Keyboard Input Language

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How to Change the Keyboard Input Language in Vista
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This will show you how to add, remove, and set the default keyboard input language in Vista. You can also see how to see the keyboard layout for the input language.
How to Change the Keyboard Input Language in Vista


information   Information
The keyboard input language is a setting in Vista that controls the language you use to type information on your computer. By default, the language is the same as the one you selected when installing Vista. This will show you how to change and add an additional input language option to choose from.
Note   Note
This does not change the display lanquage in Vista.




Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)​
2. Click on the Regional and Language Options icon.​
3. Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab. (See screenshot below)​
4. Click on the Change keyboards button.​
Keyboards_Tab.jpg

5. To Add a Input Language
A) Click on the Add button under the Installed Services section. (See screenshot below)​
General_Tab.jpg


6. Select and expand the language you want to add. (See screenshot below)​
A) Expand Keyboad.​
B) Check the input language you want for the keyboard.​
NOTE: Check Show More, if listed, to see the complete list of input languages under the language you want to add.
D) Click on Preview to see what the keyboard layout will look like.​
NOTE: See screenshot below step 8 below.
C) Click on OK.​
Add_Input_Language.jpg


7. Click on Apply. (See screenshot below)​
General_Tab_2.jpg

8. To See the Keyboard Layout for a Input Language
A) Highlight the language under the Installed Services section, under Keyboard, and click on Properties. (See screenshot above and below)​
EXAMPLE: United Kingdom.​
B) Click on OK or Cancel to exit this.​
Keyboard_Layout.jpg


9. To Remove a Input Language
A) Highlight the EN language under the Installed Services section and click on Remove. (See screenshot below step 7)​
B) Click on Apply.​

10. To Select a Default Input Language
NOTE: This will allow you to select between the default input language when Vista was installed and the ones that you added from step 5 above to use to type in.​
A) You have three methods to do this.​
METHOD ONE:
A) Under the Default input language section, click on the drop down menu and select a language.​
B) Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 7)​

METHOD TWO:
A) Press the Left ALT + SHIFT keys to cycle through the listed languages under the Installed Services section.​
NOTE: You can verify the change by method one or three.

METHOD THREE:
A) Click on the language bar icon on the taskbar. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: You will not see this unless you have more than one default input language added. (Step 5)
B) Click on the language you want as the default input language to check it.​
NOTE: Right click on the language bar icon to adjust the settings for it.​
Language_Bar.jpg



11. To Organize the Input Languages
A) Highlight the EN language, under the Installed Services section, and click either Move Up or Move Down to change the list order of the language. (See screenshot below step 7)​
B) Click on Apply.​

12. Click on OK when done. (See screenshot below step 7)​
That's it,
Shawn



 

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ilyabyk83

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Hi Shawn. I do EXACTLY how you show in your tutorial, but EN or RU (I'm trying to add Russian) doesn't light up here
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after I do everything that is written. Is this something wrong with my installation??

Thank You
 

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mvp
Hello Ilya,

If you have the screenshots under steps 6 and 7 set with Russian selected like below, then you should be able to left click on the language bar to be able to select RU.

Step6.jpg Step7.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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ilyabyk83

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    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz
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    Stock board
    Memory
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint 750GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2
    Sound Card
    No sound!! (LoL, I have no clue)
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    Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
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    Hec HP585D 585W ATX12V
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    ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan
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    Cables Unlimited A4Tech Wireless Battery Free Optical Mouse
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    A4Tech GKS-26
    Internet Speed
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Brink

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mvp
The language bar will only display the language that you are currently using. What happens when you left click on EN on the language bar? You should be able to select RU.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

ilyabyk83

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The language bar will only display the language that you are currently using. What happens when you left click on EN on the language bar? You should be able to select RU.

Sir, that is EXACTLY what I don't get after I apply all of the settings. I've been using this feature for many years now; I know what I should see on my taskbar. I DO NOT HAVE "EN" or "RU". And the keyboard doesn't switch neither.
 

My Computer

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    Dell Inspiron 518
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock board
    Memory
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint 750GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2
    Sound Card
    No sound!! (LoL, I have no clue)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB
    PSU
    Hec HP585D 585W ATX12V
    Case
    Factory Case from Dell Inspiron 518
    Cooling
    ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan
    Mouse
    Cables Unlimited A4Tech Wireless Battery Free Optical Mouse
    Keyboard
    A4Tech GKS-26
    Internet Speed
    Comcast Cable Hi-Speed

Brink

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mvp
As a test, create a new administrator account and log on to it to see if it works properly in that account instead.

If it does, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

ilyabyk83

Member
As a test, create a new administrator account and log on to it to see if it works properly in that account instead.

If it does, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

Did what you said, this does the same. Doesn't appear nor change.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 518
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock board
    Memory
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint 750GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2
    Sound Card
    No sound!! (LoL, I have no clue)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB
    PSU
    Hec HP585D 585W ATX12V
    Case
    Factory Case from Dell Inspiron 518
    Cooling
    ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan
    Mouse
    Cables Unlimited A4Tech Wireless Battery Free Optical Mouse
    Keyboard
    A4Tech GKS-26
    Internet Speed
    Comcast Cable Hi-Speed

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Ok. Go ahead and run a sfc /scannow command to see if it may be able to work properly afterwards.

If not, then you can do a repair install without losing anything.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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