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Enable Num Lock Key at Logon Screen Fix it Live!

Enable Num Lock Key at Logon Screen Fix it Live!

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We just released another Fix it Knowledge Base (KB) article. This Fix it enables the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen as described in KB 154529.

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    It didn't work.  Running the script did change the registry entry, but the "num lock" still doesn't come on when rebooting.

  • As Gene said, it does not work. I ran the script and "nim locks" still isn't enabled

  • I loved it... anything to save me a few steps...

  • num lock key at logon screen fix it  did not work any other suggestion?

  • This fix worked the first time I ran it from the website to my computer, I then tried to save it and deploy it via gpo, with no luck.  Now after changing my regestry settings back to default and running the fix again from the website I get the error "This advertised application will not e installed because it might be unsafe. Contact your administrator to change the installation user interface option of the package to basic.  Any Help?  I need to apply this fix across my domain!

  • I ran the program on my Acer Aspire 5735-4624 laptop, running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 and it did nothing for the problem. I cannot set this option in my BIOS as it is not there. Is there another fix as I use numbers on all passwords and keep forgetting to press the numlock key??? My email is above in the url box.


  • It won't work,  even if I try to change the key manually in the registry.  I got the error : Can not edit the key : Error writing the value's new contents.

  • The "fix" made the necessary registery enter, however num lock is still "off"

  • The fix WORKED for me after apply one extra step.  I set "NUM LOCK" to "OFF" in the BIOS as this was reversing the action/setting done by this "fix".  Give it a try.

  • I tried and did not work for me numlock still not on a log on screen. Bummer!!

  • I tried the FixIt Live and it did not work. Then I went into HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard and found it was set to 2. logged in to all users of my machine and found it was set to 2.

    The registry hack is the way I got it to work. Make sure you go to here: HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard

    and follow the instructions.

    Mine was set correctly before I installed IE8. I also added another user at the same time so I'm not sure which one put it to default, which is 0.

    Hope this helps.


  • Same problem as Gene

    It didn't work.  Running the script did change the registry entry, but the "num lock" still doesn't come on when rebooting.

    Does anyone read these posts?

  • I finally got it to work.

    Put the script in:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    Then make sure both:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard and HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard are both set at 2 for InitialKeyboardIndicators.

    Restart, set bios to Num Lock OFF. Start Windows.

    If you watch your Num Lock Indicator, it will briefly be on at start-up, go out before login, go on for login, go off briefly during loading, then be on again during operation.

  • PS:

    Don't put that script in any other user startup folder or add it is a group object login script. Those will defeat the num lock script.

  • Your complete program is wonderful - I had no idea that there was such fantastic and helpful information available,

    Robert Johnson

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