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Flex 2 14 had a British keyboard, changed the keyboard to Japanese layout. ろ, ¥, etc don't work?

Q: Flex 2 14 had a British keyboard, changed the keyboard to Japanese layout. ろ, ¥, etc don't work?

Hi, I have a Lenovo Flex 2 14 which came with a British keyboard but I noticed you can take off the keyboard and swap it out for another one - you can find backlit versions, or a version with a different layout. I got a keyboard for it with Japanese hiragana on it, but the laptop doesn't seem to recognise any of the extra keys this keyboard comes with which have key codes not used by other languages. These keys include: | -? \ ??????the ????, ???? and ???? toggleI would have assumed this was to do with the fact that these are keys from a 106/109 key layout as opposed to the standard 102 key, so I replaced the keyboard driver with Microsoft's 106/109 key keyboard driver, but that hasn't had any effect - it still can't see these keys being pressed. The ??/?? ?? key works because it uses the same key code as the tilde on other keyboards, but that's all. My hypothesis for why this might not be possible to fix is that the ribbon connection between the keyboard and the motherboard could only support 102-key layouts in Europe, and therefore the only way to be able to use these extra input conversion keys without a different motherboard altogether would be to use an external USB keyboard. I may have just made up what I said about the motherboard though, so does anyone know if there's a driver I can use to solve this problem and be able to use the extra keys? I can't just use a key mapper like KeyTweak as the keys aren't registering within key mapping programs - nothing can see them at the moment.

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Preferred Solution: Flex 2 14 had a British keyboard, changed the keyboard to Japanese layout. ろ, ¥, etc don't work?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I have a DELL Insprion 2400 with Windows XP Office Edition insalled (I know its so old lol). So I was fooling around, trying to make the Japanese carhters show on my computer and messed around and changed the keyboard layout to Japanese from English. I restarted the computer when I tired to enter my password on the Welcome logon screen it wouldn't accept it. I don't have the windows software CD to try to do a system restore and I'm not sure if you can even do a system rstore if you can't logon. I've tried just about everything that I could think of and nothing has worked. At this point I dont care if I losse everything on the computer I just need it to work. Could someone please help me or at least point me in the right direction to get this issue solved. How can I fix this???

A:Keyboard layout changed to Japanese cant change back to English

If you still have English listed as one of your languages, you should be able to navigate through your listed languages using CTRL+SHIFT, even from the login screen.

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I recently did a fresh XP install using a 'stripped down' version, which is great because it installs in about 10 mins and boots up in the blink of an eye (relatively speaking, of course) It has a lot of unnecessary serviced removed so the whole system is far more responsive.

The only problem I've had is that the British keyboard layout simply isn't there. And I want it!

How may one, if it's possible, add a keyboard layout.. I can't seem to find the way..

Thanks, now!

A:Missing British keyboard layout

I wonder if you could download the drivers for your keyboard (if they exist)
Or possibly download any british keyboard driver (like MS Wireless keyboard or something)

Also this version of Windows (Hmm)

Can you go to Start-->Run-->Services.msc

And then scroll down to "Remote Registry" and see if you can disable it (by double clicking on it and selecting disable from "Startup type")
If not, then I wouldn't use it.

Is it a legal copy?

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Japanese keyboard showed up out of nowhere. Did NOT install or select it. It cannot be removed... the "Remove" button is greyed out as shown in screenshot.

Any ideas?

A:Can't get rid of Japanese keyboard layout

Anyone? It seems to automatically switch to Japanese every once in a while. This is very annoying!

