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Ai Otsukaholic
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reply to skeechan

Re: [WIN8] JIS Keyboard support in Windows 8

Figured for posterity I'd update the thread in case someone else has the problem. Being that I eat Crayons regularly it didn't occur to me to poke around with the keyboard driver itself. Built into both Windows 7 and Windows 8 are native keyboard layouts for various languages including Korean and Japanese (both 106/109 and Eisuu versions). So if you do wonder how to change the keyboard layout of the OS to match your keyboard, Windows itself will install a generic 104 key keyboard driver and may not detect your keyboard as being an alternate layout. Simply go into device manager in control panel and choose the keyboard, then change the driver to whatever layout you have. After restarting your keys should be remapped. Worked for me in both Windows 7 and Windows 8, native and in Parallels + VMWare virtual machines.