4469: Changing Keyboard Language in Acronis Bootable Media

When booted from Acronis linux-based bootable media, hit Ctrl-Shift to change the language

Introduction

Acronis Bootable Media comes in one language and keyboard layout if the product is in English.

Acronis Bootable Media comes in two keyboard languages and layouts if the product is not in English.

Acronis Bootable Media comes in three keyboard languages and layouts if the product is German, French or Italian version of Acronis True Image Home 2012 Update 2 and higher.

For example, a US or UK build of the product has only English keyboard layout and language in Acronis Bootable Media. This means that if you have a US build of the product, you will not be able to switch the keyboard language and layout. If you have a UK build of the product, you will not be able to switch the keyboard language and layout.

For example, a Spanish build of the product has both English and Spanish keyboard layouts and languages in Acronis Bootable Media.

German, French and Italian versions of Acronis True Image Home have keyboard layouts for the respective language, English and Swiss.

Solution

To change the keyboard layout and language in Acronis Bootable Media do the following:

  1. Boot from Acronis Bootable Media;
  2. When booted, start the product from Acronis Bootable Media;
  3. Press Ctrl-Shift.

More information

WinPE media has keyboard layouts used on the machine where the media is created. You can add another parameters by mounting WinPE image and using Languages and International Servicing Command-Line Options (Set-SysLocale, Set-UserLocale, Set-InputLocale), you can find list of locale IDs here.

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