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installing english xp on a french xp pc

Q: installing english xp on a french xp pc

hi to all, once again I am in need of help. I've just bought a pc from a french bankrupt auction its a Dell dimension dim2400. My problem is that the OS is in french and as my french isgood but not that good, I want to change it to english. So I have been on line at ebay and got myself windows xp in English, but what I want to know is - do I have to format drive c to reinstall the new version? And if I do do I need to make a reboot disk?.And lastly if the answer is yes to the last two questions how do I do it??!!

Thanks.

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A: installing english xp on a french xp pc

Hi soapy

You will need to reformat unless there is a large enough unpartitioned space on HD and you want to keep the french version. Since the default on install is the whole drive, I doubt this would be the case. A clean install is the best option and is not very difficult. Remember that doing this will wipe the HD clean so if there is anything important on the drive you will need to save it, and make sure it would work with english version. Just follow the steps Here under Perform a clean install of Windows XP.

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Issue since moving from IE9 to IE11 in the office

I've changed the Language Preference on IE11 to add both of them, English by default
Microsoft Office is already set to use both language

Although using Internet Explorer, we are having an issue where it only seem to spell check one language, giving errors when typing words in the other language.

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
using shortcut or whatever

Any help regarding this issue would be appreciated

Thanks

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I would like to purchase and install another copy of Windows dedicated entirely to French. I know that I need an additional license, and my question is about how to install it and on which drive? I already have a dual boot Windows 7 and Xubuntu. Also, I am planning to transfer the current C: drive and the new OS drive to a 250GB SSD.

My current setup is a single 500MB Seagate SATA 3

C: current boot drive: drive 80GB
D: 50GB data
E: 60GB data
F: 60GB data
W: 90GB data
Ext4 25GB Xubuntu
Ext4 42GB data
Ext4 42 data
Swap 6GB

A:Installing a copy of French Windows 7 alongside the current English

You can install it on any drive or partition you want. It should be at least 60 GB.

Personally if you have room in your box for another drive, that`s what I would put it on.

Use a Solid State Drive, they are cheap

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

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A friend of mine who spends 8mths a year in france and 4 months in portugal, has just purchased a ACER laptop with XP and all sorts of bundled software in France at a great price, however, he cant seem to change the language option to english, someone else out there who recommended the Shop and Deal has just told him that microsoft have hard coded XP to only work in French on these machines.

Is that true, is there a way around this problem - he is learning french slowly while out there, but would find it more natural in English.
 

A:french XP to english

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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i have foolishly purchased a french note book and wish to change it to english is this possible and how can i do it help please thanks
 

A:win 7 from french to english

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helloooo,

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

i have XP and office in english, is it possible to both migrate them to french?

thanks

A:office english to french

  
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.

i have XP and office in english, is it possible to both migrate them to french?

thanks


Hi paascal,

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

Change the default language for Office programs - support - Office.com

If you need more information feel free to reach out.

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A friend of mine asked me to wipe his PC and install a fresh XP on it. Easy enough. So I brought it home to do in my spare time. Now I have the XP disk, his CD Key, but his version of XP is French and I assume he wants to get it back that way. :(

Is it possible to do or would he have to find a French XP cd?

A:Is it possible to make XP French with an English Installer?

You will need his xp cd.

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Hello

A company distribution agent works overseas running Windows 7 with Outlook 2007.

The workers has issues with trash/ spam ending up in the wrong folder / sents ending up in another area /and so forth. I have instructions from the workers what needs to be done. I am willing to help but I do not read French. Here Outlook is in the French language. All I need to do, if possible, is switch to English (Outlook) make the changes / test the changes/ and revert back to French (Outlook).

Is there an uncomplicated non damaging method to do this?

Let me know.
Thanks!

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New PC setup in French, needs changed to English
what are the steps?

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After installing the sims 2 the language was Thai but I wen through the registery and edited the game into English. When I started the game, it was in English but once I clicked on one neghiborhood the text was in French. Please, can you help me have that in English?
 

