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Changing Keyboard Layout

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Is it possibel to change the Keyboard Layout from an Acronis Backup & RecoveryServer für Windows Bootable Rescue Media?

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Hello Mike,

Thank you for using [[http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/ | Acronis Corporate Products]]

You can change the keyboard layout. The appropriate button is available at the right bottom corner of the program window.  This option is available for non-English versions only.

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Thanks for your reply

I have a German Acronis Version and i can see a DE signe in the right bottom corner. But i cant change it. The  keyboard Layout at the moment ist German(Germany) but i actualy need German(Switzerland).

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Hello Mike,

Thank you for using [[http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/ | Acronis Corporate Products]]

You can change the current language to the English one only (you should use hot keys Shift + Ctrl). The German (Switzerland) is unavailable, because we didn't localize the software to this language.

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You can modify your keyboard layout, however it requires a few steps:

Create a WinPE based Boot Media and save it to USB stick. For creating the boot media ATI may ask you to download and install the "Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows" from Microsoft.

  • Create two folders on your computer, for example "C:\Temp\image" and "C:\Temp\mount".
  • Copy file "sources\boot.wmi" from USB stick to "C:\Temp\image"
  • Open a "cmd.exe" window as Administrator
  • Mount boot image with command "dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\Temp\image\boot.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:C:\Temp\mount"
  • Change input local for example with command "dism /Image:D:\Temp\mount /Set-InputLocale:0407:00000807"
    In this example 0407 is the code for german language. See https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd744369(v=ws.10).aspx to get a list of all available ID's
    00000807 is the ID for Swiss keyboard, see https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd744319(v=ws.10).aspx get a list of all available ID's
  • Commit and unmount image with command "dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:D:\Temp\mount /Commit"
  • Copy file "C:\Temp\image\boot.wim" back to USB stick sources\boot.wmi

You are done. The next time when you boot your computer from USB Boot media you will have desired keyboard layout.

See https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd744360(v=ws.10).aspx to get more options you can use with dism command line tool.

Best Regards
Wernfried

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you, Wernfried, this works great.

Just a remark:

dism /Image:D:\Temp\ should read dism /Image:C:\Temp\ and

dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:D:\Temp should read dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\Temp