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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.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-of-language-of-windows-vista.817453/
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I sent a message to Kari, he should be checking in soon.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/302999-how-change-language-windows-vista.html
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A:How to change the Vista language?

Hi,

If you make a Google search, you can find many forums and articles how to do it:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Change-the-display-language

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?54351-How-to-change-the-Vista-language
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Found this. Maybe will help.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language-in-vista.769529/
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A:Change Language in Vista?

mr wolf,

Here is a Microsoft link that (sort of) explains what the difference is between LIP and MUI.
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Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP).*

If you have Vista Ultimate - you will be in luck - if you have - Windows Vista Ultimate -
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"If you are using Windows Vista Enterprise, contact your system administrator for information about installing additional languages."

Source:
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language-in-vista.855109/
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A:How can I change My display language of Vista?

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Cheers
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/how-can-i-change-my-display-language-of-vista-234195.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/req-change-my-system-language-in-win-vista-home-premium.704651/
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Quote:
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-windows-xp-language.587239/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-language-change.959511/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-my-windows-interface-language.782196/
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A:Change your Windows 7 language w/o having ultimate!

Thanks, it works perfectly.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/45284-change-your-windows-7-language-w-o-having-ultimate.html
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Hello ercolesptr
Have a look at this thread it will explain your options SOLVED: Change language Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Spanish to English

Danny

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/193370-how-change-language-windows-7-home-64-bit-sp1.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language-from-regional-and-language-options.350476/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/please-help-urgent-windows-xp-how-can-i-change-it-to-the-german-language-58622.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-starter-change-display-language-527421.html
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Hi,
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-windows-xp-language-fr-english-to-spanish.506159/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/397983-how-change-display-language-windows-7-professional-sp1.html
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Vistalizator causes your Windows to lose its activation, changing its validation status to non-genuine. The same happens with all other known cracks to install language packs on other editions than Ultimate and Enterprise.

Read more here: Display Language Change- Win 7 Home

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Check avalaible options here: Download languages for Windows - Microsoft Windows

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http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/211833-can-i-change-display-language-windows-7-home-premium.html
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Have you gone to the Microsoft site and found the various language packs that are available? You should be able to install the English (UK or US version) without any difficulty.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/385147-windows-7-home-premium-change-system-language.html
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Quote:
change language


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I don't think this will stay here very long since vistalizator is a hack that violates the EULA.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/112035-solved-change-language-windows-7-home-premium-oem-spanish-english.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/35565-vista-windows-7-need-know-about-language.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/123601/windows-vista-language/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-in-a-different-display-language.735980/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-language-conversion.594001/
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hello davient!

i have a similar situation also with an lenovo notebook.
also want to make an english version from localised.
can you report any success in your upgrading?
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/32773-upgrade-vista-windows-7-changing-language.html
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Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-vista-ultimate-language-bar-problem-332707.html
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Kari

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-in-changing-display-language-in-windows-vista.827547/
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Originally Posted by aderegil


Hello, I am new to Vista. I received my laptop with spanish keyboard and spanish Windows. I love my spanish keyboard but I do not like the spanish Window.

Is there a way to change my windows language to english without installing vista from scratch?



Hello aderegil, and Welcome to the Forum.

Have a look here;http://www.froggie.sk/index.html

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/223211-change-language.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/120553-how-change-language.html
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CT
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language.943394/
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A:Change UI language

Hi, Please see this:

http://groups.google.com/group/micr...efa287be803/7ce78169749d34e7#7ce78169749d34e7

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http://www.google.com/search?source...G:2006-05,GGLG:en&q=Windows+XP+French+edition

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-ui-language.496119/
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925471

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now,
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ty

A:Cannot change language on my PC

Hi and welcome to TSF

I don't think you can convert XP to a different language. You have to purchase the English language version of XP.

BG

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cannot-change-language-on-my-pc-508033.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language.879789/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/change-xp-language.58309/
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What do you mean by language? Do you mean typing language or the interface language?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language.881561/
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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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Title says it all. Don't confuse it with changing the language, but customizing language names.
Don't ask me why.

I don't mind hardcoding or doing 'hard' stuff. Just give me some directions if you think it's possible.
Thanks.

A:Is it possible to change language name?

Are you talking about changing the language of your Windows 8 user name?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/59953-possible-change-language-name.html
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so installed xp pro in english on my laptop and now i want to change the interface to russian
so how do i do that?
(in regional setting it has some european and asian languages no russian though)
 

A:language change xp

If your XP is in English, you cannot change the language of the interface.

You'll need to buy a russian XP installation CD.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/language-change-xp.888093/
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i want to change the language of my computer from chinese to english.my computer is windows xp..plese help me a cant understand chinese.

A:change language

http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/r.../changeUI.mspx

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-language-406797.html
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Hello everyone. I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my laptop (which is my first pc) and it's language is Portuguese. I would like to change it to English or Romanian. Is it possible? Do i need to buy other Windows 7 in one of my desired languages? I'm asking this here because all i found in CP regarding language changing had to do with keyboard or non unicode programs or Windows Live language settings. Other than that i couldn't find anything else. I feel like i should mention i'm totally noob (only 9 months since i have this laptop)

A:How to change OS language?

Hello FlorinSabin,

Sorry, but only the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions allow you to change the display language from the original language it was installed as.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/226065-how-change-os-language.html
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Hello
dear sir
i have bought a windows which has system lagugage in Polish(polski) i want to change the icons and help topics i mean every particaular thing in to english laguage i tried so hard but its not changing i even asked microsoft but thier topics did nt help me i will be very great full of you if help me with this .basically i want to change every in to english

A:Change language

Hello shafeeulah, Welcome to TSF!

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

Go Start > Control Panel (Switch to Classic View) > Regional and Language Options > Regional Options > Change the Language to English (United States) > Advanced > Change the Language to English (United States).
You may be asked to insert your Windows? XP CD-SP2, if so follow the on screen prompts.
Once finished Apply > OK...reboot the computer.

Post back with the results.

Kind Regards,

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-language-242110.html