Solve a problem where Numlock is enabled in Microsoft Windows at startup with these steps.
Method 1 – Registry Setting
- Hold the Windows Key then press “R” to bring up the Run dialog box.
- Type “regedit“, then press “Enter“.
- Navigate to the following location in the registry:
- Control Panel
- Change the value of InitialKeyboardIndicators
- Set it to 0 to set NumLock OFF
- Set it to 2 to set NumLock ON
Method 2 – Function Keys
You may have inadvertently pressed a key combination on your keyboard to cause certain letters on your keyboard to be used as a numeric keypad. This is normally the case for laptop users.
In most cases, you will have a “Fn” and “NumLk” key that can be used to toggle this setting on or off. Hold the “Fn” key, then press “NumLk” to toggle the numeric keypad on or off.
Method 3 – BIOS Setting
Most computers, including virtual machines will have a BIOS setting that controls whether or not NumLock is enabled or disabled at startup. You can usually enter the BIOS by pressing a certain key such as “Delete” or “F1” at startup before Windows loads. Once in the BIOS, you should be able to find a setting that controls NumLock.