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Cannot type @ key in Windows 8 upgrade assistant

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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.


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

Learn about adding a keyboard layout in Windows:

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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