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Keyboard/Win 8 System issue

  1. #1

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    win 8 and vista

    Keyboard/Win 8 System issue


    Bought a laptop with Win 8 installed. The @ symbol does not work. It inserts the " symbol instead. I'm not the only person who has this issue. However, on other computers these keys are switched - on my laptop - no. Can't find anything on the keyboard that will give the @ symbol.

    I've switched the keyboard layout back and forth. I've changed the language. Neither of these worked. I've deleted the KB driver - which the system said was up to date. None of these worked.

    I tried remapping the keyboard with a utility program. The program showed that the @ key was in it's proper place. Yet, didn't work. Tried to use the @ symbol in Google Chrome and in a OpenOffice text document. I get the " symbol.

    Okay geeks, what say you?

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any and all comments in advance.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Andy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I suppose that you could use Character Map as a workaround for now until you can get this sorted.

    Character Map - Vista Forums

    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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