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July 2, 2005 1:26:03 PM

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Hello, I am a English Speaker living in spain who has just bought a new
laptop. The problem is I dont speak spanish or read it. How can I change the
default language on windows from spanish to english. Please help.
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 1:30:23 PM

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James wrote:
> Hello, I am a English Speaker living in spain who has just bought a
> new laptop. The problem is I dont speak spanish or read it. How can I
> change the default language on windows from spanish to english.
> Please help.

The only way to do this is by purchasing an English version of XP.

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Anonymous
July 2, 2005 2:37:56 PM

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James wrote:
> Hello, I am a English Speaker living in spain who has just bought a new
> laptop. The problem is I dont speak spanish or read it. How can I change the
> default language on windows from spanish to english. Please help.


You cannot upgrade or convert from one language version of the OS
to another, so you'll have to purchase and use the full version of
WinXP (in whatever language you want) to perform a clean installation.

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


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Anonymous
July 2, 2005 3:44:20 PM

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Windows XP is written in specific language versions, therefore one
cannot "change" 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.symantec.com/partitionmagic/

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

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"James" wrote:

| Hello, I am a English Speaker living in spain who has just bought a new
| laptop. The problem is I dont speak spanish or read it. How can I change the
| default language on windows from spanish to english. Please help.
!