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Having problems with your keyboard?
How to change your default keyboard layout within Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
This is a keyboard problem that a lot of non US computer users run into when using a new computer or one that is newly formatted.
Users find that some of the keys on the keyboard don't seem to match what is appearing on the screen in front of them when pressed. The two main keys are the @ and "(2) which switch places.
What is happening is that by default, Windows will setup a US keyboard layout at install which when used on a physical UK keyboard doesn't match up the @ and ".
This is a really quick and easy problem to solve which just requires a couple of settings to be changed within Windows.
This walkthrough is for both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Changing keyboard setting is the same process in both versions of Windows.
Please make sure that any important data you may have on your computer is backed up before following this walkthrough or video!
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