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I want to change our desktop to be in Swedish for easier use by my wife. Not just add the language tab option for the keyboard. Can I do that?

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Yes. I've never done this before, but here is a support article from Microsoft explaining the process.
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To change 4530s keyboard layout language


Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.

Add language support
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
  3. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection
  6. Click OK or Apply. You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located. After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

Apr 24, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Probook 4530S

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Does somewhone know how to change quertz to azerty


Hello,

Open Regional and Language Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options.

Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change keyboards.

Under Installed services, click Add.

Double-click a language that includes (France), (Belgium), or (Luxembourg) as part of the language's name.

Under Keyboard, select an AZERTY keyboard layout.

Note

Not all of the AZERTY keyboard layouts are labeled as AZERTY. To verify if a keyboard layout is AZERTY, select the keyboard, and then click Preview.

Regards,
Katharsys

Mar 19, 2011 | Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000...

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I can't get the backslash


Please change your keyboard layout to US

1. On the Language bar at the bottom of your screen (next to the clock), click the Input language button, and then select an input language.
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Click the Keyboard layout button, and then select a keyboard layout.

Depending upon your Operating system follow the following steps to change the languages of your keyboard.

Instructions for Windows Vista

  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Nov 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Some of the keys not working such as the pound sign# and the @ sign i have to use the number 2 to activate the @ sign


Your PC Language settings are incorrect

How to change keyboard language in Windows
Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys


Jul 02, 2010 | Dell 0Y3740 Keyboard

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How to get French keys back to English


Follow these instructions to change the keyboard :- Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys


If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.

Add language support
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
  3. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection
  6. Click OK or Apply. You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located. After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

Sep 19, 2009 | Acer NSK8458AN Keyboard

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When I type some letter/keys do not register


Hi !!

Thank you for choosing Fixya.com

Cause: This could be because of, keyboard layout you have selected in the control panel is not appropriate. Change the layout back to "US" or "UK"
& it will help !!

Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Regard's
Anurag Shukla

Sep 07, 2009 | Dell 0Y3740 Keyboard

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Changing the language from dutch to english


Just follow the instructions below
Instructions for Windows Vista
Click Start and then Control Panel
In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
Open Clock, Language, and Region
Click on Regional and Language Options.
Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
Under Installed services, click Add.
In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
Instructions for Windows XP
Click Start and then Control Panel
In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
Open Regional and Language Options.
Click on the Languages tab.
Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
Under Installed services, click Add.
In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.
Add language support
Click Start and then Control Panel
In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
Click on the Languages tab.

Sep 03, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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CHANGE LANGUAGE SETTIGS


1.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
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Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
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Click Add other languages.
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In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, on the Languages tab, click Details.
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In the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box, on the Settings tab, click Add.
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In the Add Input Language dialog box, click the Input language list and select your preferred language and dialect. If you want to change the standard keyboard layout, click the Keyboard layout/IME list and select a new keyboard layout. Then, click OK.
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In the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box, on the Settings tab, click the Default input language list, and select the language you will use most often. The language you select as the default will display when you first start your computer.
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To add additional languages, go back to step 5.
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If you have finished adding languages, click OK.
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In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, if required, select the Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages and Install files for East Asian languages check boxes.
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Click the Regional Options tab. Click the Standards and formats list, and then select your region.
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Click the Location list, and then select your location
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Click OK to save your settings.
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Apr 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Keys on keyboard typing wrong characters


Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
 
Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Apr 10, 2009 | Dell Keyboard for Inspiron 1420, 1520,...

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On the Acer One laptop, how do I select UK English keyboard Not US?


Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.

Add language support
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
  3. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection
  6. Click OK or Apply. You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located. After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

Nov 11, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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