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Anonymous
June 1, 2005 2:34:50 AM

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Need some help please.
Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
'American English' for English locale (we are in England). Now I don't know
if this has any bearing on this issue, but the keyboard which came with the
PC prints a " from the @ key and a @ from the " key.
I have since checked all the language settings in Control Panel and
everything I can find is set to UK / English.
Is there a way that I can reverse this situation to have the keyboard
function properly?
dfrog

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Anonymous
June 1, 2005 2:57:48 AM

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dfrog wrote:
> Need some help please.
> Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
> In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
> 'American English' for English locale (we are in England).

Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English? Nowhere in
the set up does it state that "US English is recommended". Could you please
tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed XP (both Home and
Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER* recommended the use of US
English. What would be the point of doing so?


Now I
> don't know if this has any bearing on this issue, but the keyboard
> which came with the PC prints a " from the @ key and a @ from the "
> key.

It has everything to do with it. That is the standard layout for a US
keyboard.


> I have since checked all the language settings in Control Panel and
> everything I can find is set to UK / English.

What even the keyboard settings?



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June 1, 2005 2:57:49 AM

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Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
> dfrog wrote:
>
>>Need some help please.
>>Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
>>'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>
>
> Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English? Nowhere in
> the set up does it state that "US English is recommended". Could you please
> tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed XP (both Home and
> Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER* recommended the use of US
> English. What would be the point of doing so?
>

When you set up the keyboard/language settings on the XP installation,
at the bottom of the screen it say something like "If you are using an
English keyboard, select US English". These are not the same words, but
it is implied which I found strange especially since there is the
English keyboard just above the US.


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Anonymous
June 1, 2005 3:30:12 AM

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Thank you for your response, even though it does seem a bit aggressive.
If you have setup 20 systems with XP then you are far more knowledgeable
than I am, and I would think be in a position to help me if you wish to.
It is some couple of days now since I did this setup and much has happened
since so I may not be able to be very specific, and bearing in mind that I
did not expect to encounter problems at this stage, didn't make notes as I
went along, rather did what I was prompted to do on the screen ( and it
isn't my intention to offend your knowledge by arguing about this bit of my
issue)
I am not on said PC just now but on my own with XP Home, and under Keyboard
in Control Panel all I have is Keyboard Properties with 3 tabs -Speed -
Hardware - Buttons. Under Hardware Properties I have Compaq PS2 Keyboard
Properties with 3 tabs - General - Driver - Power Management. There appears
to be nowhere to change Keyboard Settings, from memory this is similar to
said IBM PC, this is why I asked for help.
The answer may well be in front of me but I cannot see it and would
appreciate some qualified guidance.
Thank you
dfrog


"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
news:865ne.2964$C72.1660@fe06.highwinds-media.phx...
> dfrog wrote:
>> Need some help please.
>> Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>> In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
>> 'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>
> Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English? Nowhere
> in the set up does it state that "US English is recommended". Could you
> please tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed XP (both
> Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER* recommended the
> use of US English. What would be the point of doing so?
>
>
> Now I
>> don't know if this has any bearing on this issue, but the keyboard
>> which came with the PC prints a " from the @ key and a @ from the "
>> key.
>
> It has everything to do with it. That is the standard layout for a US
> keyboard.
>
>
>> I have since checked all the language settings in Control Panel and
>> everything I can find is set to UK / English.
>
> What even the keyboard settings?
>
>
>
> --
> In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
Anonymous
June 1, 2005 3:34:34 AM

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"Superfly" <Superfly@wwe.com> wrote in message
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> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>> dfrog wrote:
>>
>>>Need some help please.
>>>Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>>In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
>>>'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>>
>>
>> Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English? Nowhere
>> in the set up does it state that "US English is recommended". Could you
>> please tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed XP (both
>> Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER* recommended the
>> use of US English. What would be the point of doing so?
>>
>
> When you set up the keyboard/language settings on the XP installation, at
> the bottom of the screen it say something like "If you are using an
> English keyboard, select US English". These are not the same words, but it
> is implied which I found strange especially since there is the English
> keyboard just above the US.

