If you use the number pad frequently during your daily
computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when
the computer starts up.
You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways:
one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to
create a small script in Notepad.
Activate Num Lock Through the Registry
Enter the registry and navigate to
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\." Double-click on the
value labeled "IntitialKeyboardIndicators," which has a value of 0,1
Change the value to "2" to turn Num Lock on after
logon, "0" to turn Num Lock off after logon and "1" to
disable Num Lock.
Create a Num Lock Script
Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num
Depending on where you place the script, you can activate
the script for a single user or all users on the computer. Open Notepad and
paste the following code
"set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the
quotes to change the notepad file to a script.
Paste the file in the directory "Documents and
Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" to enable Num Lock for all
users by default.
For a single user, copy it to their startup folder instead
of All Users.
Enter the BIOS
Enter your computer's BIOS before Windows boots up to change
the integrated Num Lock settings.
Depending on your motherboard manufacturer, different key
combinations allow you to access the BIOS.
Common keys include "F1," "F2,"
"Del," "ESC" or "F10."
Consult your computer's documentation for specifics.
Navigate through the basic or advanced options until you
find a section dedicated to enable or disable Num Lock on boot.
Enable in Linux
Linux is an alternate operating system.
While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also
change the process through the options if using KDE Linux.
Navigate to "Control Panel" and click
"Peripherals." Select "Keyboard" and select the option
"Turn on" under the heading labeled "NumLock on KDE
How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in
How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon