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Windows 7: Problem with ? turning into / in XP Mode.

03 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Problem with ? turning into / in XP Mode.

Odd problem here. Our receipt printer only works in XP Mode (32 bit drivers only) so we run our POS software in XP Mode. Everything works great except that when you swipe a credit card (USB magnetic card reader that acts as a keyboard) the numbers end with a / instead of a ?

On the Win7 side the data is inputted correctly.

I can't figure out what changes between Win7 and XP mode.

If I hold shift down while swiping the card it ends with the ?, but that of course messes up the rest of the characters.

Any idea?


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04 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I was able to solve this problem by downloading
Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 and mapping the /? key to ??.

Now the only way to make a / is the num pad, but that beats inputting all those credit cards manually.

Thanks for looking
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04 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

Just one suggestion - what happens if you map ? -> / and also map / -> ? thus swapping the shifted and unshifted key mapping - if this works it will give you a usable system
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04 Jun 2011   #4

W7 Professional x64

Then you just turn the key upside down

Good suggestion, BarMan.
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04 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Excellent suggestion BarMan! Works perfect.

Haha I considered, but stopped short of flipping the key LiquidSnak.
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