Set Numeric Lock On in Windows 8


In this article, we are going to learn about NumLock that usually disturbs someone while using the keyboard.


Basically NumLock is an abbreviation of Number Lock. As its name implies it is used to lock the number keys and perform another task from those keys. NumLock keys consist of the numeric keys present in the keyboard as well as laptops.

NumLock Mode

NumLock has two modes-
  • On- If Numlock is ON then the numbers will be sent when you press those keys.
  • Off- If Numlock is OFF, then it will function like Home, End, Del, etc.
This article explains how to keep NumLock on all the time. To do this we need to go to the registry editor in Windows 8.

Use the following procedure

Step 1
Open the Run command by pressing the Win+R keys and type regedit.exe in the Open box.
Step 2
Navigate to the following path in the left pane of the window.
Step 3
Right-click on the "Keyboard" option and select New->DWORD(32-bit) Value from the sub-menu.
Step 4
This will create a new key for the keyboard in the right panel like this.
Step 5
Now, right-click on the new key and select modify.
Step 6
In the value data put 2 to permanently turn on NumLock every time when the computer starts. Click OK to save the changes.
Step 7
You need to restart your computer to allow the changes.


Using this article now, you can set the NumLock on always when you start up your Windows 8 PC.