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    After installing Windows 8 Pro my @ and " symbols are on the wrong keys, how do I swap them. I have checked the language for my keyboard and all is good.

    Thanks

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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Attempt to see if you may need new drivers for the keyboard. . .just an idea.
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    Can anybody help with this as its driving me nuts. I have checked all the settings and everything seems to be set to English UK which is correct but it seems to be set the way a us keyboard would be.

    HELP
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    Posts : 70
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
    After installing Windows 8 Pro my @ and " symbols are on the wrong keys, how do I swap them. I have checked the language for my keyboard and all is good.

    Thanks
    Try using the on-screen keyboard and see if the problem also exists. If not, it's likely a problem with your keyboard.

    To open the on screen keyboard go to the Start Menu, right-click and touch All apps, then look for Windows Ease of Access.
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    Its definitely set up as a USA keyboard as I don't have the sign in the right place as well and the on screen keyboard confirms this.

    Its not a big deal but I need to get it sorted.
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    Posts : 46
    Windows 7


    Just go to language and regional settings and go to keyboard language and add The language setup you need ie UK
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    Posts : 46
    Windows 7


    Ah sorry didn't read the entire post you already checked that bit my bad
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    Posts : 70
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
    Its definitely set up as a USA keyboard as I don't have the sign in the right place as well and the on screen keyboard confirms this.

    Its not a big deal but I need to get it sorted.
    Curious... you say the @ and " keys are wrong what do you mean exactly? What happens when you type @ or " ? Nothing? Or does a different character appear?

    Did you say you tried the onscreen keyboard and saw the same behavior?
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    I think I have it sorted, in the past I was using a Mac keyboard with my desktop machine (90 day trial of win 8) and it has synced the settings for that keyboard.
    Just done a refresh of the laptop and all seems to be well but I haven't turned on syncing yet until I can find a way of wiping my synced data from my account online.

    How do I do that.

    Thanks.
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