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    NumLock on Startup with Windows 8.1 Upgrade


    After having exhausted every known solution to the NumLock key actually working on Windows 8 start up, the next question to ask those who have installed the Windows 8.1 upgrade is:

    Will the NumLock key work on Windows 8.1 start up?

    Thanks for any help.
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    No Num Lock on Boot


    I have tried every thing I find, I did the registry edit on keyindicator and changed it to 2147483650. this had worked for me on Windows 8 but not 8.1 I also read that I need to have a local account for this to work, now that I haven't tried yet but I like having it attached to my live account, isn't that one of the big perks of windows 8? Also my BIOS doesn't give me an option for num lock so the answer isn't in there. After the regedit I have num lock enabled when I unlock the PC but not on the lock screen. Please this is my only complaint with 8.1 so far can any one help?

    Edit: I finally found something that fixed it... dont know how I didnt see this suggestion before but I had to turn off Fast Start. With that off Num Lock is on at boot... hooray!
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    Welcome Donnelly.

    I have fought with the num lock until there's no fight left in me. What is strange is that it works on my Win 7/Win 8 dual boot system, but it won't work on my brand new HP system.

    The only thing I can guess is that I have "regular" BIOS on the dual boot PC and UEFI on this one. I built the old one and bought this one . . . maybe if I had installed Windows 8 myself, it would work. <hehehe>

    Quite frankly, I'm not willing to trade off my fast startup for num lock, since it takes only one touch and num lock is on for the duration. I just whack the num lock, type in my password and I'm good to go. A lot faster than a slow bootup.

    BTW, if you've solved your problem to your satisfaction, why not let your mouse whack that "Mark as Solved" button. He'll enjoy it immensely.
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