keyboard keys messed up on laptop

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  1. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    hi I have got a Lenovo laptop and some keys are messed up ...what I mean is that when I press backslash I got some other keys or when I press @ something else is printed on screen so I have tried to change the keyboard to us version or eng version but still messed up.

    thanks
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You have to find out which layout the keyboard is, most are US International (except germany, belgium and france (and britain?), maybe others too but those i know for sure).
     
  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    Try this. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:
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    reg delete "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout" /v "Scancode Map" /f
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    UK has @ above right shift two keys left of Enter and " is on the 2 key

    They are switched around / different on US layouts, I think the \ is one of them which is to the right of the left shift key
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    One of the notebooks I used didn't have a full size keyboard but had the numlock key. You had to turn it on for all keys to be normal...
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    UK also has a $ key :D

    Or are you calling # the pound sign? (I call it hash)
     
  8. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    Can you please elaborate on what this achieves?
    I do not want to mess up with my regedit.
    I will take a screen shot of the keyboard layout and will post it later.
     
  9. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    My mechanical keyboard was AFU on previous IP, but since updating to 16199 it is perfect again. I don't know what caused it. I plugged in a spare KB, and that one worked.
     
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  10. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Apparently, it is keyboard layout issue. Not until you know the exact layout of your keyboard you would find it difficult to get the keys to work correctly with their various imprints. Please, post the image of your keyboard.
     
  11. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    ok guys I finally resolved this issue ,it was definitely a layout issue. I just switched to the us international version and now everything is fine.
    Here are the detailed steps I followed to resolve this issue in windows 10:

    Start> settings > Time and Language > Region and Language > English {us international version > Options > Add a keyboard > US international
     
  12. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Please, add 'solved' to the topic.