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I use the language bar to switch between Chinese and French keyboards. However lately an English keyboard option also appeared in the popup. I didn't add it myself and I cannot find any way to remove it. For some reasons, it doesn't show up in the Settings page (see screenshot below). Any idea what could be the reason?

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This is what I have in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\keyboard layout\Preload
    1    REG_SZ    0000040c
    2    REG_SZ    00000804
    3    REG_SZ    e0200804
    4    REG_SZ    e0210804

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\keyboard layout\Substitutes
    0000040c    REG_SZ    a001040c

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\keyboard layout\Toggle
    Language Hotkey    REG_SZ    1
    Hotkey    REG_SZ    1
    Layout Hotkey    REG_SZ    3
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What about adding and removing again? – week Nov 17 '12 at 10:08
@week, thanks for suggestion, however I just tried and it didn't work. When I've added it, the keyboard showed up in the Settings page, however when I removed it, it stayed in the language bar. – this.lau_ Nov 17 '12 at 10:15
Post here what you have in registry under HKCU\Keyboard Layout` in keys preload` and Substitutes. Run cmd.exe and type reg query "hkcu\keyboard layout" /s – week Nov 17 '12 at 10:39
@week, I've posted the registry info, can you see any issue in there? – this.lau_ Nov 18 '12 at 5:26
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Yes, there is missing US keyboard. Run this command from cmd.exe or add value below to registry. Then open taskmgr (ctrl + shift + esc), kill process explorer.exe and by "File" -> "New task" start again. Then remove US keyboard, the option will be there.

reg add "hkcu\keyboard layout\Preload" /v 5 /t REG_SZ /d 00000405

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\keyboard layout\Preload 5 REG_SZ 00000405

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Thanks a lot for your help, it worked. – this.lau_ Nov 20 '12 at 14:03

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