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If I replace british keyboard (Big ENTER key) to American Keyboard( Small ENTER) ,  it will work ?P.S. Model Thinkpad T460

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Hello, i've been using windows 8.1 for a little time in my new Sony notebook. First, i used windows 8 and had no problems, my keyboard layout was the correct one (Spanish - Latin Am?rica, 'cause i'm from argentina). But after an upgrade to windows 8.1, the default layout was set to Traditional Spanish wich does not suit the layout I see on my keyboard, signs are misplaced. I went to the control panel and under the idioms settings i set Latin American layout to my keyboard, but even with the correct configuration (checked with the layout image that is shown in the configuration menu), signs like ? and @ are still misplaced. What can I do? It really piss me when i try to write something and realise that it's not where it should be. Thanks in advance, and sorry for my bad English.

Thank you!

A:Keyboard layout cannot be changed

This is what I read:

There is a small change to the Control Panel in Windows 8 that involves splitting the Region and Language applet into two separate applets. This makes changing your keyboard layout a little more tricky than previous versions of Windows.

How to Change Your Keyboard Layout in Windows 8

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I have had CorelDraw 12 installed for a long time without any problems.

The PC keyboard layout is in English (UK) settings.

However when I type a sign in Corel now, I get a # displayed instead.

Other keys have changed position as well.

I have no problems in any other applications, Word, Excell. The sign will always appear.

How do I alter the settings on Corel Draw to correct this??


A:CorelDraw Keyboard layout changed

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Why when I plug a same Keyboard to different systems then my Keyboard Layout changed? For example, In system A, "SHIFT+T" vs. system B. All systems have a same Windows OS version.
Any idea?

Thank you.

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EDIT: Nevermind, I've figured it out! It turns out that pressing shift and the left alt keys changes the layout of your keyboard. I just pressed it again and it went back to UK style. What a silly shortcut that is.
I hope this is the right place to post this. I was just doing stuff online and all of a sudden, my UK layout keyboard has changed to the US layout! It seemed to happen after I did the alt+tab command but I accidentally held shift when I did this and wondered if this has affected it somehow. Perhaps I hit a shortcut which for some reason changes the layout to US style. I have no idea.

Al I know is that even if I go in to the control panel and the keyboard options, it still says it's in the UK format. But when I try to use it, it's in the US style (e.g. hitting the shift+2 keys does an @ symbol instead of ").

Can anyone here help me please? Many thanks.

A:Solved: Keyboard layout changed

Hey, I was just getting ready to post that for you!

Please mark your thread as solved!! LOL


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Hi, my keyboard layout seems to have randomly changed on my Lenovo Ideacentre K430.If I didn't have a power-on/BIOS password set up on that machine, it wouldn't be a problem, I could easily find out what layout is being used from the log in screen and switch back to my preferred layout, or use the virtual keyboard. Not so lucky: I can't boot, get to a login screen or terminal window and I'm running out of standard keyboard layout examples. I tried:different wireless and wired mechanical keyboards. Some special characters I need are not recognised (i.e. I hit a special character key and it does not register. All standard characters and numerical pad input seem to register OK with all keyboards I tried though).typing in the password looking at different keyboard layouts online, but many special characters require to use SHIFT in other layouts, which is not a key you can use for BIOS passwords.clearing the password through resetting the jumpers (no result, regardless of how long I switch from standard position Pin 1&2 to Clear CMOS position Pin 2&3, which I tried countless times for each jumper individually and then for both simultaneously. Why the motherboard has 2 Clear CMOS jumpers and why using them makes no difference is a mystery to me)removing the CMOS battery. It makes no difference either, even when removed overnight (i.e. way longer than the 30 sec recommended) and whilst the jumpers are on Clear CMOS position) If anyone has had the same iss... Read more

