Alright, nevermind got it to work. I'll post it here to help others that might have the same issue.
Enable, in my case on Windows 7 Ultimate, go to control panel > Region and Language>Keyboards and Languages> Change keyboards> change keyboards > text services and input languages>general> Installed services>Add...
>Keyboard>United States-International > Apply OK close. Installed services > Default inout language> English international as default. As an extra precaution delete the original English since Windows like to keep it's defaults
no matter what.
Now the right ALT+the letter will add a bunch of useful symbols including those above mentioned. Examples of this on the AWK starting from the number keys on top:
Shift will also put those on capital letters.
It's an old function but nevertheless one that can slip thru your mind. All in all now the AWK has become to me the best keyboard ever. The only thing that could better this would be the same thing with backlit keys. Coño!