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how to change the language of operating system to English language

Q: how to change the language of operating system to English language

I have Windows XP professional service pack three, but i can`t understand the
instructions inside because the language of the installer is not English, i don`t know what language is it..

Please tell me what to do.
How can i change the language of the installer ?

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A: how to change the language of operating system to English language

you can get english version of service pk3 here Windows XP Service Pack 3 Download - Softpedia

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/how-to-change-the-language-of-operating-system-to-english-language-630794.html
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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)
Location : France

I did a clean install from USB (upgrade from OEM Win 7 Ultimate). My language was reset to French - probably as the original Win 7 machine was bought in France. I have changed the input/display to English but whenever I install software (today GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Lenovo drivers) the language picked up is the system language.

Is it possible to change this?

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)

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

stop edit

i did a clean install from usb (upgrade from oem win 7 ultimate). My language was reset to french - probably as the original win 7 machine was bought in france. I have changed the input/display to english but whenever i install software (today googledrive, dropbox, lenovo drivers) the language picked up is the system language.

Is it possible to change this?



see picture below:

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/16520-change-system-language-english.html
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So basically I've been trying to change the system language on my Dell XPS 13, but it says you can only have one language... I NEED HELP!

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pack. But, unfortunately it did not work. I don't know the Chinese language. How can I solve the problem?

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e07f2556-685d-4811-803e-79d6122bb110/need-to-change-the-system-language-from-chinese-to-english?forum=perfmon
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Windows 7 Ultimate - Change Operating System Language

Hi, I bought a pc in Spain 3 years ago and it came with a Spanish W7 Ultimate operating system installed.

I managed to change the language to English although some things remained in Spanish such as Administrador instead of Administrator - no big deal.

The store also gave me the OEM CD (or a copy, I imagine) that they had installed on the PC

So today I decided to do a repair install, not because anything was obviously wrong but I thought 3 years was a long time.

I get as far as choosing update but then get a message telling me that the pc is using a different language to the disk.

I changed the display language but that didn't help.

Any help and/or suggestions would be much appreciated!
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A:W 7 Ult Change Operating System Language

How are you installing win 7 you can find the steps for it here Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive
and the language info is here.
Install or change a display language

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/w-7-ult-change-operating-system-language-898562.html
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Is there a way to change the operating system language in XP.

I searched the web, have read numerous articles. The answer was no.

But I would like to ask it again, Is that possible ? without reinstalling a local version. Or is there a way to change the operating system language.
TIA
 

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Can anyone help me with this problem?
 

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I used the official PhotoStory3Portuguese(Brazil).msi

Here's the question:
Even if I install the Portuguese version, does it still look at the OS language when invoked and say "well, your OS is in English so I am going to display in English" ?

(ps: I have the same issue on my XP machine...)

A:Installing foreign language software on an English language win7 OS?

Could you please share a link for that msi-file, if that is possible?

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I bought a new laptop here in japan
But Cant change my language to english
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Pls need help,,

A:Cant change language to english

..................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 >
You are now back on Time and language screen > click the English version you selected > click Option > language pack will be offered to you > install it.
When done, you will be back to Time & Language screen > right click the English > click Set as default.
You will have to restart the computer to initiate the switch from Japanese to English as display language.
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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Hello my friend

I bought a new laptop here in japan
But Cant change my language to english
Also cant download language pack

Pls need help,,

A:Cant change language to english

..................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 >
You are now back on Time and language screen > click the English version you selected > click Option > language pack will be offered to you > install it.
When done, you will be back to Time & Language screen > right click the English > click Set as default.
You will have to restart the computer to initiate the switch from Japanese to English as display language.
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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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/348640-my-windows-vista-norvegian-language-i-need-english-language.html
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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. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/how-to-change-from-arabic-to-english-language-in-my-hp-pro/td-p/5575917
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A:Need to change language from Spanish to English

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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

Obviously, you'll need to choose your region before you make your purchase, but all it involves is buying a new product key, which is then e-mailed to you.

Then it's Start>All Programs>Windows Anytime Upgrade and follow the instructions to enter your new product key.

Wait half-an-hour or so and it's job done.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/192550-need-change-language-spanish-english.html
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A:change pc language from polish to english ?help

You can change the language settings in the Regional and Languages Options (
Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options in category view) applet in the Control Panel.

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 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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A:change language from spanish to english

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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A:language change help (Thai to English, please)

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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A:Is there a legitimate way to change language to English on win 7 home?

hi and welcome to the forums have a read of this link while i do some research for you have not come across this prob before myself
Add a Language Pack Online

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...60(WS.10).aspx

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A:windowsXP, how to change language from chinese to english

Go to Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Change the Language.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windowsxp-how-to-change-language-from-chinese-to-english.931373/
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Hi,
Does this help at all?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-windows-xp-language-fr-english-to-spanish.506159/
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A:How can I change the default language (Spanish) to English o...

