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Anonymous
August 10, 2004 8:35:27 PM

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I'm cross-posting to various microsoft.public.* groups – my apologies
for the wasted bandwidth.

I have a problem trying to help someone. She's a friend of my mother
and she bought a used PC. With it came the Korean version of XP
installed and she also has the CD. She doesn't know much about
computers and doesn't read English at all. She wants to get DSL
connection and add a soundcard. I'm trying to help her install the
features.

However, I don't read/understand Korean at all. Big language problems.
Her PC was originally installed w/ the Korean version of WinXP - all the
fonts/displays are in Korean, no English words whatsoever in the Korean
version of WinXP.

I did the following:

1) Re-installed the English version of WinXP (my version) on her PC.
This wiped out the Korean version of WinXP.
2) Installed the DSL.
3) Installed the soundcard and drivers.

I want to change the font/displays back to Korean.

Now, I have the English WinXP Professional version while she has the
Korean WinXP Home version. I tried to just change the Regional Language

(Settings->Control Panel->Regional and Language Options) to Korean. But
that just shows a few features in Korean. It doesn't show everything in
Korean as it did perviously when her PC was running the Korean version
of WinXP. I need to do that so she can use the PC with the DSL and
soundcard.

If I re-install the Korean version of WinXP, all the DSL and soundcard
installations will be wiped out and I need to re-install again. I am
willing to do so but I don't understand Korean so that will be a
problem. Plus I am not comfortable navigating on just icons alone.

My question is, can I do the following?

1) Re-install her Korean version of WinXP.
2) Change the Regional Language to English
3) Install the DSL and soundcard.
4) Change the Regional Language back to Korean.

Will the Korean version of WinXP be able to display in English?

I am stuck on this. I'm helping her out for free as a favor. She could
get a Korean-speaking IT person to help her out but she might have to
pay. Could anyone give me some information on this? It would be very
appreciated. Please contact me directly at the email below because I
don’t always get an opportunity to log on to the newsgroup.

Thanx in advance,
Doomster
Anonymous
August 10, 2004 8:35:28 PM

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She is probably going to have to pay a Korean speaking IT person to do it. As you've
discovered the Regional and Language options in the English version are limited. She
will need the Korean version of Windows XP installed, and a Korean speaking IT person to
configure what she needs done.
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"Doomster" <electriceye@netgate.net> wrote in message
news:41195BBF.F2CF6B14@netgate.net...
> I'm cross-posting to various microsoft.public.* groups - my apologies
> for the wasted bandwidth.
>
> I have a problem trying to help someone. She's a friend of my mother
> and she bought a used PC. With it came the Korean version of XP
> installed and she also has the CD. She doesn't know much about
> computers and doesn't read English at all. She wants to get DSL
> connection and add a soundcard. I'm trying to help her install the
> features.
>
> However, I don't read/understand Korean at all. Big language problems.
> Her PC was originally installed w/ the Korean version of WinXP - all the
> fonts/displays are in Korean, no English words whatsoever in the Korean
> version of WinXP.
>
> I did the following:
>
> 1) Re-installed the English version of WinXP (my version) on her PC.
> This wiped out the Korean version of WinXP.
> 2) Installed the DSL.
> 3) Installed the soundcard and drivers.
>
> I want to change the font/displays back to Korean.
>
> Now, I have the English WinXP Professional version while she has the
> Korean WinXP Home version. I tried to just change the Regional Language
>
> (Settings->Control Panel->Regional and Language Options) to Korean. But
> that just shows a few features in Korean. It doesn't show everything in
> Korean as it did perviously when her PC was running the Korean version
> of WinXP. I need to do that so she can use the PC with the DSL and
> soundcard.
>
> If I re-install the Korean version of WinXP, all the DSL and soundcard
> installations will be wiped out and I need to re-install again. I am
> willing to do so but I don't understand Korean so that will be a
> problem. Plus I am not comfortable navigating on just icons alone.
>
> My question is, can I do the following?
>
> 1) Re-install her Korean version of WinXP.
> 2) Change the Regional Language to English
> 3) Install the DSL and soundcard.
> 4) Change the Regional Language back to Korean.
>
> Will the Korean version of WinXP be able to display in English?
>
> I am stuck on this. I'm helping her out for free as a favor. She could
> get a Korean-speaking IT person to help her out but she might have to
> pay. Could anyone give me some information on this? It would be very
> appreciated. Please contact me directly at the email below because I
> don't always get an opportunity to log on to the newsgroup.
>
> Thanx in advance,
> Doomster
>
>


