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Keyboard displays wrong characters


Keyboard displays the wrong characters? Are some of your symbols e.g. @, £ in a differnt place? This sounds like your keyboard is setup incorrectly.

This is common in the UK as the US keyboard is slightly different


This is easy to change and can be done in less than 5 minutes even if you have never touched a PC in your life. Just follow these simple instructions:


  • Click on 'Start' (usually bottom left)


  • Click on 'Control Panel' (Win200 users will need to click on 'Settings' first)


  • Find Date, Time, Language and Regional Options (Win2000 may just say 'Regional Settings'


  • Once the new window appears click on the 'Regional Options' tab and in the format dropdown select "English (United Kingdom)"


  • Click the 'Languages' tab and make sure you have "English(United Kingdom)" in the Installed Services box. If not click Add and select "English (United Kingdom)" in the Input Language dropdown and then select "United Kingdom" in the keyboard layout dropdown.


  • Click OK to return to the Language window. In the top dropdown (Default input language) select "English (United Kingdom)".


  • Click Apply and then OK


  • Finally click OK again and close down the Control Panel.


  • You may need to reboot the PC once you have made these changes.


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