Thank you for that Superfly - that is the bit that I refer to and I believe
has caused my problem. I still need to find a way to correct this situation.
Maybe if Miss P T reads this it will go towards explaining my error.
dfrog


>
> --
> See what I am selling (if you have nothing better to do that is!!!):
> http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Smarter-org-uk
> Thanks
Anonymous
June 1, 2005 3:53:22 AM

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"dfrog" <dfrog@lineone.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Superfly" <Superfly@wwe.com> wrote in message
> news:Ye5ne.7458$rf4.6692@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
>> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>>> dfrog wrote:
>>>
>>>>Need some help please.
>>>>Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>>>In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
>>>>'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>>>
>>>
>>> Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English?
>>> Nowhere in the set up does it state that "US English is recommended".
>>> Could you please tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed
>>> XP (both Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER*
>>> recommended the use of US English. What would be the point of doing so?
>>>
>>
>> When you set up the keyboard/language settings on the XP installation, at
>> the bottom of the screen it say something like "If you are using an
>> English keyboard, select US English". These are not the same words, but
>> it is implied which I found strange especially since there is the English
>> keyboard just above the US.
>
> Thank you for that Superfly - that is the bit that I refer to and I
> believe has caused my problem. I still need to find a way to correct this
> situation.
> Maybe if Miss P T reads this it will go towards explaining my error.
> dfrog
>
>
>>
>> --
>> See what I am selling (if you have nothing better to do that is!!!):
>> http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Smarter-org-uk
>> Thanks
>

Gulp !!
I've just learned a lesson - I think I have now found where to make this
change to keyboard settings - Control Panel - Reg & Language - Languages
tab - Details button - Settings tab. (on my PC the options are English UK &
English US)
When I get back to IBM PC I'll try this out.
It would still be nice to get a simple "YES that will do it"
Thanks for both your responses
dfrog
Anonymous
June 1, 2005 6:02:40 AM

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Pay no attention to Tick, she is an obnoxous (at best) no nothing and
everyone knows it.


"dfrog" <dfrog@lineone.net> wrote in message
news:3g46plFaha70U1@individual.net...
> Thank you for your response, even though it does seem a bit aggressive.
> If you have setup 20 systems with XP then you are far more knowledgeable
> than I am, and I would think be in a position to help me if you wish to.
> It is some couple of days now since I did this setup and much has happened
> since so I may not be able to be very specific, and bearing in mind that I
> did not expect to encounter problems at this stage, didn't make notes as I
> went along, rather did what I was prompted to do on the screen ( and it
> isn't my intention to offend your knowledge by arguing about this bit of
> my issue)
> I am not on said PC just now but on my own with XP Home, and under
> Keyboard in Control Panel all I have is Keyboard Properties with 3
> tabs -Speed - Hardware - Buttons. Under Hardware Properties I have Compaq
> PS2 Keyboard Properties with 3 tabs - General - Driver - Power Management.
> There appears to be nowhere to change Keyboard Settings, from memory this
> is similar to said IBM PC, this is why I asked for help.
> The answer may well be in front of me but I cannot see it and would
> appreciate some qualified guidance.
> Thank you
> dfrog
>
>
> "Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
> news:865ne.2964$C72.1660@fe06.highwinds-media.phx...
>> dfrog wrote:
>>> Need some help please.
>>> Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>> In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
>>> 'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>>
>> Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English? Nowhere
>> in the set up does it state that "US English is recommended". Could you
>> please tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed XP (both
>> Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER* recommended the
>> use of US English. What would be the point of doing so?
>>
>>
>> Now I
>>> don't know if this has any bearing on this issue, but the keyboard
>>> which came with the PC prints a " from the @ key and a @ from the "
>>> key.
>>
>> It has everything to do with it. That is the standard layout for a US
>> keyboard.
>>
>>
>>> I have since checked all the language settings in Control Panel and
>>> everything I can find is set to UK / English.
>>
>> What even the keyboard settings?
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 1, 2005 7:19:27 AM

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Superfly wrote:
> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>> dfrog wrote:
>>
>>> Need some help please.
>>> Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>> In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to
>>> select 'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>>
>>
>> Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English?
>> Nowhere in the set up does it state that "US English is
>> recommended". Could you please tell me exactly where it states that?
>> I have installed XP (both Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and
>> it has *NEVER* recommended the use of US English. What would be the
>> point of doing so?
>
> When you set up the keyboard/language settings on the XP installation,
> at the bottom of the screen it say something like "If you are using an
> English keyboard, select US English". These are not the same words,
> but it is implied which I found strange especially since there is the
> English keyboard just above the US.

