Rescue Media - how to change KeyboardLayout?


We use AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus and want to create some bootable rescue media.
It worked on the first try, but unfortunately the rescue medium was not in the German user interface.
I could solve this problem by renaming the file "de.txt" in the folder "lang" to "en.txt".
I did this in the installation folder of AOMEI Backupper (% Programs% \ AOMEI Backupper \ lang),
and in the subfolder Winpe64 (% Programs% \ AOMEI Backupper \ Winpe64 \ lang).

But now there is another problem. We need the german keyboard layout.
However, if the rescue media has already been created, the keyboard layout can not be changed.

So how can I get the software to create a rescue medium with German keyboard layout?
In addition, the rescue medium should be suitable both for 64-bit systems, as well as for 32-bit systems.

For solutions I would be very grateful


  • Sorry, German keyboard layout is not supported at present.
  • there is a workaround for users with a german keyboard:
    check the layout for the US keyboard in the web and try to type with the US keyboard layout
    - Z and Y are switched
    - $ is SHIFT+4
  • edited September 2019
    You can type this at command prompt:
    Wpeutil SetKeyboardLayout 0407:00000407

    Or you can add this to windows\system32\pecmd.ini
    EXEC Wpeutil SetKeyboardLayout 0407:00000407

    Another way is to mount boot.wim to for example a folder c:\mount, then type
    Dism /Image:"C:\mount" /Set-InputLocale:0407:00000407

    Then commit and save the image.

    List of keyboard codes here:

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