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Windows 7: Keyboard function not right

22 Jan 2012   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Keyboard function not right

I don't remember asking before but am setting up a small 10" netbook for a friend and having problems with typing and the wrong characters coming out.

The first instance was " being typed instead of @ and vice versa. It turned out to be a time zone and date setting fix. The original owner had it set at GMT and the zone in the Pacific. So typing email addresses was until then impossible.

Now it is doing the same only with setting the UAC name "o" being typed as a "6" but not vice versa.I have checked the time / date and zone all ok so am left wondering if this small Acer Aspire D255E running 7 starter is maybe a lemon.
Anyone shed some light on the problem please?


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23 Jan 2012   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Check your Keyboard Language - in Region and Language Settings -
Make sure that ALL the settings there are correct for the machine and your location, and the language you want to use for input.
Since you're in NSW, I would suggest
Formats - English (Australia)
Location - Australia
Keyboards and Lanuages - (click Change)
- General - English (australia)
- Language Bar - as you prefer
- Advanced - as you prefer
Administatrative - make sure that everything is properly defaulted.

Only THEN do you set the Time Zone, and system clock (in that order)
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23 Jan 2012   #3
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Along with what NoelDP has suggested while in Region and Language settings click on Additional Settings and there you will find Numbers, Currency, Time and date settings.
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23 Jan 2012   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks fellas I had reset the Admin UAC from the original owner who had it all set up wrong and I had got the settings right for, and thought that the settings would go across with the change of admin - UAC.


Well they did but with the one for the keyboard that the original owner had set did not. So back on track with the US > UK extended keyboard setup.

The time and region zones had stayed the same why the keyboard alone went over is a mystery that I am not going to lose any sleep over.

Help much appreciated
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24 Jan 2012   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

You're welcome.
Good luck
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