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Change of language of Windows Vista

Q: Change of language of Windows Vista

I have purchased an Acer Pc in Spain with Vista Home Premium. The salesman assured me that I would be able to see all of my programs in English after the shop ran a conversion programme. This has not worked at all. The program did convert most of my windows to English but in the process lost all of the programmes that were preinstalled by Acer. I restored these using a factory restore disc but this converted my Windows back to Spanish. My question is this "Is it possible to obtain a factory restore disc that will install everything in English". I have contacted Acer support in England and they have referred me to Acer Spain. Suprisingly when I contacted Acer Spain they referred me to Acer England.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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A: Change of language of Windows Vista

Hi and welcome to TSG...

The only people that could supply an English Recovery disk for your system from would be Acer. You could buy a full copy of Windows Vista, but you would not get any of the programs preinstalled by Acer.
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Found this. Maybe will help.
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mr wolf,

Here is a Microsoft link that (sort of) explains what the difference is between LIP and MUI.
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hello davient!

i have a similar situation also with an lenovo notebook.
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Originally Posted by aderegil

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Hello aderegil, and Welcome to the Forum.

Have a look here;

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Providing you have an English version of Windows? XP installed, this should not be a change the language, please try this...

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Post back with the results.

Kind Regards,