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How do start english GUI AUTOM with german keyboard layou?


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I am running an english Win8 with german keyboard (and german regional settings).

That works fine except one thing: When I start Win 8 then always the English keyboard layout is enabled in the Login Screen by default.
I always have to switch in manually in the lower right corner.
When I proceed the keyboard in Desktop is switched corrently!

How can I tell an english Win8 to start AUTOMATICALLY with german keyboard layout already in the Welcome screen?

When I go to

Control Panel--->Clock, Language and Regio-->Language

then the
- topmost entry is English (Windows display language: Enabled; Keyboard Layout: German)
- the second second German (activated: Date, time and number fomatting; Keyboard Layout: German)

As you can I: Although I assigned a german Keyboard layout to the english Win8 entry the WinOS starts with english keyboard layout.

Because users sometimes use characters "z" and "y" (which are switched in the language layouts)
in their password and they mistype it when they do not pay attention to the keyboard indicator.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8


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Have you set Windows to use your account's settings (English with German keyboard) in Control Panel > Region > Administrative?



My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

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