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Windows 7: How to get my customized keyboard back after a pc crash?

28 Feb 2015   #1

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How to get my customized keyboard back after a pc crash?

After a deadly pc crash I had to replace the hard disk and reinstall all programs.
One thing I cannot get done is how to get my previously customized keyboard layout back.
I downloaded and activated MSKLC again, the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.
But after that nothing happens: the program cannot load any of the Windows keyboards (I use English-US International by default).
It says it works for 32-bit version, but my previous and current installation were and are 64-bit.
MSKLC apparently worked in my previous installation: I even still have the customized keyboard files in 'my documents'.
But what to do with them?
Or any other solution for customization available?


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05 Mar 2015   #2

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1

You should be able to do this via CP / Regions and languages.
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06 Mar 2015   #3

windows 7

Hi Paul,
I assume you misunderstood my problem. I can select the keyboard from the standard list via the control panel.
But on my previous pc I had MODIFIED my favourite keyboard us-international to add a few symbols that I frequently use.
I did that with the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator MKLC.exe.
I even have (in my documents folder) the source file for that customized keyboard.
But I cannot reinstall it anymore. And MKLC cannot load any keyboard after installation, if I want to use that keyboard as a basis for personalisation/customizing.
How to do that?
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06 Mar 2015   #4

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1

Yes, I wasn't sure of that. Sorry.
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