I live in the UK and I've never seen that. I even installed a spare Home
licence on an old P4 system just to see if I was going mad, and I'm not.

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Anonymous
June 1, 2005 7:19:28 AM

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BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
Well if you have never seen it it must be true then????
You are so FOS
AND WRONG


"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
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> Superfly wrote:
>> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>>> dfrog wrote:
>>>
>>>> Need some help please.
>>>> Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>>> In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to
>>>> select 'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>>>
>>>
>>> Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English?
>>> Nowhere in the set up does it state that "US English is
>>> recommended". Could you please tell me exactly where it states that?
>>> I have installed XP (both Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and
>>> it has *NEVER* recommended the use of US English. What would be the
>>> point of doing so?
>>
>> When you set up the keyboard/language settings on the XP installation,
>> at the bottom of the screen it say something like "If you are using an
>> English keyboard, select US English". These are not the same words,
>> but it is implied which I found strange especially since there is the
>> English keyboard just above the US.
>
> I live in the UK and I've never seen that. I even installed a spare Home
> licence on an old P4 system just to see if I was going mad, and I'm not.
>
> --
> In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
June 1, 2005 11:01:33 AM

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dfrog wrote:
> "dfrog" <dfrog@lineone.net> wrote in message
> news:3g471qFai1cbU1@individual.net...
>
>>"Superfly" <Superfly@wwe.com> wrote in message
>>news:Ye5ne.7458$rf4.6692@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
>>
>>>Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>>>
>>>>dfrog wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Need some help please.
>>>>>Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>>>>In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
>>>>>'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English?
>>>>Nowhere in the set up does it state that "US English is recommended".
>>>>Could you please tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed
>>>>XP (both Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER*
>>>>recommended the use of US English. What would be the point of doing so?
>>>>
>>>
>>>When you set up the keyboard/language settings on the XP installation, at
>>>the bottom of the screen it say something like "If you are using an
>>>English keyboard, select US English". These are not the same words, but
>>>it is implied which I found strange especially since there is the English
>>>keyboard just above the US.
>>
>>Thank you for that Superfly - that is the bit that I refer to and I
>>believe has caused my problem. I still need to find a way to correct this
>>situation.
>>Maybe if Miss P T reads this it will go towards explaining my error.
>>dfrog
>>
>>
>>
>>>--
>>>See what I am selling (if you have nothing better to do that is!!!):
>>>http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Smarter-org-uk
>>>Thanks
>>
>
> Gulp !!
> I've just learned a lesson - I think I have now found where to make this
> change to keyboard settings - Control Panel - Reg & Language - Languages
> tab - Details button - Settings tab. (on my PC the options are English UK &
> English US)
> When I get back to IBM PC I'll try this out.
> It would still be nice to get a simple "YES that will do it"
> Thanks for both your responses
> dfrog
>
>
That's the one.....forgot to mention it.

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Thanks
Anonymous
June 1, 2005 5:59:53 PM

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"Superfly" <Superfly@wwe.com> wrote in message
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> dfrog wrote:
>> "dfrog" <dfrog@lineone.net> wrote in message
>> news:3g471qFai1cbU1@individual.net...
>>
>>>"Superfly" <Superfly@wwe.com> wrote in message
>>>news:Ye5ne.7458$rf4.6692@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
>>>
>>>>Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>dfrog wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Need some help please.
>>>>>>Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>>>>>In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
>>>>>>'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English?
>>>>>Nowhere in the set up does it state that "US English is recommended".
>>>>>Could you please tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed
>>>>>XP (both Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER*
>>>>>recommended the use of US English. What would be the point of doing so?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>When you set up the keyboard/language settings on the XP installation,
>>>>at the bottom of the screen it say something like "If you are using an
>>>>English keyboard, select US English". These are not the same words, but
>>>>it is implied which I found strange especially since there is the
>>>>English keyboard just above the US.
>>>
>>>Thank you for that Superfly - that is the bit that I refer to and I
>>>believe has caused my problem. I still need to find a way to correct this
>>>situation.
>>>Maybe if Miss P T reads this it will go towards explaining my error.
>>>dfrog
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>--
>>>>See what I am selling (if you have nothing better to do that is!!!):
>>>>http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Smarter-org-uk
>>>>Thanks
>>>
>>
>> Gulp !!
>> I've just learned a lesson - I think I have now found where to make this
>> change to keyboard settings - Control Panel - Reg & Language - Languages
>> tab - Details button - Settings tab. (on my PC the options are English UK
>> & English US)
>> When I get back to IBM PC I'll try this out.
>> It would still be nice to get a simple "YES that will do it"
>> Thanks for both your responses
>> dfrog
>>
>>
> That's the one.....forgot to mention it.
>
> --
> See what I am selling (if you have nothing better to do that is!!!):
> http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Smarter-org-uk
> Thanks

Thanks again Superfly, appreciate your help
dfrog
Anonymous
June 1, 2005 6:01:57 PM

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Thanks Tommy T, I guess none of us know everything...........some more than
others :-)
dfrog


"Tommy T" <Kill@Bill.com> wrote in message
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> Pay no attention to Tick, she is an obnoxous (at best) no nothing and
> everyone knows it.
>
>
> "dfrog" <dfrog@lineone.net> wrote in message
> news:3g46plFaha70U1@individual.net...
>> Thank you for your response, even though it does seem a bit aggressive.
>> If you have setup 20 systems with XP then you are far more knowledgeable
>> than I am, and I would think be in a position to help me if you wish to.
>> It is some couple of days now since I did this setup and much has
>> happened since so I may not be able to be very specific, and bearing in
>> mind that I did not expect to encounter problems at this stage, didn't
>> make notes as I went along, rather did what I was prompted to do on the
>> screen ( and it isn't my intention to offend your knowledge by arguing
>> about this bit of my issue)
>> I am not on said PC just now but on my own with XP Home, and under
>> Keyboard in Control Panel all I have is Keyboard Properties with 3
>> tabs -Speed - Hardware - Buttons. Under Hardware Properties I have Compaq
>> PS2 Keyboard Properties with 3 tabs - General - Driver - Power
>> Management. There appears to be nowhere to change Keyboard Settings, from
>> memory this is similar to said IBM PC, this is why I asked for help.
>> The answer may well be in front of me but I cannot see it and would
>> appreciate some qualified guidance.
>> Thank you
>> dfrog
>>
>>
>> "Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
>> news:865ne.2964$C72.1660@fe06.highwinds-media.phx...
>>> dfrog wrote:
>>>> Need some help please.
>>>> Just setup daughter's new IBM Thinkcentre PC with WIN XP Home.
>>>> In the initial setup I followed the recommendation onscreen to select
>>>> 'American English' for English locale (we are in England).
>>>
>>> Where on *earth* were you recommended to set it up as US English?
>>> Nowhere in the set up does it state that "US English is recommended".
>>> Could you please tell me exactly where it states that? I have installed
>>> XP (both Home and Pro) on at least 20 systems and it has *NEVER*
>>> recommended the use of US English. What would be the point of doing so?
>>>
>>>
>>> Now I
>>>> don't know if this has any bearing on this issue, but the keyboard
>>>> which came with the PC prints a " from the @ key and a @ from the "
>>>> key.
>>>
>>> It has everything to do with it. That is the standard layout for a US
>>> keyboard.
>>>
>>>
>>>> I have since checked all the language settings in Control Panel and
>>>> everything I can find is set to UK / English.
>>>
>>> What even the keyboard settings?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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