I created a personalized keyboard layout using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC) and named it with the suffix “Custom.”

When I need to make changes, I uninstall the old layout, install the modified one, and rename it to identify the version. However, even after reinstalling and renaming the layout, Windows still displays the old name.

Upon checking the registry entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Keyboard Layouts, I noticed that the Layout Text key still contains the old name. I tried renaming it, but Windows did not reflect the change. I’m unsure where else Windows might be storing the old name and how to change it.

For reference, I am running 64-bit Windows 8.1.

Askify Moderator Edited question April 24, 2023