A:SIMS2 in English but Instruction in French??? HELP!!

youl have to go into the system files installed in the c:\ drive...im not sure where but i am sure they will be written in a languages .dll or something...send an email to
[email protected] and ask them?

i assume this is a foriegn cracked copy of the game?? get the english version from the shop...its cheap now any way
 

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i have pc that is using a french windows 7 and i recently installed Adobe CS4 and it never ask me to choose the language, so i when i install it, adobe cs 4 is all in french and i went to Edit | Preferences | Interface | UI Language in photoshop and the only language i could choose is french. Does Adobe reflect on the language of the OS if not is there a way to change the language back to english without reinstalling the whole operating system.

thanks,
 

A:Changing Adobe illustrator from french to english

AI is not supplied in multi-language capability in a single package. You have to buy it in the language you require.
Evidently, the version you've installed is for French speakers.
 

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I buy laptop here in france since i cant understand french i want to know how to change it to english.can you please help me how to change it.thanx

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Hello everyone and Happy new year.
I want to replace Windows XP English home edition by Windows XP French professional edition.This would be on my old computer that only has 40 gig hard disk and 512 mb memory.It worked very well with the English version but it is for my sister who doesn't understand English.I do not want to install windows 7 as it takes to much memory to operate.
Do I have to to format my C drive and install the new windows french with the disk or can I install the new windows french in a different partition and after remove what is in the C drive?
Thank you
 

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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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!

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.

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A:Requesting a english-french dictionary software for Win XP~~

Non-speaking but freehttp://www.freelang.net/dictionary/french.phpMore choiceshttp://www.google.com/search?q=+english-fr...lient=firefox-a

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Hi,

We are having a strange intermittent problem here. We have XP Pro, and Office 2003, with templates created for our people to use with Word. These are basic templates for faxing, letters, etc. but with our very plain text logo on them. Everyone uses them, but for a couple of them, their spell-checker comes up in French. This only happens on the company templates and not to everyone. I've checked all the language settings and made sure they were set to English, but it still happens. I open the same template on my computer and all is fine. So it seems to be machine specific problem. Has anyone else ever heard of this?

Thank-you, I've learned a lot from reading here. It's a fabulous resource!!!
 

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I've been given a Fujitsu Siemans "Amilo M7440G" laptop (from France) to check out (wireless not working and other things to check)

Windows XP home (SP2)
AZERTY keyboard layout (not qwerty)

Everything is in french Text icons, properties etc. Making this very difficult to debug.

How do I get the displayed text to show in english?
I've played around with the Regional settings - Language and keyboard settings but it does not want to display english for me...

Basic question: If this was a French Windows Win XP OS install can I ever see the text in english??

Any help direction appreciated.
 

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Hello,

I have tried seaching for this information, but I can't find it anywhere.
What I would like to know is, do function words in Excel convert automatically if sent to someone with Excel in another language.
For example:

I am user English version of Excel. In my spreadsheet I use "COUNT" funtion. If I then send this document to someone who has the French version of Excel does "COUNT" then become "COMPTE" (which is the French equivalent).

Thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Converting excel functions from English to French

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Hi,

I have Outlook Express, basically all the language, regional settings are United Kingdom, when i do spell check it is showing a French dictionary, i change this to english then restart and its back to French..... Any Ideas????????

A:Outlook Express - French Spelling - English Language!

Did you recently upgrade or change MS Office on that PC?Apparently, many folks have had this problem.Supposedly, this file - Snapfiles - Spelloe_setup.exe - will solve the problem.It is supposed to be virus free, but you should check it after you download it.Let us know if it solves it, OK?

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Living in France you cannot avoid a French keyboard, they're everywhere. So I learned using the azerty, but stuck to English.

This is of course beyond the people designing Windows.

So how can I have Windows 8 speaking English, but using French options for the rest (?, keyboard, date format, metric)?

And of course, ALSO WITH METRO please. It seems independent of the "real" OS.

Thanks in advance

A:French Keyboard, , metric and date with English speak W8

A lot of these changes can be made through the Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region
If it affects Metro, I do not know.

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Please help! I got a beautiful Toshiba laptop Windows 7 and the language is French & the keyboard is in French!!! I tried to follow the steps online and the vids, with no success! I don't speak French so it makes it that much tougher, please help!!!!
 

A:Switching a French Laptop to English including keyboard

Have you tried the following?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17424/windows-change-keyboard-layout
 

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Hi,
A friend of mine has the English Vista OS and would like to know if he buys the
French Win7 upgrade if it is possible (via the Clean Install route) to install on top
of the E. Vista and would that work.

