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I have a couple of questions about setting Regional Settings during setup...

Here is my current RegionalSettings section of WINNT.SIF:


1. Is it possible to set your location (it defaults to United States)... I want to set it to Australia.

2. Is it possible to set the short date format (from d/MM/yyyy to dd/MM/yy) and the date separator (from "/" to ".").

3. Is it possible to remove the "English (United States)" keyboard layout... it defaults to installing, both, English (Australia) AND English (United States). It also sets the United States one as the default keybord.

4. Is it possible to "Turn off advanced text services" automatically?

Thanking you in advance.

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Forgot to mention. I also have:



All of those settings work as expected.

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Well, tell me as well about the solution to this.

I've been looking for a way to do all these.

Currently I carry out points 1,2,3 by setting the region to "Hindi" (I am in India).

Here's my related section of winnt.sif:


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You can achieve all your settings through a registry file with the required settings, and importing it through the cmdlines.txt file (e.g. regedit /s locale.reg).

To create the required reg values, from a running Windows session, adjust the location and user locale and keyboard layouts to your liking and turn off Advanced Text Services, then open the regedit.exe and export the following keys:

+ [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International] to say temp1.reg

This will achieve 1 and 2

+ [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout] to say temp2.reg

This will achieve 3

+ [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CTF\Disable Thread Input Manager] to say temp3.reg

Note: "Disable Thread Input Manager" is a value under the "CTF" key.

This will achieve 4

Now, combine temp1.reg, temp2.reg, and temp3.reg into one reg file say locale.reg and import it as mentioned above.


I think you achieve only 2, notice he says location not user locale (format and standards), and from your answer file exerpt, you should end with English US as your default keyboard layout.


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+ [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout] to say temp2.reg

    This will achieve 3

I take it I need to DELETE this key first otherwise the United States keyboard will still be installed.

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