Activate Numpad When Turning On Windows 10

If you have reached this Windows tutorial it is because your numeric keypad is not activated when you turn on your PC . Don’t worry, this usually happens quite frequently and it has an easy solution, you just have to follow the steps that we will indicate throughout this article.

What Is It And What Is The Numeric Keypad For?

We call the numerical keyboard the set of keys that a computer keyboard has, which is made up of numbers and symbols. Its arrangement is similar to that of a calculator and serves to facilitate the use of arithmetic operations .

How do I activate the numeric keypad in Windows?

It is possible that on some occasions the numeric keypad does not work , this has an easy solution since on many occasions we may have deactivated it by mistake. To activate the numeric keyboard you have to activate the “Num Lock” key which is located on its right side. We will know that it is deactivated because the light of LED «1» will be off .

What Key Do We Press To Activate This Keyboard ?

To activate this mode we only have to activate the “Num Lock” key , the function of this key is to block the numeric keyboard , we will know that we have deactivated it because we will see a Led  that indicates so.

How do you activate the numeric keypad when turning on Windows 10?

You may notice that by default Windows has this special mode disabled at system startup. Luckily there is a way to activate the numeric keypad with the Regedit command that takes care of the Windows registry. To do this, the first thing we must do is press the following key combination:

  • Windows + R.

This will open the Windows registry in which we must do the following:

  1. We enter the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelKeyboard
  2. We are located in the “Keyboard” folder .
  3. Right-click the InitialKeyboardIndicators file .
  4. In the pop-up menu we will click on “Modify” .

To enable,  in “Value Data” you must have written a “2” (without quotes), this will activate this keyboard at the start of the operating system .

How to Enable Numpad Lock at Windows 10 Boot

It is also possible that what you want is to block this mode when turning on Windows 10 , for this all you have to do is change the value “2” to “0”.

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