Windows changed my UK keyboard to US -- how get the UK one back?

This problem happens every so often.  Suddenly, for no apparent reason, my UK laptop keyboard switches to a US keyboard.  

How can I switch it back to the UK keyboard and how can I prevent it from ever switching to a US keyboard again

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Last updated December 16, 2018 Views 6,263 Applies to:

Hello,

Windows 10 has a default system-wide language, but you don't have to be stuck with a specific language if your needs are different. Follow these steps to change the system and keyboard language:

Change the system language

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Open Time & language.
  3. Select Region & language.
  4. Add your preferred language, and set it as default.

Change the keyboard language

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Open Time & language.
  3. Select Region & language.
  4. Click on the default language, and select Options.
  5. You can add or remove keyboard languages.

We'll wait for the result.

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How can I switch it back to the UK keyboard

I would ask Google like so:

how to change the windows keyboard

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Here are the results: (Actually, these two proposed 'solutions' are one and the same.)

Change the system language: UK was already set as my preferred and default language, so this has no bearing on correcting the problem. 

Change the keyboard language:    The Country was already set to UK and the Windows display language was also already set to UK.  So this has no bearing. 

Again:  The switch from a UK to a US keyboard happens randomly and without my Doing anything, so I might be in the middle of typing a sentence in an email, and one minute the keyboard is UK, and then eventually I type a key that is different on the US keyboard and I realise that the keyboard has mysteriously changed!  This happens to me a few times a year, for years now!  Weird, no?

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The combination Windows key+Space bar will change the keyboard language. If you remove US English from the set of installed keyboard languages then the change can no longer happen.

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THANK you!!!   THIS is an ANSWER! 

That fixed it, and

it explains why my keyboard would change langue every so often -- I must have accidentally touched the windows key + space bar without realising! 

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