Change the keyboard layout

The SafeGuard Power-on Authentication keyboard layout, including the virtual keyboard layout, can be changed retrospectively.

  1. Select Start > Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Advanced.
  2. In the Regional Options tab, select the required language.
  3. In the Advanced tab, select Apply all settings to the current user account and to the default user profile under Default user account settings.
  4. Click OK.

The SafeGuard POA remembers the keyboard layout used for the last successful logon and automatically enables it for the next logon. This requires two restarts of the endpoint. If the remembered keyboard layout is deactivated in Regional and Language Options, it is still used until the user selects a different one.

Note: You must change the language of the keyboard layout for non-Unicode programs.

If the language you want is not available on the endpoint, Windows may prompt you to install it. After you have done so, you must restart the endpoint twice so that the SafeGuard Power-on Authentication can read in the new keyboard layout and can set it.

You can change the required keyboard layout for the SafeGuard Power-on Authentication using the mouse or keyboard (Alt+Shift).

To see which languages are installed and available on the system, select Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload.