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I just purchased a Gateway computer and have just set it up but the keyboard appears to be in French. How to I convert this to English. Example: Ièm for I am. No apostrophe QuestionÉ - no question mark

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Hi there

in the control panel (start/settings/control panel), you will find the icon for international and languish settings, here you change it.

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