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The Original Keyboard Layout Is Used After You Configure a New Default Input Method Editor

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

This article was previously published under Q318388
When you start a program after you install and configure a new Input Method Editor (IME) as the default keyboard layout, the previous default keyboard layout may be used.
This problem may occur if the following conditions exist:
  • A user without administrator permissions is logged on to Windows.
  • The default keyboard item in the registry does not match the default keyboard layout.
This problem occurs because the Msctf.dll file that is running under the permissions of the user account does not have sufficient permissions to evaluate the new default keyboard layout from the registry.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
These updates are also available for download from Windows Update:Release Date: March 8, 2002

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name   ---------------------------------------------------   16-Feb-2002  16:01  5.1.2600.29  293,888  Msctf.dll				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 318388 - Last Review: 10/09/2012 07:50:00 - Revision: 5.0

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