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Change Kayboard and Region via Registry in Windows

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Hi!

I post here because i was wonderring if someone in this forum could help me with my script.

What i'm trying to do, is to basically install a new keyboard layout in Windows and activate it. I want to acheive by the registry or the command line, but not with the autoit automation tools, i don't find it stable...

Thanks for your help and have a good day!

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