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To date, it's not known about problems caused by the installation or use of the Updated Italian Keyboard driver. If it were to occur, even for small incompatibilities between keystrokes in specific programs, please give notice to the author.

Update from a previous version of the driver

If the driver is already installed on your system and you want to update it, you have first to uninstall it.

In order to check whether the Updated Italian keyboard driver is already installed on your computer, or to check its version, open the Control Panel by issuing Windows key + i then click Apps and Apps & Features (Windows 11) or Programs, then Programs and Features (Windows 10 and older).

You will be shown a list of installed programs. Among them, find “Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata” and, next, its version number.

Updated Italian Keyboard: version of the driver

Version of the Updated Italian Keyboard driver

If the row «Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata» is missing, it means that the driver is not installed on your computer.

Download and installation

Updated Italian Keyboard driver is currently available for Microsoft Windows™ 64-bit operating systems (7, 8, 10), and can be downloaded here for free:

 

Download
Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata , version 3.1
( kbdit_x.zip , 256 KB )

 

Save the archive kbdit_x.zip in a download folder, then click one of the below buttons to show a guide for installation, or uninstallation, suitable to the OS of your computer.


Windows 11

Windows 10
Windows 8

Windows 7


Install, on Windows 7

Extract content of kbdit_x.zip. The folder kbdit_x will be created with the following content:

content of the installation folder

Double-click setup.exe.

Authorization is requested to modify the user’s account:

dialog for authorization to change user account

Click Yes.

The driver is then installed in a few seconds. Then, the message of successful installation is shown:

Successful installation

Click Close.

You can now delete the temporary folder from where you launched the installation, if you like.

It now proceeds to set the Updated Italian keyboard as default keyboard.

Temporary choice of a keyboard layout

After the driver of the Updated Italian Keyboard installed, in the Windows status bar will be shown a language selector. With it, you can switch at any time between the Updated Italian Keyboard and the previous keyboard.

Status bar

Usually, this setting takes effect only on the application in use at the time of selection. Quitting the application, the system restores the default keyboard layout.

Set the Updated Italian keyboard as the default keyboard on Windows startup

The default keyboard is the one that is activated automatically when Windows starts. If you installed the Updated Italian Keyboard driver, maybe you like to set it as the default keyboard. Here it is how to do.

Click the Start button and then click Control panel.

In the search box, input “change keyboard” and, among the search results, click Change keyboards or other input methods.

Search box in the Conptrol Panel

In the Keyboards and Languages tab, click Change keyboard.

Dialog Keyboards and Languages

In the list Default input language select Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata:

Select default input language

In the dialog for selection of the input methods, select any input method except for Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata, and click Remove for each.

Dialog of Input methods: remove unused language

At the end, only Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata is left:

Input methods dialog

Click Apply and OK.

Note: Removing the unused input methods from the above dialog does not cause them to be uninstalled from your PC. In fact, just press the button Add instead of Remove to show the whole list of keyboard drivers installed on your system, where you will notice still be present the removed ones, among many others. Then select the desired methods to make them appear again to the above dialog. In fact, this must be done in case you want to remove the driver of Updated Italian Keyboard for restoring the old keyboard(s).

Reboot your PC.

Install, on Windows 8 and Windows 10

Extract content of kbdit_x.zip. The folder kbdit_x will be created with the following content:

Content of the installation folder

Double-click setup.exe.

Authorization is requested to modify the user’s account:

dialog for authorization to change user account

Click Yes.

The driver is then installed in a few seconds. Then, the message of successful installation is shown:

Succellful installation

Click Close.

You can now delete the temporary folder from where you launched the installation, if you like.

It now proceeds to set the Updated Italian keyboard as default keyboard.

Temporary choice of a keyboard layout

After the driver of the Updated Italian Keyboard installed, in the Windows status bar will be shown a language selector. With it, you can switch at any time between the Updated Italian Keyboard and the previous keyboard.

Status bar for selection of a temporary keyboard layout

Usually, this setting takes effect only on the application in use at the time of selection. Quitting the application, the system restores the default keyboard layout.

