Enable Num Lock at sign in screen in windows 10

In windows 10, when you sign in to your account, Num lock is turned off by default. This somewhat becomes an irritation to users like me, who use PIN to sign in to my account. When the Num lock is turned off, the numeric keypad behaves as arrow pad and we can also use other functions like Page up/down.
But there is a registry trick that enables Num lock at sign in. So without wasting time let us start the tutorial:

  • Open Run dialog box by Pressing windows key+R. Alternatively, right click the start button and select Run.
  • Type in regedit and press OK.
  • On the next window that opens, navigate to the following Path:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard
  • Now on the right hand side, right click InitialKeyboardIndicators and click Modify. It would have a value of 2147483648.
  • Change the value to 2 and the Num lock should be enabled by default at the sign in.
Alternatively, if you find it difficult, just run the following file and press  Yes when prompted:
Registry file to enable Num lock at the sign in screen.
To restore defaults, you can use the following:
All credits to Shawn Brink for the tutorial.

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