Windows – Automatic keyboard layout detection on Window 7

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I wonder if there is (and where to find it) a tool for Windows 7 similar to the one built-in in Mac OS X, that detects your keyboard layout by pressing a couple of keys in your keyboard.

The automatic keyboard layout detection tool is launched while in the process of installing the Mac OS X system, when the installer detects a keyboard other than the one built-in in the hardware, for what matters.

Best Answer

While not directly detected using your keyboard, it seems that Windows can make an assumption based on location, and can also pass that information to a remote desktop if using RDP.

Additionally, during setup (at least for Win7 and up, not sure about Vista), you are asked to specify your keyboard format.