Set the Updated Italian keyboard as the default keyboard on Windows startup

The default keyboard is the one that is activated automatically when Windows starts. If you installed the Updated Italian Keyboard driver, maybe you like to set it as the default keyboard. Here it is how to do.

Press the Windows logo key + X to display a list of commands and options.

Launch the Control Panel in Windows 10

Click Control Panel.

In Clock, Language and Region click Change input methods:

Search box in Control Panel

Click Advanced settings:

Opzioni lingua in Windows 10

Select Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata as Default input method:

Opzioni lingua in Windows 10

Click Save.

Reboot your PC.

Install, on Windows 11

Right-click on kbdit_x.zip to open an option menu, and choose Extract all…. estrazione del driver dalla cartella di installazione

The folder kbdit_x will be created with the following content:

contenuto della cartella di installazione

Double-click on setup.exe.

Depending on your computer settings, a warning message could be shown:

avviso di Windows Defender

Click More info then Run anyway:

avviso di Windows Defender, esegui comunque

Depending on your computer settings, an authorization could be requested to modify the user’s account (it may happen that this dialog is hidden by other foreground windows):

dialogo autorizzazione per apportare modifiche all’account utente

Click Yes.

The driver is then installed in a few seconds. Then, the message of successful installation is shown:

Installazione avvenuta con successo

Click Close. You can now delete the temporary folder from where you launched the installation, if you like.

It now proceeds to set the Updated Italian keyboard as startup keyboard.

Temporary choice of a keyboard layout

After the driver of the Updated Italian Keyboard installed, in the Windows status bar will be shown a language selector. With it, you can switch at any time between the Updated Italian Keyboard and the previous keyboard.

Status bar

Usually, this setting takes effect only on the application in use at the time of selection. Quitting the application, the system restores the previous keyboard.

Set the Updated Italian keyboard as startup keyboard

Windows comes with a large number of pre-installed keyboard drivers. The operation just carried out simply added another to that number. Among them, the keyboard that is activated automatically when Windows starts is said the startup keyboard. If you installed the Updated Italian Keyboard driver, maybe you like to set it as the startup keyboard. Here it is how to do.

Press the Windows logo key + X to display a list of commands and options, then click Settings:

Avviare il pannello delle Impostazioni in Windows 11

Choose Time & Language then Language and Region:

Impostazioni di data, ora e lingua

Find the box with language settings and click the three dots to open a menu and choose Language options:

Opzioni lingua

You should already see the Updated Italian Keyboard among the startup keyboards, as shown below. Click on the three dots of your previous keyboard and choose Remove:

Rimozione della tastiera tradizionale come tastiera di avvio

Don't worry: removing it from this list does not delete the keyboard driver from your computer. It just defines your startup keyboard. In fact, all keyboard drivers installed on your computer are always available in the list that appears by clicking "Add a keyboard".

At the end, your language settings should be like that:

Rimozione della tastiera tradizionale come tastiera di avvio

Reboot your computer.

Uninstall, on Windows 7

Set other default keyboard than Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata

The default keyboard (default input method) is the one that is activated automatically when Windows starts. If Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata is the default keyboard on your PC, you have to assign another type of keyboard as default keyboard before to uninstall Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata. Here it is how to do.

Click the Start button and then click Control panel.

In the search box, input “change keyboard” and, among the search results, click Change keyboards or other input methods.

Search box in Control Pannel

In the Keyboards and Languages tab, click Change keyboard.

Keyboards and Languages dialog

If, as in this example, the keyboard you want to use as new default keyboard does not appear in the Installed Services pane, press the Add button to show the complete list of the keyboards available in the system:

Keyboards and Languages: add a keyboard

The complete list of the keyboards available in the system is shown. Look for, then select, the keyboard that you like to set as default one – e.g. “English (USA)” – then press Ok:

Pannello di Controllo: aggiungere lingua di input

In the list Default input language select the new default keyboard:

Servizi di testo e lingue di input: selezione della lingua predefinita

In the dialog for selection of the input methods, select Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata, and click Remove:

Servizi di testo e lingue di input: rimozione della tastiera non usata

Click Apply and OK.

Actions applied so far are enough for your system to start with the new keyboard. Anyway, if you want to completely uninstall the Updated Italian Keyboard driver, for example because you want to update it with a newer version, do the following step.