Thanks
Ray
 

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Can I change the Windows 7 Operating system language from English to French? If so, how can that be done?

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I need to use French accents from time to time. Don't want to use a French keyboard. How can I program keys to replace regular characters with special characters?
 

A:need french accents on English keyboard in Vista Home Basic

Character map is here:
http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-4712.html
If you use Word or Open Office, look up "language settings" under help.
 

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my windows word 2007 spell checks in french. powerpoint also.. how do i fix?
 

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Windows 2000 2003
Travels with file from computer to computer

Dictionary avail is only the system one.
The language options is only ENGLISH.
French is not even available for me to select.
I have a 4mb file with multiple headings, multiple topics, Thousands of hyperlinks.

I type status and info into each "topic" section, cut and paste from other files, and emails.

Hyperlind to file names.

I think it is related to a hyperlinked document name that starts with h3nnnn_-_all.pdf.

But, it will be checking spelling, and all of a sudden it will want to change normal english words to their French equivalent.

It complains there are too many spelling errors for it to check. I then created "my own library" to put all the technical terms in to reduce the number of errors. I put most of the english word errors that it wanted to convert to French into it, and that reduced the number of complaints, but it is amusing / annoying.

I cannot figure out how to find where the dictionary change is invoked within my file. Any ideas?

This might be related to my problem with the "too many edits problem" if that one is a heap problem. Don't know how to change the heap size of word 2000.
 

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
Hew
 

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My hp 522c crashed- I don't know cause. In puttering around I managed to go from the Blue HP Invent screen to one with french language requests in the background, much like a menu, and a box in the foreground requesting my password which I don't know. Any assistance and help in getting this diagnosed and fixed would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows 98 HP 522c French background and English request for PASSWORD

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.
Check around in BIOS for a Language setting and change that to English or whatever you need.
 

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Computer (Toshiba laptop) recently crashed and Windows 8.1 was reinstalled in France.
Unfortunately, all the MS Office commands on Ribbons (Excel, Word) are now in French!
I have tried all the recommended advice (forums, Microsoft) but in vain
First checked Windows has "English" as default language
Then, in Word under"Options Word" then "Standard" under "Parametres linguistiqes", under"Langue d'edition principale", "Anglais" is the only language shown
Any suggestions would be welcome

Thanks
 

A:W8 - Change French to English & Office 2007 Student edition

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i have windows 8 core ( non pro ) installed
my friend have me a windows 8 pro key a french key
* he has dream spark pro from his school
will i be able to upgrade to pro with it?

A:Win 8 english version install with french version cd key

Yes you will I think. I have a French key and activated EN-US 8.1 RTM with it. That was a clean install though.

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I just bought a new HP computer
running WIN XP SP1
160 gig hd
1 gig mem
p4 3.4 ghz

i had an existing hp deskjet 5550 that i used on my old win 2k system

when i installed it on my new computer it installed o.k. i wanted to print out some digital photos, and when i went into "print" then selected "options" to change from "fast draft" to the highest setting (cant rememebr the name) that tab was all in french. nothing else was in french but the "options tab"

weird.

i deleted the printer, reinstalled - ALL was in english for a few days. i had to reboot the system, when XP came up, it said it "detected new hardware" (my printer) - next thing i know - i am back to french.

i called HP printer support and they wanted $30 - forget that

i went thru all my windows settings and everything appears fine.

i get this in french with ALL programs that allow me to print.

any thoughts? i am at work now, and i just downloaded a driver update for win xp for the deskjet 5550 - maybe this will fix my problem???

help
 

A:hp deskjet 5550 - keeps installing in FRENCH!!!!

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Hello

I just bought a new pc that came with Win 7 Ultimate in English. I understand that with this version i should be able to modify the language.

I did update and choose the French pack. Unfortunaly, the French pack does not appeared in the list Control Panel/region and language/Display language

Any hint

Martin

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

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Help please! I just installed Service Pack 2 and lost the configuration on my French Canadian keyboard. I opened the Control Panel, then Regional properties, gave French Canadian as the input language by default with the addition of British English as a second possibility. When I wanted to change the keyboard setting to look like my FC keyboard I was given the choice of French Canadian Legacy or French Canadian Multilingual keyboards. The keyboard I really want allows for an accented capital E automatically. I am not quite sure which it is nor do I know of any site that shows it specifically. On the keyboard layout I am looking for the @ symbol is attained by 2 plus altcar. There are also more dead keys than on the standard French keyboard which is what I get.
I cannot seem to be able to reconfigure to have the FC keyboard.