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Hi, my keyboard layout seems to have randomly changed on my Lenovo Ideacentre K430.
If I didn't have a power-on/BIOS password set up on that machine, it wouldn't be a problem, I could easily find out what layout is being used from the log in screen and switch back to my preferred layout, or use the virtual keyboard.
Not so lucky: I can't boot, get to a login screen or terminal window and I'm running out of standard keyboard layout examples.
I tried:

different wireless and wired mechanical keyboards. Some special characters I need are not recognised (i.e. I hit a special character key and it does not register. All standard characters and numerical pad input seem to register OK with all keyboards I tried though).
typing in the password looking at different keyboard layouts online, but many special characters require to use SHIFT in other layouts, which is not a key you can use for BIOS passwords.
clearing the password through resetting the jumpers (no result, regardless of how long I switch from standard position Pin 1&2 to Clear CMOS position Pin 2&3, which I tried countless times for each jumper individually and then for both simultaneously. Why the motherboard has 2 Clear CMOS jumpers and why using them makes no difference is a mystery to me)
removing the CMOS battery. It makes no difference either, even when removed overnight (i.e. way longer than the 30 sec recommended) and whilst the jumpers are on Clear CMOS position)

If anyone has had... Read more

A:K430 - keyboard layout changed => problem with Power-On/BIOS password. Can't boot

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of the password dilemma you are in.  Removing the CMOS battery will usually clear the CMOS and remove all BIOS passwording on a desktop model.  When the battery was removed with the machine unplugged from the wall did you press and hold the power button for 20 seconds or longer?   Pressing the power button will help dissipate any remaining electrical charge on the motherboard and clear the CMOS.  Otherwise some components can hold a charge for a while. 

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Hi all, My Japanese keyboard which has Japanese style does NOT work.I bought a lenovo laptop from Japan (lenovo G580 model 20150)I try to setup keyboard driver for the laptop but some buttons have not worked or return wrong values.I already tried changing compatible hardware to  Japanese PS/2 Keyboard (106/109 Key)Japanese PS/2 Keyboard (106/109 Key Ctrl + Eisuu) and Standard PS/2 Keyboard.All of them does NOT work.WINDOWS: 8.1Are there any suggestions for my case ?Thanks in advance!!!    

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Hello there.

I've been looking all over the net for an answer, but it seems there's nothing known about this. I've installed Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator on Windows 7 Professional.

I have attached a picture of what it looks like on my machine. I've tried reinstalling and running either or both of the setup and the program in various compatibility modes. This is what it should look like: http://www.softpedia.com/progScreens...hot-12303.html

Now, this program requires .Net 2.0. Windows 7 ships with 3.5. I guessed that it wasn't backwards compatible, so I downloaded a v2 redist from microsoft. Wouldn't install because "it's already installed on the system".

Is their a compat mode for .Net? Or do you have any better idea how I could fix this?

A:Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator doesn't work under Win7

Same issue here. I'm new to Windows 7, but I'm generally an advanced computer user and very familiar with XP.

I haven't found anything yet about this on the 'net, except another thread similar to this one:
... same issue in Vista, also unanswered.

Have you figured anything out yet? Please fill me in if so. Really want to use this program...


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So I purchased a Lenovo X1 Yoga in Japan and I absolutely hate Japanese keyboard layouts (anyone that has used one after using a US keyboard knows what I mean - a space bar that is smaller than the enter key, poor placement of certain keys, specifically ", ', and @. There is just no logic behind any of it and honestly, there is no need. One can easily type in Japanese, just fine, with a standard US English layout keyboard. Sorry, I guess I didn't need to state that, but perhaps it will help with SEO to ensure someone finds this page when searching for those keywords.  Anyway, I finally found the information I needed to swap this keyboard out (and throw it in the trash), even though Lenovo support in Japan basically told me it's not possible. It does seem like a huge undertaking though (as you basically have to dismantle the entire laptop to get the keyboard out). But it does seem as though the English keyboards are compatible with all X1 Yoga laptops (even my Japanese X1 Yoga). The Lenovo customer service staff told me to get FRU PN: 00JT864 (00JT864 N KBD,US,LB,screw,CHY,Backlit), which is the US English replacement keyboard. It's also specified on the PDF document  on this page (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/PD103738 ) for the 20FR and 20FQ. Scroll half way down and you will see it.  However, I am having trouble finding the keyboard from a seller in Asia, with the same FRU #. When searching for 00JT864, the only source I can... Read more

