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When you want to type in your password while logging in Windows 8 the NumLock part of keyboard is not activated by default. A lot of people complain about this. Here is how to achieve NumLock auto turn on at Windows startup Step 1: From your desktop, press Win+R on your keyboard to launch Run window. If you got prompted by UAC click Yes. Step 2: Inside Run window type regedit and click OK to open Registry Editor. Step 3: When Registry Editor window opens up, inside left pane follow the path: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\ Step 4: While in Keyboard folder, inside right pane double-click on value InitialKeyboardIndicators. Step 5: When Edit String window opens up, change its value to 2 and then click OK to save your changes. Step 6: Make sure you restart your computer to activate this feature. Next time when your Windows 8 boots up, NumLock will automatically be activated.