To recap:\n\nI have a recently purchased HP Slimline desktop with Vista Home Premium for\nmy wife. She uses her computer to send e-mails, chat, etc. with her family\nin Japan. Using my past experience with XP, I set this computer up so she\ncould use Microsoft IME to input Japanese characters. The problem? The\nstupid thing thinks her US 101 key keyboard is actually a Japanese keyboard\nand jumbles the keys around making it very annoying.\n\n-\-\-\n\nSo far I have reinstalled Vista twice with no positive results. I was\nfinally at the end of my rope with Vista and I decided to test an install\nwith XP Media Center from my laptop. As soon as XP was installed in this HP\nslimline, I went straight to configuring Microsoft IME and guess what... The\ndamn thing worked like a champ. No longer did the OS think I had a keyboard\nI didn't actually have. No jumbled keys, just smooth sailing. Vista was the\nculprit.\n\nSo, since I was confident that Vista was the problem, I sent an e-mail to\nMicrosoft tech support about it and even told them what happened when I\ninstalled XP. Their answer? Ask HP. What the hell is HP going to do for\nme, they didn't make Vista! I don't see any Hewlitt-Packard IME on my\nkeyboard options... do you?!\n\nAs soon as I can get some good drivers for this slimline, I'm throwing Vista\nright out the window and putting XP back on, because THAT OS actually works.\n\nAny new suggestions out there? Any work arounds, besides using an actual\nJapanese keyboard?