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April 3, 2005 9:25:07 PM

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I got a computer for free but the whole thing is in Japanese! How do I change
it to English? it is running XP Pro.

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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 12:56:58 AM

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Install English software, including an English version of Windows. Some
bargain, huh?

Modem Ani

"Lloyd" <Lloyd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:67A15B21-C242-48A8-B4C8-A182EF421667@microsoft.com...
>I got a computer for free but the whole thing is in Japanese! How do I
>change
> it to English? it is running XP Pro.
April 4, 2005 12:56:59 AM

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There is an English language package on the PC, I checked under the language
settings. But It will not let me change the default language to English.


"Modem Ani" wrote:

> Install English software, including an English version of Windows. Some
> bargain, huh?
>
> Modem Ani
>
> "Lloyd" <Lloyd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:67A15B21-C242-48A8-B4C8-A182EF421667@microsoft.com...
> >I got a computer for free but the whole thing is in Japanese! How do I
> >change
> > it to English? it is running XP Pro.
>
>
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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 4:08:31 AM

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That only changes Regional Settings and not the language of Windows.
If you need Windows in English, you need to buy Windows in English.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
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"Lloyd" <Lloyd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:34C0B9AD-AF21-4266-9FFA-301A65E73330@microsoft.com...
> There is an English language package on the PC, I checked under the
> language
> settings. But It will not let me change the default language to English.
April 4, 2005 9:49:02 PM

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Can I use a legit English Version To simply repair the issue or is a clean
install required?

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> That only changes Regional Settings and not the language of Windows.
> If you need Windows in English, you need to buy Windows in English.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "Lloyd" <Lloyd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:34C0B9AD-AF21-4266-9FFA-301A65E73330@microsoft.com...
> > There is an English language package on the PC, I checked under the
> > language
> > settings. But It will not let me change the default language to English.
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 11:08:10 PM

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Lloyd wrote:
> I got a computer for free but the whole thing is in Japanese! How do I change
> it to English? it is running XP Pro.


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
April 5, 2005 4:28:09 AM

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A clean Installation is required.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org


"Lloyd" <Lloyd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:14405D2E-692A-41E2-9E79-8BA4088D463F@microsoft.com...
> Can I use a legit English Version To simply repair the issue or is a clean
> install required?
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> That only changes Regional Settings and not the language of Windows.
>> If you need Windows in English, you need to buy Windows in English.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
>> http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> "Lloyd" <Lloyd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:34C0B9AD-AF21-4266-9FFA-301A65E73330@microsoft.com...
>> > There is an English language package on the PC, I checked under the
>> > language
>> > settings. But It will not let me change the default language to
>> > English.
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