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I have a Dell M1330 Laptop that has served me quite well for several years. I just replaced the keyboard the other day and everything is working fine, except that the new keyboard has a slightly different layout than the old keyboard did. For example, with the new keyboard all the F1, F2, F3, etc.. keys have function secondaries on them like multimedia, brightness, antennae toggle, and so on. My old keyboard didnt have most of these and so when I attempt to use them on the new keyboard they simply do not work. In fact when I use function keys as if I still had my old keyboard installed the functions work, which means it is the software interpretation of the keys that I need to change. Does anybody know how I can fix this so that the keys of the new keyboard and functions match what the keys actually say?

Another thing to add is that some of the new function keys on the new laptop such as antennae toggle were not on my last keyboard at all because they are softkeys on the case of my computer, and I am not sure a function like that would be able to be added to the keyboard mapping at all, but I'm not sure.

Also, I would prefer to not install third party software to accomplish this, even if it means I need to delve into the registry manually. Can anybody help??

A:New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.

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I am using a Windows XP system and I've had a problem with my ime files, my default language is chinese on my laptop, and I used to be able to use Japanese as well. But it stopped becoming available. I tried to copy and paste an IME folder from my friends computer, then realised she used it in Russian, and now some of my programs like my software for downloads, show text in Russian or just jibberish. When I go to add Japanese language file it does not show the IME option only shows an option for American or Chinese keyboard, none of which will even work/appear in the language bar as an option.
Will I need the Windows XP CD to fix this problem? Or is there a file I can download to have the Japanese IME option, so I can change between Chinese and Japanese keyboard.

Thank you so much for your time. I'm not sure what other information I can post about the problem that will be useful.

A:language options - japanese IME does not show, cannot add Japanese keyboard

You would need to change the Unicode to Japanese in the third tab in Regional and Language. Japanese doesn't figure in my list under the first tab either but if you change the Unicode and restart, you may find it on your XP CD and be able to add it in.


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My G50-80 laptop is facing issues with keyboard.When booted initially, only few keyboard keys work. While other keys cannot be entered, Enter key doesnt work. At the same time, same keys dont even work from on-screen keyboard either. So I cannot even enter my password.I can hardly login by clicking forgot my password, then again switching back to login page, suddenly keys start working! while being logged on, same keys problem reappears, this time I again use bypass to logout and login.Then keys start working.Pleaseee can some one help for this issue.My OS is windows 10. 

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I bought a N9Z-00003 all-in-one keyboard for my media center. I was rather surprised to see windows 8.1 doesnt have the layout.

This is the french canada version of the keyboard, and the layout is this http://cdn.overclock.net/b/bd/540x18...an20French.png

However, this layout is not advailable. the canadian multilingual and the french (canada) layout are different. Im stumped, and feel the pain of less computer savvy people buying that keyboard.

downloaded and installed the driver, installed a language pack and still no added layout

microsoft hardware, microsoft software ...

A:missing keyboard layout for new keyboard

If you want to go through the trouble and create the layout yourself, you can try this.

I think that may be your only choice. Have you looked on the keyboard manufacturers website to see if they have the layout for download?

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a relative asked me to install SP2 and some security software on her laptop computer. I did so, and the keyboard began to mis-behave. A check in control panel / keyboard reveals that the only keyboard entry there is for a 106 key Japanese keyboard.

So, how do I get the English keyboard back?

Have I posted this in the correct forum? Maybe this is a software issue?

All help gratefully accepted.

