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Switch Windows XP language from French to English

Q: Switch Windows XP language from French to English

Hi everybody!

My concern here is that I would want to switch my "French" Windows XP into an "English" one. Indeed, I am going to give my laptop to a Nepalese friend, and he cannot read French.

Thank you for your assistance!

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A: Switch Windows XP language from French to English

Hey,

The problem is that there is no ?switch? to change the language. You can change the keyboard layout but not the language of Windwos itself. In such cases you have to make a new and clean installation of Windows using installation disk.

I don?t know what notebook you have exactly but all drivers and tools for your Toshiba notebook you can find on Toshiba homepage.

By the way: If you install XP, I would recommend Service Pack 3. It contains important security updates.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?57722-Switch-Windows-XP-language-from-French-to-English
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Read on the internet some people that added both language in the keyboard layout, but that's not an interesting solution because first the French keyboard layout does all the English keys and second people tend to accidentaly switch language while typing
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-language-french-to-english-so-i-can-debug.688838/
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A:Word 2000 - Spell check switch between english and french on it's own

Hi Redsox2004,

Word documents, and different parts of a document, may be set in a different language (Tools / Set Language) than your default .

If you have copied from other documents then the copied text may be in another language.

You can set the text to not check spelling if it is causing you a problem, e.g. if you do not have the dictionary loaded for the language required. (same Tools / Set Language option).

You can see the language any text has been set in by looking in the status bar at the bottom of your screen.

HTH
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A:Solved: replace windows XP english by XP french

you can dual boot xp and xp

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
 

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Welcome to TechSpot

This looks to me like a setting in your BIOS. Don't know your PC, but the most frequent keys to hit at startup are Del, F1, F2 or F10.
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go into the control panel and click on regional and language settings. on the first page you have standards and formats, click customize and pick what you want, then click advanced and make that the same as you picked in the first window. That should do it. If not let us know and we can try something else.
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by paascal


helloooo,

i know im not on the right forum but people around here know so much i probably will get the correct answer anyhow.

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Hi paascal,

Please check the link below which would be useful to you:

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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19983250
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A:SOLVED: Change language Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Spanish to English

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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Go to your control panel and select 'Clocks Language and Region' then 'Regional and Language'. Click on the 'keyboards and languages' tab. Under Display language, choose a language from the list, and then click OK.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/computer-language-french-and-is-very-slow-557600.html
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A:Installing French language to Win 7 Ultimate

Resolve

Did reload the French pack, close the pc, then reload. It took that process 3 time before it finally worked

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/191653-installing-french-language-win-7-ultimate.html
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The very first thing you or your father needs to do, is do a Military wipe on the hard drive, and install a known good issue of Windows on the machine.  Now of course it could still have a hardware based keylogger built into the machine, due to it did come from Russia, and unless your father has a reputable shop check the machine out, to make sure, I personally would not touch it for a buck, if it came from Russia.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/514556/change-language-from-russian-to-french/
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https://support.office.com/en-nz/art...a-3ffb933daa9f

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Hello astronaute,

Can you change your location in the first window in your screenshot? Also, try going to the next tab over, Keyboards and Languages and take a look around.

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Setting language preferences in a browser

How to Quickly Change the Default Language in Internet Explorer | Windows content from Windows IT Pro

http://www.eightforums.com/browsers-mail/58613-display-french-when-access-muti-language-website.html
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Quote: Originally Posted by buggaby


My office computer runs Vista and sometimes the keyboard language switches over to French. The strange thing is that the keyboard is only in French within Microsoft Word. In any other program (Chrome, Excel, Notepad...), it's still in good ol' English. Also, the selected language at the bottom in Word is still English, so it's still spell checking the right language. Once I restart Word, it goes back to English. There must be a sequence of keys I'm hitting that switches it to French. Or...?



ARe you:

using a legit, english language office?

What keyboard layout?

What language setup up (eng-us, en-uk, etc)?

http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/79422-microsoft-word-keyboard-switch-french.html
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A:English Language

LIP is trustable, but they don't have an English LIP, which is ******** in my opinion.

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/177935-english-language.html
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Welcome to the Seven Forums
With Ultimate and Enterprise you should be able to use this tutorial Display Language Packs - Install and Uninstall
Jerry

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/222427-how-do-i-add-language-other-than-english-my-pc.html
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..................Also cant download language pack ....................
Left click at Start button > Settings > Time & Language > left side, click Region & Language > right side, under Languages, click the + sign > scroll and find English > click it > select which English you want English (United Staes), English (United Kingdom), English (Canada) etc > click the selection >
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You will find some items still carry Japanese language, but majority will be in English.

Hope this helps.
I used the same method to switch from English to Chinese as display language.
Adding/editing......................

The followings are screenshots to illustrate the change of English as display language to Chinese as display language.

English :

Chinese :

http://www.tenforums.com/general-support/43090-cant-change-language-english.html
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You will find some items still carry Japanese language, but majority will be in English.

Hope this helps.
I used the same method to switch from English to Chinese as display language.
Adding/editing......................

The followings are screenshots to illustrate the change of English as display language to Chinese as display language.

