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Set default CapsLock, NumLock and ScrollLock state

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Lately, I’ve been annoyed that a few of the computers I’ve set up have had NumLock on after each and every boot. The problem lies somewhere in the installation scripts, I’m sure, but as I have no power over those scripts, all I can do, is fix the problem whenever I spot it.
 

  1. Open the “run” dialog box, enter regedit, and click ok
  2. Find the following key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators
  3. Set the value of the key in accordance with the following table
Status Value
Turn all indicators Off (NumLock, CapsLock, ScrollLock) 0
Turn CapsLock On 1
Turn NumLock On 2
Turn CapsLock and NumLock On 3
Turn ScrollLock On 4
Turn CapsLock and ScrollLock On 5
Turn NumLock and ScrollLock On 6
Turn all indicators On (NumLock, CapsLock, ScrollLock) 7

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