There is a small change to the Control Panel in Windows 8 and Windows 10 that involves splitting the Region and Language applet into two separate applets. This makes changing your keyboard layout a little more tricky than previous versions of Windows.

Changing Your Keyboard Layout in Windows 8 or Windows 10

The first thing we need to do is launch the classic Control Panel, you can do this by pressing the Win + R keyboard combination and selecting Control Panel from the context menu.

To save a few clicks, switch to the Small icons view.

Then go ahead and select the new Language option.

On the right-hand side you will see an options hyperlink, click on it.

It is over here that you will be able to add and remove keyboard layouts.

Thatโ€™s all there is to it.

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