English :

Chinese :

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/43090-cant-change-language-english.html
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In Internet Explorer go to Tools/Internet Options and click on the Language tab then click on the Add tab and select English.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/language-change-help-thai-to-english-please.215512/
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Hi Ana, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The issue you describe is not a Windows issue. It simply means that your word processor is using English spell check. Your examples confirm it; mejor is not English where as major is, and again haciendo is not English but hacienda is, so in both cases the spell check "thinks" you have made a typo and auto-corrects it.

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This Microsoft page tells you how to change proof reading language on Word: http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/w...010354272.aspx

If this happens when typing on browser, for instance on web email client composing messages, consult the help files of that browser to find out how to add Spanish spell check and dictionary.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/285317-language-issues-spanish-english.html
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Well have you scanned recently? What AV do you have ? Have you done the scan in Safe Mode. Try Downloading, installing, updating then scan you PC with SUPERAntiSpyware from safe mode.Use the Free Home user version.

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Your easiest way round your problem would be a Windows Anytime Upgrade from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Ultimate, which would give you access to 34 language packs via Windows Updates.

http://emea.microsoftstore.com/UK/en...nytime-Upgrade

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wierd-language-despite-selecting-english-us.583475/
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A:Problem with setting English language

Yes you can and it is the same as in 7 if I remember correctly.

Search for Language in Control Panel. Click on Options in the English Language.



On Input Method click on Add Input Method and scroll down the list until you find Spanish. Then remove English.



This only affects your keyboard - no other regional or language settings are affected.

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Try restoring a backup the program might have made before "fixing" your computer.

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Why I Don&#8217;t Use Registry Cleaners

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic347491.html/page__p__1932993

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/997274-registry-got-messed-up-advanced.html

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1037175-pop-up-windows-stating-different.html
 

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Hi,

Welcome To TSF.

Have you changed the language and region in control panel?

Jay.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/change-language-from-spanish-to-english-172606.html
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Mohammad R. Mazaheri.
 

A:Is It possible to type in other language than english in MS Word ?

You can add a language by going to control panel
selecting the keyboard options
and adding a language there ....

(that's how I added Greek)
then when you are in word you use either alt - shift or ctrl shift to flip between the 2 languages....(there should then be a little icon in your system tray that shows [EN]....for english and in my case when i flip [GR] for greek...

hope this helps
 

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Watch the following video on changing the display language in Windows 8.  Pay particular attention to the icons. The icons are the one thing that does not change , regardless of the display language installed. 

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You mentioned nVidia but are you actually asking about the Win8.1 installation? All of the Windows installations I've done from the CD [WinXP and earlier] or DVD [Win7 and later] had a screen early in the install that prompted to choose a language. Apparently Windows includes many languages as it's unknown which country it will be used in and the correct one has to be chosen. I think part of the Win7 DVD requirement was for the Anytime Upgrade feature.

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You can change the language settings in the Regional and Languages Options (
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Do you have the multilingual version of Windows installed, or the english version using a different input language?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-pc-language-from-polish-to-english-help-115151.html
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A:Change SYSTEM Language to English

Originally Posted by adamf


does anyone know if this is possible? To be clear i am not talking about display language or input language as there are many posts about this.

Currently my settings are as i want them:

Display language : English
input language : English (united states) - french
format : English (united kingdom)

edit

location : France you might want to change this. See picture below.

stop edit

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see picture below:

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A:Change language for WinXP to English

Dat said:

How to change the laguage for Win XP to English? I have a Chinese XP at the moment but really need the English XP. I have attempted to change the language in control panel but only Chinese language is available.
I have Winxp CD but when installing it, it said that the language being used uncompatible with the language already installed and the option to upgrade this language is unavailable.
Does anyone know how to get English-language WinXP in this situation?Click to expand...
Maybe try this?

start/control panel/regional and language options.
.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language-for-winxp-to-english.412872/
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Hello lasatalayas, welcome to Seven Forums!



I'm not sure it'll "upgrade" the language but the only versions that are available for the MLS (Multi Language Support) is the Ultimate and Enterprise versions, have a look at the SKU chart below.


click this image to enlarge

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Hi and welcome to TSF

You can only change some bits of XP into English via the Regional and Language options control panel.

If you want everything in English, then you must buy an English version of Windows XP, you cannot change Polish version into English as there are no English components included.

BG

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A:Removed the English language from my computer

G'Day pineapple, and Welcome to TSF!

Try this....

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A:how to change language in laptop to English version? in hp d...

1.Click the Start button , click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.2.Click Check online for updates from Microsoft Update, and then wait while Windowslooks for the latest updates for your computer.3.If any updates are found, click Optional updates are available4.Under Windows Vista Ultimate Language Packs, select only the language pack that you want (installing all of them might take up too much space on your drive. 5.follow the instructions and go to the Windows Update site to download the English display language. The language pack should be available in the optional downloads. Source: Microsoft Install Language Packs Best regards,erico

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A:choosing a language for a new laptop English and Japanese

Be sure to make your Recovery Disks and preserve the Recovery partition if you reinstall so that you can revert to the state you received the computer and hopefully make these Setup choices again if needed in the future.

Otherwise languages are only interchangeable when you have Ultimate which provides all of the language packs via optional Windows Updates.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/206102-choosing-language-new-laptop-english-japanese.html