Thank you for posting back.
As my colleague Ken is currently out of the office, I will reply your
latest post. I appreciate the time and effort on the previous
Based on my test, the behavior may occur if the non-Unicode program is
still set to English (US). In this situation, the (Keyboard - US) will be
added automatically even after being removed by design.
At this stage, we can take the following steps to see if we can change the
1. Log on the machine as the user account with the administrator rights.
2. Open the Control Panel
3. Click Regional and Language Options
4. Click on the Language tab and then click Details
5. Add the Input Language/keyboard "English (Unite Kingdom)" then click OK
and then set it as the default input language.
6. Remove the English (US) and then Click OK.
7. In the "Regional and Language Options" window, click Advanced tab.
8. Please set the "Language for non-Unicode programs" to "English (Unite
9. Check the option "Apply all settings to the current user account and to
the default user profile".
10. Click Apply and click OK to apply the settings.
After that, the setting will be applied to the default user profile.
For the test purpose, please first create a new user account (local) and
then log on the Windows XP machine as the newly created account to see if
the "Default Input Language" is set to UK. If the issue does not occur on
the newly created local account now, let's go ahead and then log on the
machine as the original user account to see how it goes. NOTE: We may need
to change the default Input Language to the "English (UK)" and delete the
English (US) again.
Related KB article
How the "Regional and Language Options" settings in Windows Server 2003 are
Have a nice day!
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