Hi @Valhjim,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with how to change the default language. I will be glad to help you. Please look at windows-10-tutorials-113-how-to-change-display-language. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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A:Unable to change language from Spanish to English

Hello dvtrv,

The ability to change the display language is not available in Vista Home Premium. You will only be able to do so in the Vista Ultimate and Enterprise editions.

Display Language

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/286503-unable-change-language-spanish-english.html
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A:change default language back to english

Hi there Take a look at this link, see if it helps:

Display Language - Change

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/98396-change-default-language-back-english.html
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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

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/how-to-change-language-in-laptop-to-English-version-in-hp/td-p/702337
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A:Change Language form english to german

If IE7 is like IE6, the answer is you cannot, just for this one application.

The only language related options is via:

Control Panel, Regional and Language Options icon

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f56/change-language-form-english-to-german-279632.html
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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:compaq presario1247 change the language to english

i have moved your post to a thread of its own.

Please confirm the windows version you have
Xp, Vista, Windows 7
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/compaq-presario1247-change-the-language-to-english.999082/
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A:how can i change language from spanishe to english with notebook 5920g

First you have to install this: (Choose English in the drop down menu) http://www.microsoft.com/industry/pu...e/default.aspx

which is an LIP.

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I hope that helps. :)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/how-can-i-change-language-from-spanishe-to-english-with-notebook-5920g-193070.html
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A:Can i change the language of vista home from spanish to english?

check for the language packs on windows update optional downloads

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/can-i-change-the-language-of-vista-home-from-spanish-to-english-171140.html
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A:Change Browser Language and Interface from Arabic to English

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-browser-language-and-interface-from-arabic-to-english.1091403/
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Hi

As far as I know the Win 7 Home Premium was preinstalled on this notebook.
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A:Change language back to English on the start menu

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Change-language-back-to-English-on-the-start-menu/td-p/2654725
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A:vista in italian???, new laptop, change language to english

problem solved, gave up on changing the language i just rebooted the laptop to its factory default, thanks anyway
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-in-italian-new-laptop-change-language-to-english.724139/
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Hi Cacador,
Welcome to the Community. The best way to change the language would be to Uninstall it from Add remove programs, and reinstall it using the below link. When installing select English as your language and then complete the installation.
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/services/en/dsc_home?c=us&l=en
Hope this helps.
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19368473
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Isn't there a way to do this via command prompt?

Get straight to the point and change it to English bypassing all drop downs and GUI in foreign language?

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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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Check this link.

Display Language - Change in Windows 8

Keep us posted.

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Language Tool


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Press the Windows flag key + R and in the Run open field type: intl.cpl (press enter)
Check that the drop down box under “Format: English” is set to “Match Windows Display language (recommended)"

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/language-on-my-computer-changed-from-english-to-english-and-i-believe-arabic.1141979/
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Hello pmorwale,
I assume you've tried to follow Microsoft's directions?
windows.microsoft.com/.../using-multiple-languages

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A:software default language, window language, system locale

Download VMware (VMPlayer) and run your N64 games in a Virtual Machine with a Japanese language set

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Here is more information regarding your query.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/How-do-I-get-additional-language-files

Hope this helps
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-it-possible-to-change-the-system-language.907639/
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http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/win2k/setup/changeUI.mspx
 

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thanks
best regards

A:is there a shortcut/hotkey to change os system language?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by drugo


Hi

is there a shortcut / hotkey or a system tray icon , everything to change the language of the os ?

change from for example french to english ?

thanks
best regards


Does this help...
The Language bar (overview)

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/195879-there-shortcut-hotkey-change-os-system-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

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

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A:req : change my system Language in Win Vista Home Premium

You are quite right.. it is only for ultimatr.Dont know of any work arounds for it, either, sorry
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/req-change-my-system-language-in-win-vista-home-premium.704651/
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Quote:
change language


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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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You should definitely avoid Registry Cleaners, Boosters, Optimizers, TuneUp Utilities... This type of software will do a lot more harm than good. Most members coming here with WEIRD symptoms had their computer messed up by malware and/or registry cleaners. There have been reports from members saying registry cleaners had fixed a specific problem with their computer. Although it might be possible in some cases, legitimate files still in use will be deleted in the process, crippling some programs and Windows applications beyond repair.

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Why I Don’t Use Registry Cleaners

Registry Cleaners and System Tweaking Tools

Do I Need a Windows Registry Cleaner?

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 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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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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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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the language is czech ... but don't ask me how you got it
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wierd-language-despite-selecting-english-us.583475/
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G'Day pineapple, and Welcome to TSF!

Try this....

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You can add a language by going to control panel
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and adding a language there ....

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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
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-it-possible-to-type-in-other-language-than-english-in-ms-word.38958/
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Hey,

Even I am facing the same problem. I bought the parts in japan and assembled it but the OS is in English. While installing drivers the installer was in Japanese. Also my keyboard layout is japanese.

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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.

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What is your keyboard set to?

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Hi,
Welcome to the forum, you can download language packs from:Language packs are available for Windows 8 and for Windows RT

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/28452-no-english-language-my-control-panel-languages-add-new.html