If you go into the Start Menu, Programs, JAWS 8, Explore JAWS, "Explore
My Settings" you will probably find that you have a file here called
"Default.jcf". If so, move to the file and press the Application Key to get a context
menu. Now, choose "Open with submenu" and open it with Notepad.
Next, look for the [Options] section in the file.
If you find it, move under that line, insert a blank line and paste in
the following line:
Then, save the file and close it. From then on, when you boot up the num
lock will remain how it was when you shut down.
If you did not find [Options] in the file, you can move to the bottom of
the file and add the following two lines: