Setting keyboard to the UK setting in Windows XP!

  CurlyWhirly 21:52 22 Jan 05
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My sister has today bought a new keyboard as her old one was playing up!
It is only a minor niggle but when she presses the @ key to post an e-mail, another character comes up on the screen!
This is getting on her nerves! LOL
I told her to go to CONTROL PANEL > REGIONAL AND LANGUAGE OPTIONS > LANGUAGES > DETAILS to see whether the keyboard was set to English(UK).


It was set to the US so after changing it to English(UK), she pressed Apply and then had a message on screen saying "Please restart to save new settings."


She did this but the keyboard is STILL not properly configured!
Does anyone know what she could try next please?

  nick_j007 21:58 22 Jan 05

Check out the manufacturers web site maybe for latest drivers?

What make is it?

Turn keyboard upside down and vacuum it with a brush attachment too to ensure it's all working nicely. Watch you don't pull the keys off though!

Nick

  CurlyWhirly 22:02 22 Jan 05

I don't know what make the keyboard is as she has logged off now for work in the morning!
I will expect a reply sometime TOMORROW as I have just asked her this very question!
Thanks for the advice and I will follow it up tomorrow!

  Sans le Sou 22:09 22 Jan 05

Try left alt+shift to toggle between UK and US as there may be both versions loaded in the service.

  CurlyWhirly 22:12 22 Jan 05

I will certainly get her to try this tomorrow!
It seems funny that I NEVER had any of this trouble when I bought a new keyboard for my PC around 18 months ago!
Thanks for your advice by the way, much appreciated.

  nick_j007 22:12 22 Jan 05

Yes, probably a simple feature such as holding down a key at the same time...as suggested above

:-)

I love beer tonight.

  VoG II 22:13 22 Jan 05

Press ALT + SHIFT together.

  CurlyWhirly 22:16 22 Jan 05

Thanks to ALL who replied!
I will keep this thread open until I know whether the suggestions HAVE worked!
Much appreciated as I said before!

  CurlyWhirly 18:25 23 Jan 05

The ALT & SHIFT keyboard combination worked!
Thanks to you all!

Sorted same problem with this

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