A:Japanese keyboard

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I have a japanese keyboard and recently I am unable to switch between Japanese and English. I have tried to remove the keyboard driver and re-install it but it doesnt work. I am using an English Windows XP pro OS. It was working fine about a week ago but for some reason it doesn't allow me to type in Japanese now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have been given a laptop to look at that has a japanese keyboard. When i try to get any symbol like @, which is on the same key as [, i only get the [ symbol. This happens regardless if i press the shift key. I have tried loads of combinations but nothing works. I have also noticed that when i try to use keyboard shortcuts like ctrl + F for find, the help screen opens. He only wants to use this laptop for english so is there anyone who has come across this issue or knows how to sort it.
Below is a link to a picture of the keyboard itself


I have messed about with the settings in regional and language settings but have had no luck either.

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Hello to everybody,it is the first time I am posting on this forum and I thank in advance whoever would come here to help. I suspect my issue is very particular if not unique. As a matter of fact, after some days of digging throughout the internet, I haven't found a single reference to my problem, that is: my hardware keyboard layout is italian but I frequently need to write in japanese so I installed japanese language along with japanese IME input mode. But for the life of me I cannot get the hardware keyboard to type japanese characters. Japanese IME activates, the A for the romaji input shows up, and that's it. I cannot switch to the katakana or hiragana input.If I try to open the IME options windows this opens up for a second and then closes (as it had crashed).Same behaviour when I try to access those options from system settings. I tried to uninstall and reinstall 2 or 3 times without success. Anyway the touch keyboard works flawlessly with Japanese IME. I can enter any kind of japanese character. What can I do to type in japanese also on the hardware keyboard?

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Hi all, I recently purchased an x230 with a Japanese keyboard.  It came with the drivers and everything to be operable in Japanese and English; however, I have reinstalled Windows 7 pro after trying out some Linux distros that did not work with the Japanese keyboard.  With my new install of Windows 7, I cannot type with my full 85 key keyboard.  I've got the Japanese keyboard that came with the x230, but I can only type with the US English keyboard layout.  There are not any options inside of windows, and I cannot find anything on the Lenovo site. What can I do to type with the keys that I have on my machine?  I'd love to have the layout recognized so I can type in English with this different layout as well as Japanese without the ime. Thanks.

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I changed the OS language to English, but Dell updates are still showing up in Japanese. Help?

A:Changed Windows 10 OS Language to English from Japanese But Dell Updates Still in Japanese?

Where did you buy the computer?  Did it come with Japanese as default?  If you bought it in Japan its possible they installed the Japanese language only versions of the Dell programs and you would be stuck with them.  You could go to the support page for your computer and download the English versions if there are any.

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hi all. i have a compag white internet keyboard, older model, and it works fine in bios and any other time, but when trying to hit F8 to enter the windows startup options it doesnt work. ive tried enabling usb legacy device support in bios but it didnt seem to help. this keyboard doesnt need drivers to work, so i dont think its that. and my old keyboard could do it. any ideas??

A:Usb Keyboard Can Not Enter Safe Mode (keyboard Wont Work)

Use a PS/2 keyboard instead.

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Got an inspiron 13 7000 series yesterday and the on screen keyboard will not work in tablet mode.  The selection for the screen keyboard goes away when I fold into tablet.  Anyone know how to make screen keyboard work in tablet mode?

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I am trying to locate the Japanese input method but cannot see it listed in the ' add input method options'

Can anyone help with locating it or letting me know if it's a downloadable.

I installed the Japanese language pack from windows update.

I don't know if this is related but also if I copy & paste Japanese text from an email (Thunderbird) into Adobe Illustrator is will display as this " ????????? " , if I copy it from google translate it also does the same.
Japanese will display in my browser, email, Adobe Illustrator.
I hope this is enough information.
Here is a screen shot


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A:Can't find Japanese IME in keyboard settings.

If your version of Windows supports it, language packs are available in the Windows Update applet in Control Panel under Optional Updates.

Japanese wll be listed under Keyboard settings now set for the language you are using in Region and Language Options.

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I have a problem with my keyboard. I study Japanese and I write in Japanese on my laptop when I talk to other people, using the English alphabet. I type the word letter by letter (the English letters) and Japanese characters start appearing. But some time ago, I don't know why and how, my keyboard changed. Now I can't type letter by letter in English, but every letter on the keyboard has a specific Japanese character atributed to it. It's very confusing and I don't like this way. I want to change it back to English mode. How can I do this?

