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Wrong Keyboard Setup

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Since I have re-installed windows, a few of the keys are not as they are labelled, the most irritating of these is the reversal of " and @. I am using a laptop and have installed all the drivers from the correct notebook supporting utility disc...This leads me to believe I did not choose the correct option from the windows installation. :s

Where can I change this? Thanks in advance.
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Have you tried resetting the keyboard to default?

To reset the keyboard and keystrokes to the default settings, follow these simple steps:

1. From the Tools menu, select Customize…
2. In the Customize dialog box click the Keyboard… button
3. The Customize Keyboard dialog box appears
4. Click Reset All… (The button will be shaded out if you have not made any keyboard customizations)
5. Click Yes in the pop up box
6. Click Close
7. Click Close on the Customize dialog box

Note: You will lose all keystrokes you assigned to macros and styles, so before you restore the settings, it is wise to review the customizations you have made. If in doubt, it is best to reassign keystrokes and command keys individually. For more information, on how to do this, read this tip.


If it is a registry problem then there is a fix available.

Open up RegEdit and check these keys.

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts\

and make sure that your keyboard layout is listed....for US keyboard is should be the 00000409 Key. If it doesn't exist, add it.

Then check it's values with the following:

Layout Display Name = @%SystemRoot%\system32\input.dll,-5000
Layout File = KBDUS.DLL
Layour Text = US

If you are missing all of the keys listed, use the below reg file to add the default values. Rename kbdmaps.txt to kbdmaps.reg and double-click to install it.


If nothing else works you could try using the Key Tweak program to map keys one by one.


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