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Alright so I bought a new laptop in Mexico and it came with preinstalled spanish Windows 8 single language.

As I am not so good at spanish I would love to change the Windows to English. I have googled but only found halfyear old threads, and I am not sure if those works or not, as of Windows 8,1 release etc.

I am looking for any working solution to this problem.

Thanks by advance!
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    I can show you how I did it from Japanese to English. It will be the same. I took screenshots and you can see what I clicked on. Check this thread, and scroll down half way to where the screenshots are. I hope it helps!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1715339/windows-language-pack.html
  2. Hey that is for normal Windows, I got Windows single language, which makes the tutorial you linked not working. I never get the option to download a Language pack!
  3. The video shown when you follow the links above in jim's post apply regardless. No version of Windows 8/8.1 exists where you cannot do this.
  4. The_Prophecy said:
    The video shown when you follow the links above in jim's post apply regardless. No version of Windows 8/8.1 exists where you cannot do this.


    I bought a machine in Mexico too, and it says

    "No disponible en esta edicion de Windows."
  5. Barrage23 said:
    Alright so I bought a new laptop in Mexico and it came with preinstalled spanish Windows 8 single language.

    As I am not so good at spanish I would love to change the Windows to English. I have googled but only found halfyear old threads, and I am not sure if those works or not, as of Windows 8,1 release etc.

    I am looking for any working solution to this problem.

    Thanks by advance!
  6. I also bought a laptop in Mexico and it does NOT let you change language! What you have to do is unistall the windows that is in the device now and reinstall windows (English version) onto the device and that's how it will work!
  7. I am doing this right now, it works, as I want to switch on a single language Windows 8.1 English to French. The link says it all, very clearly, use the more detailed one at the bottom
    http://superuser.com/questions/666978/how-to-install-a-new-display-language-onto-windows-8-1-single-language
    Paul
  8. Download same OS from Microsoft with your desired language and install it by keeping your personel files..it will automatically update to your language.
  9. Barrage23 said:
    Alright so I bought a new laptop in Mexico and it came with preinstalled spanish Windows 8 single language.

    As I am not so good at spanish I would love to change the Windows to English. I have googled but only found halfyear old threads, and I am not sure if those works or not, as of Windows 8,1 release etc.

    I am looking for any working solution to this problem.

    Thanks by advance!


    Hi,

    I also use Win 8.1 Single Language.

    This might not be the most practical solution, but I've been looking for the answer to this question myself--so when I finally found it, I decided to share it here. Here's one of the tutorials that I've found before. (listed below):
    http://superuser.com/questions/666978/how-to-install-a-new-display-language-onto-windows-8-1-single-language

    Unfortunately, the answers posted on that website only work for a brand new PC. Otherwise, the PC just turns on with a black screen. HD is working, but you can't do anything (believe me, I've tried that).
    A few days ago, I messed with the registry, and had to reboot my PC. It wouldn't start up properly after that, so after backing up all of my files, I reset my PC to factory settings--chose the option of cleaning up all of the disks. After the process was finished, I had the option of choosing the language I wanted as a customization setting.
    So if you are really desperate to change the language, you could always just back up all of your files, and reset the PC to factory settings.
    I'm not sure there is any other way to do it.

    Hope this helps.
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