlock

that doesn't seem to do anything.
Thank you.
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17 Sep 2013   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Do you have the drivers installed for your keyboard?
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17 Sep 2013   #5
ironhead2

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes, keyboard is working fine....just need numlock on by default.
Thank you.
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17 Sep 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

There will be a setting in your BIOS/UEFI to enable NUMLOCK on by default. Usually under Hardware or on board devices or like that.

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17 Sep 2013   #7
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I experienced the same problem myself; fortunately, the solution is simple. For some reason, the default value of some of the registry keys (not all) were changed in windows 7, which causes the system to apparently ignore the InitialKeyboardIndicators settings in the other locations. All that is requireded is the performance of a search of the registry using regedit for that key. It is important to use the find function to locate ALL keyboard keys forInitialKeyboardIndicators and set them to the same value setting. The value options are as follows:
0 - Turn all indicators Off (NumLock, CapsLock, ScrollLock)
1 - Turn CapsLock On
2 - Turn NumLock On
3 - Turn CapsLock and NumLock On
4 - Turn ScrollLock On
5 - Turn CapsLock and ScrollLock On
6 - Turn NumLock and ScrollLock On
7 - Turn all indicators On (NumLock, CapsLock, ScrollLock)
In my case, the string value was some 7 or 8 digit number such as 21765430. These entries are the cause of the reboot change in the num lock status. If you want it on when you boot, set the string value to 2 in all the keys with numeric values. Problem solved!
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17 Sep 2013   #8
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Can you post a photo of your keyboard Number Keys, like the one Boozad posted? If you press the "NumLock" key, a light should come on somewhere on the Keyboard, usually above the Number Keypad.

When you press the "CapsLock" key, does that light anything?

Failing that, follow Archer's very good advice.
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