How to Change Keyboard Layout in Windows

In this tutorial you will learn how to change keyboard layout in Windows. We will use German layout as an example.


To configure your keyboard to use a different language or keyboard layout you will have to take the following steps:

Step 1: Click Start.

Start menu

Step 2: In the searchbox, type intl.cpl then ENTER.

run international dialog box

Step 3: Select the Keyboards and Language tab, and click on the button Change keyboards.

change keyboards

Step 4: Click Add.

add new keyboard layout

Step 5: Expand the language of your choice. For example, choose German.

select new keyboard layout

Step 6: From the Keyboard list, choose the check box for the language you prefer, then select OK.

select version of new keyboard layout

Step 7: In the Default input language list, click the language of your choice, and then click OK two times.

choose default keyboard layout

Step 8: Click the Language bar, and then select your language of choice.

select keyboard layout

Result: You are done.

How to Change Keyboard Layout in Windows