My sytem is Windows XP.

TIA
 

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I have tried to install Quickstudy French (by the Learning Company copyrighted 1999) on my acer Aspire 5315-2274 laptop, running Windows Vista Basic, but once I get the message saying that the program has installed onto the hard disc, an error message of "E/JESE/DSSAGENT.EXE" would not install appears (one site said this was because I needed quicktime, which I have) then, once the program tries to run an error message of "jet.exe" failed to open pops up and the program closes. One piece of information I got was to change the compatibility of the program to an older version of windows, and to change a few other settings in the compatibility tab under properties for the program, but to no avail. At one point my computer ran a check on the program which told me my computer was compatible to run the softwear. Is there any way to make the program install so it will actually run?
 

A:Installing Quickstudy French on Vista not working, please help!

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Hello, my name is Jonathan, i'm 27 year old, i'm located on France->Aquitaine, i'm speak french:.....
Hmmm! Hmmm!, excuse moi je connais un peu plus le français que l'anglais,
Je suis sur bleepingcomputer.com pour paler français,
J'ai ma carte sdxc de 500go quand je la mets dans mon appareil-pjoto sony cybershot dsc-w690, il y à marqué "erreur base de données", c'est sans doute/peut être dû aux 2600 "hidden.rootkits" détectés par le scan de comodo cleaning essentials, à la fin du scan, je les mets en quarantaine, mais comodo cleaning essentials plante, impossible donc de nettoyer ces "rootkits cachés"
J'ai également vu dans mes rapports d'il y a 5 jours de zhpdiag et de pre_scan une dizaine de traces de Locky aussi...

A:problem with sdxc card & locky ~ i'm french, i go speak french on bleepingcomput

Salut Jonathan Malheureusement, BleepingComputer est un forum d'entraide informatique en Anglais, et donc si tu veux reçevoir de l'assistance ici, il va falloir travailler en Anglais. Si tu veux, je peux te recommender un autre forum dans la même organisation que BleepingComputer (soit UNITE) qui est en Français et ou tu peux reçevoir le même type d'assistance. C'est Security-X.https://forum.security-x.fr/Si tu décides d'aller là-bas pour reçevoir de l'aide, laisse-moi le savoir ici s'il-te-plait.Merci!

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Hey guys,
I tried installing windows 10 x64 english (my language is slovakia) but everytime WU download slovak drivers (gpu,audio..)
Is here someway to get english drivers?

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I do not read Japanese and I'm having trouble installing the English MUI. To be honest, I'm not certain I have the right MUI. Anyone able to walk me through the process? Many domos!

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HI

Good day,I just want to ask if it is possible to install 2 windows 7 OS on the same computer? Cause I have a pc with Windows 7 Chinese OS preinstalled but hoping that I won't have to delete that OS and instead install an English version of Windows 7,I was hoping to dual boot it,is it possible and if it is can you help me on step by step on how to do it? many thanks

A:Installing Windows 7 english

Yes, it's easy.

Just make a partition for your new install.

Boot the install dvd - foolow instructions and point the installer at your new partition.

The only issue you may have - as that is an oem machine - you probably have 4 partitions already on there.

If you post a screenshot of Disk Management window - someone will show you how to get rid of the annoying 100mb partition ( assuming you have one ).

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

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All,
I am on travelling away frm home, my laptop has viruses which were removed after mcaffee installation but windows is v sluggish now. I wanted to install xp again, setup downloaded from web(cd not with me), I have tried 4 diferent XP setup but each started installing in potuguese lanaguage. Can i change it to english by any way? or still I need a diff setup for english, thanks.
Regards,
 

A:XP setup installing in portuguese, i want english

WHERE are you downloading setup downloaded from web(cd not with me) from?
are you speaking of the win xp?
 

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Hi, fellow Windows 7 Users. I have two Keyboard Layouts on my system. EN English (United Kingdom) and JP Japanese (Japan). For no reason, United States pops up there and I cannot remove it in the Keyboard Layouts. This system was bought in the UK and has a UK Keyboard Layout, this has nothing to do with the United States Keyboard Layout. Why does this keep popping up? And how can I stop this? Thanks in advance!

