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    Hi there. How can I make English international my preferred keyboard? Whenever I reboot it goes back to just English. I have looked through the settings of the keyboard, but can't find on what to do.
    Thanks in advance for helping.

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    Hello Gallicbear,

    I'll create a tutorial here in a bit for how to do this with more details, and post back with a link to it.

    For now, you would open Language (Control Panel (icon view), click on Advanced settings link on left, then select the language you want under Override for default input method, and click on Save.

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    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Ok. The tutorial is finished. Hope it helps.

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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thanks, Shawn, and for the tutorial. No problem. It worked.
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    You're most welcome Gallicbear. I'm glad to hear you got it sorted.
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