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Cannot type @ key in Windows 8 upgrade assistant

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Symptoms

You cannot type @ key for the e-mail address in the Windows 8 upgrade assistant. @ key works fine in other programs like Notepad, Internet Explorer etc.

Resolution

Add English (United States) keyboard layout in you Windows Virtual Machine.

Learn about adding a keyboard layout in Windows: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/add-language-keyboard

Then you will successfully type @ key in the Windows 8 upgrade assistant.

You may remove this layout and get back to your initial one since the @ key works fine in other text input fields.

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