Uninstall the Updated Italian Keyboard driver

Then start Control panel and click Programs and Programs and Features.

You will be shown the list of installed programs. Among them, identify “Tastiera italiana Aggiornata” then right-click it and choose Uninstall.

Control panel: right-click on the program to uninstall

Before uninstalling the driver, the system asks for confirmation: click Yes.

Control panel: prompt to uninstall the program

Reboot the PC.

The Updated Italian Keyboard driver is now completely uninstalled.

Uninstall, on Windows 8 or Windows 10

Set other default keyboard than Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata

The default keyboard (default input method) is the one that is activated automatically when Windows starts. If Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata is the default keyboard on your PC, you have to assign another type of keyboard as default keyboard before to uninstall Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata. Here it is how to do.

Press the Windows logo key + X to display a list of commands and options.

Avviare Pannello di Controllo in Windows 8

Click Control Panel.

In Clock, Language and Region click Change input methods:

Funzione di ricerca in Pannello di Controllo

If, as in this example, the keyboard you want to use as new default keyboard does not appear in the list, press the Add button to show the complete list of the keyboards available in the system:

Funzione di ricerca in Pannello di Controllo

The complete list of the keyboards available in the system is shown. Look for, and select, the keyboard, that you like to set as default one, then press Open, or Add:

Funzione di ricerca in Pannello di Controllo

Back to the previous dialog, the list now actually shows the keyboard that you will set as default. So, click Advanced settings:

Opzioni lingua in Windows 10

Select the new keyboard as Default input method:

Opzioni lingua in Windows 10

Click Save.

Again from the previous dialog, remove “Italian” from the languages loaded at system startup:

Opzioni lingua in Windows 10

Actions applied so far are enough for your system to start with the new keyboard. Anyway, if you want to completely uninstall the Updated Italian Keyboard driver, for example because you want to update it with a newer version, do the following step.

Uninstall the Updated Italian Keyboard driver

Then start Control panel and click Programs and Programs and Features.

You will be shown the list of installed programs. Among them identify “Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata” then right-click it and choose Uninstall.

Control panel: right-click on the program to uninstall

Before uninstalling the driver, the system asks for confirmation: click Yes.

Control panel: prompt to uninstall the program

Reboot the PC.

The Updated Italian Keyboard driver is now completely uninstalled.

Uninstall, con Windows 11

Uninstallation takes place in two steps: setting the new startup keyboard instead of the Updated Italian keyboard and, optionally, removing the Updated Italian Keyboard driver from the system.

Set another keyboard as the startup keyboard

The startup keyboard is the one that is automatically activated when Windows starts. If the startup keyboard is the Updated Italian Keyboard, you need to choose another one before you can uninstall it. Below are the instructions to set the desired keyboard in place of the Updated Italian Keyboard.


Press the Windows logo key + X to display a list of commands and options, then click Settings:

Avviare il pannello delle Impostazioni in Windows 11

Choose Time & Language then Language and Region:

Impostazioni di data, ora e lingua

Find the box of current language and click the three dots to open a menu and choose Language options:

Opzioni lingua

Find the “installed keyboards” box and click Add a keyboard to open a list of available keyboard drivers. From such a list choose your preferred keyboard (in this example, “Italian”):

Scelta lingua

The new keyboard will be shown below. Click the three dots of «Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata» and choose Remove:

Rimozione della tastiera aggiornata come tastiera di avvio

Actions applied so far are enough for your system to start with the new selected keyboard. Anyway, if you want to completely uninstall the Updated Italian Keyboard driver, for example because you want to update it with a newer version, do the following step.

Uninstall the Updated Italian Keyboard driver

Press the Windows logo key + X to display a list of commands and options, then click Settings:

Avviare il pannello delle Impostazioni in Windows 11

Choose Apps, then Apps & features:

Impostazioni di app e funzionalita

You will be shown the list of installed programs. Among them find “Tastiera Italiana Aggiornata” and click the three dots then Uninstall.

disinstallare

Before uninstalling the driver, the system asks for confirmation: click Yes.

Reboot the PC.

The Updated Italian Keyboard driver is now completely uninstalled.