Number lock is off every time I restart my Windows XP computer. This request is common on new computer setups in the Finance Departments downtown including Budgeting, Accounting and Payroll. To enable NUM LOCK before a user logs on, use the steps below. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe). Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2. Have more questions? Submit a request 0 Comments Please sign in to leave a comment.