I realise this thread is a little old now, but my enquiry directly relates to this.
I recently purchased a US keyboard in error, and as it was fairly expensive am using it without too many problems set up as if it was a UK keyboard in the Control Panel, and ignoring the fact that certain keys like @ actually type something different to how the key is labelled. However, I cannot type a back slash symbol because where the backslash key is on a UK keyboard is missing on the US keyboard.
Is there some way of overcoming this without changing the whole keyboard configuration to US and having to relearn the new positions for touch typing the @ symbol?!
Glad of any comments please!