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My daughter recently bought a compaq laptop which I set up for her on the weekend, when it came to the keyboard language the default was US so I changed it to UK thinking that was the right thing to do because we are in Australia but now the @ symbol doesn't appear to be working. I thought I would try and change it back to US but couldn't work out how to do it but now that I am at work I googled my question and it appears that other people did the reverse and the @ symbol doesn't work on their machines either. I would really appreciate if someone can help me fix the problem because as you know the @ symbol is a very important key. Thanks very much Colleen Hodge

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It was right in the first place in Australia we use the same as a US keyboard layout where UK have their keys moved around a bit like they need the pound symbol we dont. Go into control panel then region and language then at top of page click keyboards and change it back. .......cheers from Scott and plz dont forget to vote

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Testimonial: "Hi Scott, thanks very much, your solution worked a treat. Colleen"

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