Command line in Windows 10 setup crippled (UK iso - US keyboard)

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  1. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    #1 eemuler, Oct 4, 2016
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    While struggling with a Windows 10 EFI installation on a GPT partitioned HDD ( https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/71409-Installing-Windows-7-after-Windows-10-(dual-boot) ) I discovered something dreadful. Pressing SHIFT+10 to bring up the command prompt window gives you a crippled command prompt in which pressing the '\' key shows a '#' character on screen. Impossible to navigate the file structure.

    E.G.

    cd D:\backup turns into
    cd D:#backup

    I really want to kill someone now. :mad::throw::wallbash:
     
  2. egroups_megapics

    egroups_megapics MDL Member

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    Check the keyboard layout.
    It would be set to other region from english-US

    my assumption would be english-UK (British)
     
  3. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    That's what I thought too. Tried every key combination I could think of. No joy.
     
  4. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    You are right - it is the UK keyboard. Apparently if you download the UK English iso, that is the only keyboard you get for the command prompt, and if you have a US keyboard, you're dead meat, as the '\' key is not to be found.
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    1. Next time, download the correct language.
    2. During setup you get the keyboard, language etcetc choicesto select from.
     
  6. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    On the UK keyboard, which has the ISO physical layout, the \ key is on the key next to the left shift which is absent on the ugly ANSI keyboards.

    But you should be able to get it using the usual ALT+92 combination (on the numpad)
     
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    eemuler MDL Member

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    I'm from India. I prefer UK English as opposed to American English. The keyboard, however, is the standard US type. I suppose I could download the US iso and change the language to UK English after installation.
     
  9. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    Thanks for the workaround. :worthy:
     
  10. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    I'm in Italy, usually I install the US versions for simplicity, then I install the italian LP, and I set the UK extended keyboard layout (because it is a perfect blend for my needs: 105 Keys ISO layout, coding characters like #{}@~ are easy to find like on US keyboard, but the accented characters like È ô à Ü are easy to find as well)

    Anyway I don't have your additional complication given most of the European keyboards have the ISO layout, so any European logical layout will fully fit on them.
     
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