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Windows 7 keeps reverting to US keyboard

Posted on 2011-03-09
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Hi all

Annoying one.

Windows 7 x86, fully updated.

For some reason the keyboard settings keep reverting back to US style. I'll log in as admin, change them to UK, works. Few days later it reverts back!

On a Windows 2003 domain. There are many other machines on this network, XP/Vista/7, only this one is doing it!
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by:Doug_Claxton
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This is more of a workaround then a fix; remove the other keyboard options that are undesirable. Being in Canada, I have been faced with this when I had the multilingual supported keyboard option. The keyboard would randomly change to “French multilingual”. I just removed that from the list entirely, and that symptom has not presented again.
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Raheman M. Abdul earned 500 total points
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Add the UK settings, then delete the US settings.
If not, try running sfc /scannow from the run box

Regedit HKey_Users/.Default/Keyboard Layout/Preload and delete the key with value 409 (US)
Reboot and check if US settings are gone...

[if needed, Stop all services with msconfig], Reboot then deleted the US keyb settings, then rebooted again, and restored services
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Try replacing keyboard to check if that helps
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by:hongedit
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Hi

Did the first bit multiple times now (removing US completely and having only UK)

Seems to be ok for a few reboots! Then comes back.

I shall have a gander at the registry tomorrow, and also replacing the kb if no luck.

Funny really, this has only just been freshly wiped and installed with Win 7!
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by:hongedit
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No more reoccurring incidents since manual registry change. Thanks.
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