Setting up a Japanese Keyboard on US Windows XP


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I recently Picked up a Japanese 106 Keyboard for use with my laptop that is
running Japanese XP. I've decided to use it as my main keyboard now as I am
becoming more fluent with the language. My problem now is that my US version
of XP isn't recongizing it as a Japanese Keyboard but as a generic USB
Keyboard. I have the Japanese language pack installed on this computer. My
question how do I get Windows XP to recongize my Keyboard as a Japanese
layout?
 
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I was able to get a Japanese 106 keyboard to work in an English version of
WinXP. I went to Acer's website and found common support issue with
keyboards not working properly. They have a registry patch available for
download. The support page is as follows and it is in Japanese:
http://www.acer.co.jp/support/faq/desktop/desktop061201001.html

Here is a direct link to the file in the event you don't read Japanese:
http://www.acer.co.jp/support/faq/desktop/key/kbd_j106.zip

You must reboot after installation.

Here is the contents of the registry patch:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters]
"LayerDriver JPN"="kbd106.dll"
"LayerDriver KOR"="kbd101a.dll"
"OverrideKeyboardType"=dword:00000007
"OverrideKeyboardSubtype"=dword:00000000
"OverrideKeyboardIdentifier"="PCAT_106KEY"
"PollingIterations"=dword:00002ee0
"PollingIterationsMaximum"=dword:00002ee0
"ResendIterations"=dword:00000003

You may want to print off the registry values before running the patch. Use
the "Run" function and run "regedit" and follow the path shown above.

Also, make sure to go to Control Panel, Regional and Language Options,
Languages, and check the Install files for East Asian Languages check box.
Then click on the Advanced tab, and make sure you have Japanese selected
under Language for non-Unicode Programs. (These steps are for an English
version of XP)
 

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