P.S.: I tried all the language bar things that appear on the internet, the adding and choosing the whatever input mode I want, those work perfectly fine and I have no problems with those. The problem is when I type only.

A:Keyboard stuck in Japanese mode

This could be a setting of the program you type into when you chat to other people.

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Why is the customer service of this company so dreadful? The track pad on my yoga 900 stopped physically depressing and clicking in so I sent it in for warranty. When got it back, the keyboard was replaced with one that has a Japanese layout that's really annoying to use without looking at. I suppose I could get used to it but certain things just suck like the tiny space bar and repositioning of keys from one side of the keyboard to the other. And get this: THERE'S NO RIGHT ALT KEY! There are two extra keys to the right of the spacebar but they don't do anything at all unlike the colon button next to the semicolon that actually is for apostrophes.I also coordinated with the CSR to return the unit to a different address because I was moving but they sent it to my old address so I had to coordinate getting back the computer. I even wrote the new address on the inventory control sheet as well as the return address. Now the only fix would be to send my laptop back meaning another two weeks without a computer. Whereas ASUS replaced my cracked screen on a midrange laptop (q501la) out of warranty for free. Please steer clear of this company as the quality of their products is shoddy (at least on my 900) and their service is horrible.http://imgur.com/yRN3dEZ

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I am currently in japan so naturally when I bought a new keyboard it is a japanese keyboard. It has romanji and kana on the keys. When I first installed it the system treated it like a normal us keyboard. Also the extra keys that allow you to switch between input modes do not work. I did some searching and found how to get most of the layout correct. However the yen key still does not work. Also the extra japanese keys do not work at all. I have the logicool k200 media keyboard and as I said it is the japanese version. It has 3 extra keys next to the space bar and the key left of 1 which tilde on a normal us keyboard also has japanese symbols on it. Also I used the lang bar after switching the keyboard layout to japanese to switch to kana. After doing this it did type kana symbols but they did not match the kana symbol on the key. I don`t know much japanese yet but I would like to be able to use my keyboard as designed so when I do want to type in japanese I can use the buttons on the keyboard to switch modes and also type the yen character.

A:Japanese keyboard in English Windows

Hi eagled2, welcome to the forums

You may have already tried but here goes anyway

1, Open up control panel and click 'Change keyboards or other input methods'

2, Click 'Change keyboards' followed by 'Add'

3, Select 'Japanese' from the dropdown list and click OK

This should no install the driver & layout for the japanese keyboard

Hope it helps


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Hello to everyone out there, I own a Qosmio E10/2kldew and I bought this at Yodabashi Shop in Japan last year. Unfortunately my package didn't include a driver disc nor did they include a windows recovery CD.

My question is, how do I gain functionality of the japanese characters on the keyboard without using REGIONAL and LANGUAGE options inside windows. When my notebook was first running I was able to press a button under the escape key that allowed my to type in Hiragana, Katakana and English respectively. If anyone knows a link that will lead me to a driver for this I would really appreciate your help. I have everything else running perfectly on my pc now except for this.

Kind Regards

A:Qosmio E10: Japanese keyboard drivers?

Hey Japandy, here's a link to the japanese driver updates for the E10.
http://asp.fresheye.com/pc/?func=pi&c2=ANY&category=131020&keyword="QosmioE10 "&srt=IntB&order=d&cpg=10&session=2005103008001382 5

I couldn't find an keyboard driver though. I suspect because it doesn't need any!
On an original JPN XP, it should be recognized directly.

Btw, i suggest you try the new Toshiba Virtual Sound which was just released ;)

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I have the win8 upgrade (previous OS was win7 ultimate).

The OS goes very well, so far, just a minor problem...

