Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Changing @ and "

19 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Changing @ and "

Sorry for asking something about XP and Vista more than 7, but I don't really want sign up to another forum because I'm stupendously lazy. This is the chillout room, right?

Anyway, I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and it used to run Vista Home Basic, but as we all know, it wasn't really made for XP tailored systems, so it, so called, "failed". Basically, we dropped down to XP but the @ symbol is written on the comma key, as it should in Vista/7, and the " written on the two key, how I like it. The trouble is, XP thinks they're the old way, so you don't get the character written on the keyboard.

I've been into Control Panel and gone into regional settings. It's on UK, and everything else is right. Even if I change it to US, everything changes to dollars, US time, etc. but the keys stay the same.

Any ideas?

Apologies for being lazy...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

I've been looking for some old disks that came with the XP Inside Out book (now got rid of), but couldn't find them (I think I've still got them). In the meantime, see if this helps: Change Keyboard Layout from US to UK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for the reply. Half din't expect one. But I've already tried that site and it didn't quite seem to work. I'll try again later in case something I did was wrong.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Changing "Computer" and "Network" icons in explorer navigation pane
Does anybody know how I can change these icons? I changed the default icon for the network one in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C} but it didn't change. Appreciate any help, B
changing an ".ost"file to open with "unknown" application
I changed my outlook email .ost file to open with auto cad by mistake. Initially it was opening with an Unknown application. How can I enable it to open with an unknown application again? please help
Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme
Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere. Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using...
problems with "dual monitor" program and mouse changing screens...
hello all, using "dual monitor" software program. mouse would switch screens with my two monitors. replaced one monitor with a new one - now mouse will not move from screen to screen unless the setting is "duplicate displays". If i choose "extend displays", the mouse will not switch. I can see...
General Discussion
ie9 new browser opens "blank" windows 7. Changing it to "home" doesn't
ie9 new browser opens "blank" windows 7. Changing it to "home" doesn't last if you shut down. Next session, it still opens "blank"
Browsers & Mail
Game "hardware cursor" disappears after changing text size
I'll start out here by stating a problem I finally solved and then my question: For months now I've been fighting that my hardware cursor disappears in World of Warcraft on my home theater system and time I switch modes to full screen and sometimes even in windowed mode and the reason for this...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App