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Anonymous
August 10, 2004 8:38:40 PM

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In news:41195BBF.F2CF6B14@netgate.net,
Doomster <electriceye@netgate.net> typed:


> My question is, can I do the following?
>
> 1) Re-install her Korean version of WinXP.
> 2) Change the Regional Language to English
> 3) Install the DSL and soundcard.
> 4) Change the Regional Language back to Korean.
>
> Will the Korean version of WinXP be able to display in English?


Sorry, Windows versions are language-specific. There's no way to
do what you want.


> Please contact me directly at the email
> below because I don't always get an opportunity to log on to
> the
> newsgroup.


Sorry, no E-mail support.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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August 10, 2004 11:34:00 PM

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On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 16:35:27 -0700, Doomster <electriceye@netgate.net>
wrote:

Doomster:

Go here:

http://hometown.aol.com/ncc1701mkii/

Read what he suggests and see if this will meet her needs. I think
you may have already tried this....

You might be better off (depending on where you live) to ask around
the local Korean community for someone who can help the lady and set
things up for her. Usually there are second generation Korean young
people who will be happy to assist her for free. Most of them are
bi-lingual and will not have the difficulty of understanding the
Korean dialogs and menus.

>I'm cross-posting to various microsoft.public.* groups – my apologies
>for the wasted bandwidth.
>
>I have a problem trying to help someone. She's a friend of my mother
>and she bought a used PC. With it came the Korean version of XP
>installed and she also has the CD. She doesn't know much about
>computers and doesn't read English at all. She wants to get DSL
>connection and add a soundcard. I'm trying to help her install the
>features.
>
>However, I don't read/understand Korean at all. Big language problems.
>Her PC was originally installed w/ the Korean version of WinXP - all the
>fonts/displays are in Korean, no English words whatsoever in the Korean
>version of WinXP.
>
>I did the following:
>
>1) Re-installed the English version of WinXP (my version) on her PC.
>This wiped out the Korean version of WinXP.
>2) Installed the DSL.
>3) Installed the soundcard and drivers.
>
>I want to change the font/displays back to Korean.
>
>Now, I have the English WinXP Professional version while she has the
>Korean WinXP Home version. I tried to just change the Regional Language
>
>(Settings->Control Panel->Regional and Language Options) to Korean. But
>that just shows a few features in Korean. It doesn't show everything in
>Korean as it did perviously when her PC was running the Korean version
>of WinXP. I need to do that so she can use the PC with the DSL and
>soundcard.
>
>If I re-install the Korean version of WinXP, all the DSL and soundcard
>installations will be wiped out and I need to re-install again. I am
>willing to do so but I don't understand Korean so that will be a
>problem. Plus I am not comfortable navigating on just icons alone.
>
>My question is, can I do the following?
>
>1) Re-install her Korean version of WinXP.
>2) Change the Regional Language to English
>3) Install the DSL and soundcard.
>4) Change the Regional Language back to Korean.
>
>Will the Korean version of WinXP be able to display in English?
>
>I am stuck on this. I'm helping her out for free as a favor. She could
>get a Korean-speaking IT person to help her out but she might have to
>pay. Could anyone give me some information on this? It would be very
>appreciated. Please contact me directly at the email below because I
>don't always get an opportunity to log on to the newsgroup.
>
>Thanx in advance,
>Doomster
>
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