From time to time I noticed there is installed a US keyboard, I am UK based and any setup keyboard/date etc are in UK format. Also when I installed the windows I selected (autodetected) the UK settings.

Well, this is very strange...

Also, I noticed that the US keyboard does not exist on the layouts (I am using Greek and UK), so in order to get rid of this, I have to add and the remove the US keyboard, but after a while re-appears!

thanx in advance for any ideas/help...


A:Keyboard layout!

Did you reinstall the keyboard driver from keyboard vendor? In windows it will install the generic driver just so the device will function but to use the keyboards full functionality you have to install the keyboard driver. With the auto detect enabled windows will sometimes install the incorrect drivers.

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sorry for my Englishi have this keyboard but i dont know which input chose ho questa tastiera ma non so quale lingua di input scegliere thanks

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I'm currently bidding on an IBM keyboard (1370477). However, I was looking at the PS/2 pin layout in one of the pictures and I noticed that it was only using 4 pins. I have an ergonomic, curved Microsoft keyboard with plunger keys that uses PS/2 and it has all 6 pins. Should I be concerned with the discrepancy?

A:IBM Keyboard PS/2 Layout

If it is the one being sold by TAZSONIC3 on eBay, I looked at it too. The two pins that are missing aren't needed. The keyboard only needs 5VDC, ground, data and clock.

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On my Inspiron 1564 there is a key between the F12 key and the Insert Key on the top row of keys.  The key has a small rectangle with an x in it.

What is this key's function ??

A:Keyboard Layout

Please click on the link below, hopefully it will help answer your question.
Keyboard, touchpad, or mouse not working correctly | Dell US

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So this is really frustrating me.

I usually use the "United States - International" keyboard layout, since I like being able to do accents and use the Alt-GR key. However recently it has been causing problems and I'm not sure why.

One of the biggest examples is the ' key, usually if I press it and then a space it types either ' or ", depending on if I press shift or not. Well, in Firefox, I have to keep pressing the key about 4 times before it finally types two 's and I have to erase one. Pressing space does nothing. And if I press shift+6, it types "^^", as in, the character twice.

I could not figure out what was causing this, so I switched the layout back to US, and it works fine. But I simply cannot use US-International without it doing weird stuff. I tried "sfc /scannow", it found some problems and fixed them, but it's STILL doing the same thing.

Additionally, it appears something else weird is going on as when I try to use ALT codes, they don't do what they're supposed to... like most of them make a heart (♥) instead of what they SHOULD be doing.

I even tried making a custom keyboard layout, opening the normal US International on a completely different computer, then saving it and installing it on here, and it STILL does what I described above.

Has anyone else had a problem like this? I'd really like to get it fixed as without a working keyboard it's kinda hard to do my everyday business...

A:Keyboard Layout Help?

You've followed all of this? How to use the United States-International keyboard layout in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, and in Windows XP

Are you doing Alt codes with the numbers? A 'tild' is alt + 0152 ˜

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I just installed XP pro x64, but it doesn't seem to have the uk keyboard layout.

Does anybody know where I can download it please?

A:Don't have the UK Keyboard layout, HELP!

You have it already, you just have to change your preferences, and you may need your XP CD as well. Go to Control Panel/Regional and Language Options/ Then under Language you can change it to UK and under Location you can change it to UK. Then go to te Languages tab/Details click Add and change the Keyborad setting to UK. Then go to the Advanced tab and change the language to UK. then click Apply all settings to current user account and default user profile. and click Apply then OK

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New AIO 510 which came with no documentation. The keyboard has 4 ultra mini keys in upper right-hand corner. The first 3 appear to be volume controls. The 4th - last key on right - may say LVT but it is too small to read. What is that key?

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I have a new "Microsoft" keyboard The Shift + 2 key should be @ key but is the " key. plus the hash key is nowhere to be found and the shift + 3 key that should be the hash is the ? key ...... Help please????

