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a b D Laptop
June 30, 2005 11:55:08 AM

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I recieved a gift of a laptop recently, however, it was bought in Columbia
and is in Spanish rather than english. Is there any way to correct this. I
tried looking under the regional setting options but that doesn't seem have
an option to convert. Can you advise me of an alternate option?
Thanks barry
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 30, 2005 2:03:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

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

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

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"Bcolleary" wrote:

| I recieved a gift of a laptop recently, however, it was bought in Columbia
| and is in Spanish rather than english. Is there any way to correct this. I
| tried looking under the regional setting options but that doesn't seem have
| an option to convert. Can you advise me of an alternate option?
| Thanks barry
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 30, 2005 5:09:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 07:55:08 -0700, Bcolleary wrote:

> I recieved a gift of a laptop recently, however, it was bought in Columbia
> and is in Spanish rather than english. Is there any way to correct this. I
> tried looking under the regional setting options but that doesn't seem have
> an option to convert. Can you advise me of an alternate option?
> Thanks barry

This is something that may be worthwhile to contact the laptop manufacturer
about. They may have alternatives that they can offer. Perhaps free or at
least reduced cost when compared to buying an English version of Windows
and the software titles bundled in besides.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 30, 2005 9:13:02 PM

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Just to add a little humor - would a Berlitz Spanish course be a viable
option? Seriously tho', when I was stationed in Germany I had the
opportunity to work on the German language versions of Windows and it was
very easy to learn the differences!

Good Luck!

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 07:55:08 -0700, Bcolleary wrote:
>
> > I recieved a gift of a laptop recently, however, it was bought in Columbia
> > and is in Spanish rather than english. Is there any way to correct this. I
> > tried looking under the regional setting options but that doesn't seem have
> > an option to convert. Can you advise me of an alternate option?
> > Thanks barry
>
> This is something that may be worthwhile to contact the laptop manufacturer
> about. They may have alternatives that they can offer. Perhaps free or at
> least reduced cost when compared to buying an English version of Windows
> and the software titles bundled in besides.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 30, 2005 10:26:00 PM

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Bcolleary wrote:
> I recieved a gift of a laptop recently, however, it was bought in
> Columbia and is in Spanish rather than english. Is there any way to
> correct this. I tried looking under the regional setting options but
> that doesn't seem have an option to convert. Can you advise me of an
> alternate option?
> Thanks barry

You could have answered your own question by STFW. This question is asked -
and answered - at least weekly, http://groups.google.com.

But I'm feeling benevolent so I'll assist. You want it in English, you must
purchase the full English version of the flavour of your choice and perform
a clean installation. Only way.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
July 1, 2005 12:33:14 AM

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Bcolleary wrote:
> I recieved a gift of a laptop recently, however, it was bought in Columbia
> and is in Spanish rather than english. Is there any way to correct this. I
> tried looking under the regional setting options but that doesn't seem have
> an option to convert. Can you advise me of an alternate option?
> Thanks barry


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
a b D Laptop
July 4, 2005 12:35:36 AM

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You could have answered your own question by STFW. This question is asked -
and answered - at least weekly

And it was already answered by a COMPETENT user of this news group, so what
did your post accomplish? Your guilty of the same offence!


But I'm feeling benevolent so I'll assist

You? Benevolent? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA



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> Bcolleary wrote:
>> I recieved a gift of a laptop recently, however, it was bought in
>> Columbia and is in Spanish rather than english. Is there any way to
>> correct this. I tried looking under the regional setting options but
>> that doesn't seem have an option to convert. Can you advise me of an
>> alternate option?
>> Thanks barry
>
> You could have answered your own question by STFW. This question is
> asked - and answered - at least weekly, http://groups.google.com.
>
> But I'm feeling benevolent so I'll assist. You want it in English, you
> must purchase the full English version of the flavour of your choice and
> perform a clean installation. Only way.
>
!