Occasionally, Windows seems to do weird things. In most cases, it is due to the misuse of our copy of Windows. When I say misuse, I mean the hobby that some users have of installing any application they come across.

Every time we install an application on our Computer, the registry is modified so that it works hand in hand with the Computer and makes use of the libraries you need at any time. Over time, Windows stops working as it originally did, and problems can present themselves differently.

Tips How to Fix Numeric Keypad Not Working in Windows 10

This doesn’t happen with portable apps, applications that do not require installation to function. If your Computer has stopped activating the numeric keyboard every time you start it, we have the solution. This solution, fortunately, does not involve buying (if you have not already done so) another keyboard, since you are going to encounter the same problem.

The solution to this problem, we find it in the Windows registry, a record that we should only touch as long as we know what we are doing. If you follow the steps that I detail below, you will solve the problem, and your equipment will continue to work without problems until you find yourself with the related to something else if you continue installing and uninstalling applications like crazy.

  • First, we access the Windows registry by typing regedit in Cortana’s search box, and we run it.
  • Next, we need to access the path HEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel Keyboard and double click on InitialKeyboardIndicators.
  • This value will be set to 0. Hence the numerical keyboard does not turn on when starting our Computer. For it to come back on, we must change 0 for 1 and restart our Computer to check how the number keyboard is activated again when Windows starts.

That’s it.