A:Keyboard layout HELP !!! Please

You have keyboard language set to English (United Kingdom), which gives " with SHIFT+2 and ? with SHIFT+3. If you need an English keyboard layout that gives @ with SHIFT+2 and # with SHIFT+3, you need to change the layout to English (United States).

Here you can see the difference. First UK English:

And US English:

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hi there everyone i think ive made a mistake on my pc i had problems with my zboard and it started to change the buttons so i listened to someone who said get rid of the reg keys for uk keyboard (somehow) Now im stuck with US please please someone help me i have XP professional.

A:Keyboard uk layout

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How do I change the keyboard layout to UK layout? I have to use " key for @ and vice versa at the moment. Thanks.

A:Keyboard layout?

You could check with the keyboard manufacture to see (if not already none so) to see if there is an upgrade or a patch. Good Luck

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Hello, C:\WINDOWS\System32. There are about 50 .dll keyboard files from all the different countries around the world. Would it be safe for me to delete most of these that I will never use. XP Home SP1.
On one of the forums the mod. speaks about de-registering .dll
files. Is this neccesary? If it is how do I go about it? TIA.

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After 'recovering' my P4 1.8MHz, XP-Home PC, I found that he keyboard was different - I no longer have the 'Pound' key - I get the # instead. Also, the @ symbol is at Shift+2 and the " symbol is where the @ symbol should be. There are quite a few other major differences too.

I tried 'troubleshoot' - to no avail. I've bought a new Logitech keyboard - and the layout is exactly the same! HEEEELLLPP!!

Can anyone suggest anything??

Many thanks

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I have a Dell 2400 Series desktop computer.  The number block on the right side of keyboard does not work.  I thought it might be the keyboard, so I ordered a new keyboard from Dell.  New keyboard arrived;, installed --- no success.  Same problem. Why doesn't the number block work.  However, the top row of numbers does work. 

A:Keyboard. Number block on right side of keyboard does not work. ..

Make sure you have num lock on.

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I am pretty desperate now as I recently got a new Lenovo z500 ideapad laptop, which i think its 9 months old only.
All of the sudden, one day the shift key started to automatically been pressed down.. as if its like its being 'possessed' in simple terms.. and it happened at random times
After much forums, some say hold shift key down for 10 secs or x amount of secs, disable sticky keys, filter keys, bounce keys, or even continue press shift keys continuously etc etc..
Did all those, disabled sticky keys, bounch keys, filter keys and now whenever i on my comp, the shift key will automatically be pressed down, so i have to hold the shift key for like 5-8secs to disable it, than it works fine and no more occurence.
However, a new problem occurs.. now certain keys on the laptop is not working like the right shift key.. when the right shift key is pressed down, none of the letters are being capital or none of the symbols are showing BUT the left shift key does the job..
Than, the left shift key could not caps the letter z, t, y, m, and a few more.. but it works prefectly fine with other keys.. Now i am pretty sure its not a keyboard malfunction because without pressing caps, all the keys are fine but only these certain keys wont be caps when the left shift key is pressed..
So i decided to use an external keyboard and everything works out fine.. right shift key is working, left shift key caps those letters which could not be cap... Read more

A:laptop keyboard does not work but works fine with usb keyboard

The fact that a USB keyboard works fine when your built in one doesn't, proves that it is the keyboard itself (or connectors) that is damaged/defective, otherwise, if it were a software problem, the external keyboard would do the same.

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On win xp, I have a missing character on my japanese lyout keyboard.
HIRAGANA LETTER WOをを&#x3092is missing, and I have a double character, too:
HIRAGANA LETTER MUむむ&#x3080is double.
Where could I modify the characters?
Thank you

A:japanese lyout keyboard missing character

Try the onscreen keyboard. If it works, the problem is the keyboard itself. Easy to replace if a desktop. A little harder and more expensive with a laptop. If it doesn't work onscreen, did anyone ever create a keyboard macro that could have caused this?

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