How to Enable NumLock for Logon Screen and Lock Screen in Windows 10

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If you already got used to the Windows 10 Technical Preview operating system then you also noticed that the NumLock is not enabled by default for the Logon screen and also for the Lock screen. Therefore by following the lines below you will be able to set the NumLock to enabled by default in Windows 10.
How to enable NumLock for Logon screen and Lock screen (Windows 10)
The tutorial below will describe two methods on how to enable the NumLock for the Logon screen and Lock screen in Windows 10, you will have to keep in mind that for the method that requires a registry tweak in the Windows 10 operating system it will be a good idea to make a backup copy of your important files, folders and applications.

Tutorial for enabling NumLock for the Logon screen and Lock screen of Windows 10

First method:

  1. Reboot your Windows 10 operating system first.
  2. When the device starts you should have the Logon window in front of you.
  3. Now press the “NumLock” button on the keyboard and make sure the green light on the keyboard that specifies that NumLock is active is turned on.
  4. Now left click or tap on the power button situated in the lower right side of the Logon screen.
  5. Left click or tap on the “Restart” option you have there.
  6. Now after the Windows 10 operating system reboots the NumLock feature should be active by default.

Second method:

  1. Press and hold the “Windows” button and the “R” button.
  2. You should have the “Run” window in front of you.
  3. In the run dialog box write the following: “regedit” without the quotes.
  4. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
    Note: If you are asked by a user account control window to allow access to the Registry Editor left click or tap on the “Yes” button to proceed further.
  5. Now the Registry Editor window should be in front of you.
  6. On the left side panel left click or tap on the “HKEY_USERS” folder to open it.
  7. From within the “HKEY_USERS” folder find and left click or tap to open the “.DEFAULT” folder.
  8. In the “.DEFAULT” folder left click or tap on the “Control Panel” folder to open it.
  9. In the “Control Panel” folder left click or tap on the “Keyboard” folder to open it.
  10. On the right side panel search for and double click to open the “InitialKeyboardIndicators” string.
    Note: If you do not have this specific file please right click on an open space in the right panel and left click or tap on the “New” option to create one with this name.
  11. Under the “value data” field you will need to write there the following: “80000002” without the quotes.
  12. Left click or tap on the “OK” button to save your changes.
  13. Now close the Registry Editor window as well.
  14. Reboot your Windows 10 operating system.
  15. When you get to the Logon screen or Lock window of your Windows 10 check to see if your NumLock is enabled.

And you are finished, following one of the two methods posted above will enable your NumLock feature in the Logon screen as well as the Lock screen of your Windows 10 Technical Preview system. Also if you need further assistance or if you stumbled upon any issues along the way in this tutorial please write us in the comments section of the page situated below and me or my colleagues will help you as soon as possible.

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