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Language settings appear to have incorrect keyboard layout

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    Language settings appear to have incorrect keyboard layout


    I just noticed that my keyboard layout appears to be incorrect, and have been unable to resolve it after some googling around. The keyboard layout of my laptop is the UK English, but even with this setting in the language settings of windows I still am stuck using the US English version, so for example my @ and " are swapped around, and I have no idea where the pound sign is.

    I've tried downloading new language packs, and switching to the US keyboard (no change) and back to UK (still no change).

    Any ideas/anyone with the same problem?


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    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit

    have you tried the following

    going to the bottom right of the screen and clicking on the cog to go to settings, then click on change pc settings underneath all the other options / then on the left side of the screen go to time and language settings. then click on region and language. Country and region select United Kingdom from the dropdown box, then if you have the option to download the language pack for UK English. When downloaded click on Options and select United Kindom (QWERTY keyboard).
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Language settings appear to have incorrect keyboard layout

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