keyboard problem

  lignum vitae 16:45 22 Nov 2004
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My neighbors have bought a "Packard bell" computer.The keyboard was described to them as American style i.e it does not have the @ key so they have to press shift and 2 to get the @ symbol.I have given them a spare keyboard that has the @ symbol but still it wont work.So it appears not to be the keyboard.Anyone know how we can get round this.
This is their first computer and I would like to help them if possible.

  PsiFox 16:49 22 Nov 2004

Open control panel

select "tregional and languages options"

Now change all instances of US to UK on all 3 tabs/buttons.

PsiFox

  Diemmess 17:01 22 Nov 2004

While in Control Panel open Keyboard as well and add English - United Kngdom

  lignum vitae 18:06 22 Nov 2004

Thanks for that I will give it a go.............

  lignum vitae 06:59 23 Nov 2004

psifox.... I can only see two tabs in regional and language options.where is the third.

  Technotiger 12:24 23 Nov 2004

In Regional and Language Options the three tabs are Regional Options/Languages/Advanced.

  lignum vitae 10:04 25 Nov 2004

Problem solved.Thanks for all your advice, they are very happy now.

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