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Solved English (United Kingdom) language


soosie

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Since upgrading to Windows 8.1 my keyboard is no longer set to English (United Kingdom) - so I keep getting US keyboard settings for various characters like @ when typing ! In Windows 8 I could change the settings easily in Control Panel >Clock, Language, Region. But now when I go to Control Panel> Language it seems that English (United Kingdom) is only available as a download. I tried to download and install the update but although it downloaded OK it was taking so long to install that I cancelled the operation in desperation !
 

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soosie

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since upgrading to Windows 8.1 I've had a number of problems, some I've been able to sort.

But I am having trouble getting the English(United Kingdom) version keyboard. In the Language section of the Control Panel it is shown as my preferred setting, but if I roll mouse over it then says it's 'available' to download. Tried that, downloaded OK but wouldn't install ('hung' for over 30 minutes doing nothing before I gave up and cancelled !). Didn't have this problem with Windows 8 (or any previous versions of Windows either). As far as I am aware all previous versions have had both US and UK versions installed requiring only the user to make a simple switch with just a couple of clicks !

screenshot language.jpg
 
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soosie

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OK I've finally managed to install the English Language UK version pack, but I can't access the UK QWERTY keyboard - in the 'add keyboard' list it is the only one that is not shown in bold type

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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brummyfan

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Hi,
Then you are already using Eng(UK) layout.
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soosie

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That's what I originally thought too ! But I was still only getting the US keyboard version - finally sorted it by using English (UK) Extended keyboard layout (as per fix tip I found on another forum :D)
 

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brummyfan

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That's what I originally thought too ! But I was still only getting the US keyboard version - finally sorted it by using English (UK) Extended keyboard layout (as per fix tip I found on another forum :D)
I'm glad you got it sorted, now you can mark the thread "solved" and thanks for posting the solution.
 

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    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
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    Intel HD 4000
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    High Definiton Audio Device
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