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How to rectify the " and @ keys being swapped on Windows XP.

As luck would have it, this is quite a simple solution. If you click on start, then on the control panel icon, a window will come up. In this windows there is a link on the left which says "Switch to classic view" click on this (unless your already in classic view, it will say switch to category view), then double click on the 'regional settings' icon.

In the new window there will be lots of options.

On the first screen, select your country from both drop down boxes - one will be Satndards and Formats, the other location.

Then click the Languages tab at the top, followed by the details button.
On the settings tab of this new windows, click add then find your country in the list, click ok.
Highlight the new counrty by clicking on it, then click 'set as default'
Change the default country to yours in the drop down box at the top. You can delete the others if you wish.

Click OK at the bottom, you may get a warning telling you that the others cannot be deleted until you restart.

Click OK and you will be taken back to the regional settings window. Click the last tab - advanced, and select your country then click ok.

You should now find that the keys are now working correctly.

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