A:EN English (United States) Keeps Installing Itself!

Hi, I started having the same problem on my computer recently, for no reason. I also have JP Japanese (Japan) installed (along with French, which is also the language of my OS) however I've had it installed for more than a year.

Did you eventually find a solution to your problem or does someone have ideas now given that we both have Japanese installed?
Thanks

PS: you can remove it by installing EN Enlgish (United States) and deleting it, but it will come back anyway next time you restart your computer or use the alt+shift shortcut.

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I bought my laptop while I was working in South Korea; it came with Windows Vista Home Premium Korean edition pre-installed (and obviously I don't have the disc for that). My Korean is nowhere near up to the task of using Windows in Korean, so I want to change it to English. As far as I can tell, I'll need to install the English Vista Home Premium ... Am I right? Will it just be as simple as buying the Upgrade version and running it?
 

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I just bought a Notebook PC in Japan and it came with Japanese Windows XP Home Edition. I would like to install English Windows XP on the PC. I don't need the Japanese version.

I have 2 English Windows XP CDs: Home upgrade and Home OEM.

How can I install the English version on to the PC with Japanese version of Windows XP Home edition?

Is it also possible to maintain the Japanese version and operate with the English version? If yes, how can it be done? The PC has 2 HDDs: C and D.

I will very much appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Installing English Windows XP on PC with Japanese XP

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Hi,

I got a German version of XP in the hopes it would work with the serial key on the English machine..... This wasnt the case.

Its pretty frustrating as it was a mate who works for microsoft got me the copy, but didnt give me a key.

Its a volume copy and i cant even find a serial that would potentially work.

Gonna ask microsoft about it but dont think they'll be willing to give me any joy on this one.

Any thoughts?
 

A:Help on installing a german copy of XP on an English XP machine...

We don't allow hacking discussions.

Purchase a legal copy.
 

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hi guys,

is this possible?

I have 1 english download (not installed yet since i am upgrading the hardware and want to wait), and 3 licenses dutch.

I changed my mind and want 2 x english installed, so is this possible:

to load Windows 8 english version and activate with the dutch code?

that way i can easily use Easy File transfer for all the apps already on the first computer for the seond one.

Unfortunately one cannot use Easy File Transfer between computers with different language.

thanks

Jeff

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Hello and thanks to the community in advance for the help!

I have the following situation. I bough a new PC (Acer), with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. As you can imagine is full of crap I dont need. This installation is in German.

I downloaded a new OEM copy, of the same OS, this time in English, and my question is, if it is possible to install the OS in English, with they that comes with the computer, that is, with the german version.

Thanks a lot in advance for your answers!

A:Installing new Windows 7 Home Premium in English, with german copy

Anyone? A tip or idea .... is this possible???

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Ever since I have installed Office 2007, my Outlook Express has lost the English Dictionary for spell check. The only dictionary available for spell check is French.

How do I resolve this issue?

Thanks and regards.
UnsportingSam
 

A:English Dictionary in Outlook Express lost after installing Office 2007

Try Spell Checker for OE. It's free, small and works well.
 

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Hello everyone,

Recently I bought a new computer to my wife, and it has French Windows 7 x64 bit preinstalled on it. As she speaks French/Russian I added a Russian layout in Windows (please note that originally Windows 7 came as French edition).

Now, when she visits Le Monde.fr : Actualit?s ? la Une web site the special characters are not properly shown in IE8. For example, in words, the letter ? becomes й etc.

If she runs Google Chrome browser, everything is working just fine. However, she dislikes Chrome, so I am forced to solve the problem with IE8.

If I choose in IE8 a Western Europe locale I can see proper characters in words, but! I don't want to choose locale each time there is a bug with IE8!

How can I solve the issue?

Please help. Merci.

A:Windows 7 French edition: IE8 can't "see" french pages

You just need to set your language options in IE in your preferred order... and if you are going to use cyrillics at all you must have the far eastern language fonts too (as odd as that sounds... d'accord/harosho?)...

Control Panel > Internet Options > Language Button (it's in the first tab...) and set French, Russian, English in their ORDER of personal importance...

Dites moi si c?la change qq'chose...

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