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Anonymous
December 3, 2004 2:15:03 AM

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I bought my laptop in Hong Kong not knowing much about computers, operating
systems and about local language setting in different countries I jumped into
a purchase. The computer came with the Home XP program already installed. At
the time I presumed that the XP program provided me with an option of
selecting a language setting to my liking. However, I was bitterly
disappointed and frustrated to find that all the tool bars and icon including
help options are in Chinese. I have two questions to post:
Question one: Is there an option or selection in which I can reconfigure my
settings to run XP in English?
Question Two: If Question one is No, is there an upgrade or a tool that can
be downloaded to fix the problem.
Anonymous
December 3, 2004 3:24:40 AM

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1. No
2. No

You can not change the language of Windows XP.
If you want Windows XP in English, you need to buy the full version of
Windows XP in English.

The seller may be able to give you other options.

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http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"Noon's" <Noon's@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2BFA5FAD-EDE8-4E15-9E00-694A6231DAED@microsoft.com...
>I bought my laptop in Hong Kong not knowing much about computers,
>operating
> systems and about local language setting in different countries I
> jumped into
> a purchase. The computer came with the Home XP program already
> installed. At
> the time I presumed that the XP program provided me with an option
> of
> selecting a language setting to my liking. However, I was bitterly
> disappointed and frustrated to find that all the tool bars and icon
> including
> help options are in Chinese. I have two questions to post:
> Question one: Is there an option or selection in which I can
> reconfigure my
> settings to run XP in English?
> Question Two: If Question one is No, is there an upgrade or a tool
> that can
> be downloaded to fix the problem.
Anonymous
December 3, 2004 9:44:23 AM

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Windows XP is written in specific language versions, therefore one
cannot change it from one language version to another. You'll need
to purchase a "Full Version" of Windows XP in the language version
you desire, reformat your drive and install it "clean".

Or if you have an available empty drive or partition, you can install
another "Full Version" of Windows XP in a different language version
and create a dual-boot configuration.

Cannot Upgrade or Install a Different Language Version of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282089

Welcome to WorldLanguage.com!
http://www.worldlanguage.com/

A good third-party partitioning program is Partition Magic 8.
http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
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"Noon's" wrote:

| I bought my laptop in Hong Kong not knowing much about computers, operating
| systems and about local language setting in different countries I jumped into
| a purchase. The computer came with the Home XP program already installed. At
| the time I presumed that the XP program provided me with an option of
| selecting a language setting to my liking. However, I was bitterly
| disappointed and frustrated to find that all the tool bars and icon including
| help options are in Chinese. I have two questions to post:
| Question one: Is there an option or selection in which I can reconfigure my
| settings to run XP in English?
| Question Two: If Question one is No, is there an upgrade or a tool that can
| be downloaded to fix the problem.
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Anonymous
December 3, 2004 10:31:39 AM

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Hi

You can't change the Language of XP. You will have to purchase an English
full retail version XP CD. You can then either install the English version
over the top of the Chinese one, or dual boot both Languages.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
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"Noon's" <Noon's@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2BFA5FAD-EDE8-4E15-9E00-694A6231DAED@microsoft.com...
>I bought my laptop in Hong Kong not knowing much about computers, operating
> systems and about local language setting in different countries I jumped
> into
> a purchase. The computer came with the Home XP program already installed.
> At
> the time I presumed that the XP program provided me with an option of
> selecting a language setting to my liking. However, I was bitterly
> disappointed and frustrated to find that all the tool bars and icon
> including
> help options are in Chinese. I have two questions to post:
> Question one: Is there an option or selection in which I can reconfigure
> my
> settings to run XP in English?
> Question Two: If Question one is No, is there an upgrade or a tool that
> can
> be downloaded to fix the problem.
>
Anonymous
December 3, 2004 10:17:10 PM

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"Noon's" <Noon's@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2BFA5FAD-EDE8-4E15-9E00-694A6231DAED@microsoft.com...
>I bought my laptop in Hong Kong not knowing much about computers, operating
> systems and about local language setting in different countries I jumped
> into
> a purchase. The computer came with the Home XP program already installed.
> At
> the time I presumed that the XP program provided me with an option of
> selecting a language setting to my liking. However, I was bitterly
> disappointed and frustrated to find that all the tool bars and icon
> including
> help options are in Chinese. I have two questions to post:
> Question one: Is there an option or selection in which I can reconfigure
> my
> settings to run XP in English?
> Question Two: If Question one is No, is there an upgrade or a tool that
> can
> be downloaded to fix the problem.
>

Imagine how bitterly disappointed you would have been in you bought a
computer in China expecting it to be in the local language, and instead it
was in French or Swedish, or some other unrelated language. If you think
about it, it makes sense that if you buy something in a particular country,
it's going to be in the language of that country, unless you specify
otherwise.

Unfortunately, you haven't got options except contacting the seller to see
if he'll trade you for an English version, or buying your own version.

It's a bit of an expensive lesson, but it could have been worse.
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 8:43:57 PM

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Yes ofcause it is posibly to change the language.

i have installed a number of small (i mean physically size) brand new
portables where there where an option cd for changing the language (ie.
to Danish).

now i hate my self for not making a copy of this disk.....

Noon's wrote:
> *I bought my laptop in Hong Kong not knowing much about computers,
> operating
> systems and about local language setting in different countries I
> jumped into
> a purchase. The computer came with the Home XP program already
> installed. At
> the time I presumed that the XP program provided me with an option
> of
> selecting a language setting to my liking. However, I was bitterly
> disappointed and frustrated to find that all the tool bars and icon
> including
> help options are in Chinese. I have two questions to post:
> Question one: Is there an option or selection in which I can
> reconfigure my
> settings to run XP in English?
> Question Two: If Question one is No, is there an upgrade or a tool
> that can
> be downloaded to fix the problem. *



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