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Language on my computer changed from English to English and (I believe) Arabic

Q: Language on my computer changed from English to English and (I believe) Arabic

I was doing a crossword puzzle online and all of the sudden a couple of windows flashed across the screen and the language changed from all English to a mixed English and Arabic (I believe). The menu bar at top of screen is gone too. HELP!

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Preferred Solution: Language on my computer changed from English to English and (I believe) Arabic

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A: Language on my computer changed from English to English and (I believe) Arabic

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)"

I would be a little leery that something malicious may have been installed on the computer to cause this unwanted change. You may want to update and run any AV and or anti-malware programs you may have installed.

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after resetting my pc, text were all written in arabic, pls i want to change it back to english language

A:how to change from arabic to english language in my hp pro 3...

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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Hi,

A friend of mine has Windows XP SP2. But its in arabic. Is there anyway to convert it into English. We tried going to Control Panel and Language Options but no English was available there.

Is reintsalling XP the only option? Thanx in advance
 

A:Change Language from Arabic to English

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Hello I want to buy orginal keyboard english only or english/arabic with silver frame with backlit feature for lenovo z50-70 core i7I am from egypt Please help me  Thanks

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Hello. I'm an American living in Saudi Arabia. I just bought a Toshiba ultra book. It is very sleek and nice. But everything shows up in Arabic when I use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. The default language in the control panel is already in English. The location is USA. The desktop is in English. But browsing is all in Arabic. I don't want it to translate...I want all the browsing to be in English. HELP!
 

A:Change Browser Language and Interface from Arabic to English

In chrome check Settings > Advanced Settings > Languages (or their Arabic equivalents).
In IE - Internet Options > General > Languages.
 

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I am trying to help a friend with his computer. Problem is he has a laptop running windows vista that is set up in arabic, that is the filenames, the settings options and everything appears in arabic. It is not just the keyboard input, which is set up to use different languages through the regional and language settings in the control panel. I dont understand arabic, so is there a way to make the computer start displaying everything in english so that I can see what going on, and then have a way to set it back to being arabic? When I say set it back to arabic, i mean the display language, the input language, the internet explorer window so that the x appears in the top left and not the top right.

how can i do that
 

A:Need to convert an arabic displaying computer to english

click the start button, go to "كونترول بانل" (which is the control panel), then navigate to "كلك، لانغواج اند "رجين(which is the Clock, Language, and region), then go to "ريجينال اند لانغواج أبتينس" (which is regional and language options), a new window opens. click on the "ادمنستراسيون" (which is the administrative tab-or the last tab, 4th tab over), then click on the شنج سيستم لكل (which is change system locale), then your presented with the a drop down box, scroll down to : انجلش ( English if its presented like this, or English).

Hope this helps,

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and i have no idea why. she is trying to do year 12 assigments that are due and is angry so i need to find out how to fix this. please any help is appreciated.

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I am trying to help a friend with his computer. Problem is he has a laptop that is set up in arabic, that is the filenames, the settings options and everything appears in arabic. It is not just the keyboard input, which is set up to use different languages through the regional and language settings in the control panel. I dont understand arabic, so is there a way to make the computer start displaying everything in english so that I can see what going on, and then have a way to set it back to being arabic?

A:Need to convert an arabic displaying computer to english

If it's Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate, you can get Multilingual User Interface Pack: http://windows7center.com/tutorials/how-to...acks-mui-packs/

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I have a new Windows 8 laptop with a US keyboard. When I set the display language as English (United Kingdom), it says "Unavailable in this version of Windows". Please tell me how to use English (United Kingdom) as Windows display language with an English
(United States) keyboard layout.

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Hi there,
When choosing the Win 10 install I am given these options:
Select Language: English (United Kingdom), English (United States)

are there any major differences? apart from the obvious one - certain words are spelt differently...

thanks!

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I thought I had the answer and I'm so disappointed. I just don't have anymore ideas.

At a lot of sites I get this sort of thing:

HTTP/1.1 200 Ok Set-Cookie: BIGipServerAncestry.com=1141876928.20480.0000; expires=Sun, 26-Mar-2006 02:31:28 GMT; path=/ Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 02:01:29 GMT Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 p3p: CP="CAO DSP COR DEVa TAIa OUR BUS UNI NAV INT PRE" X-Powered-By: ASP.NET X-AspNet-Version: 1.1.4322 Set-Cookie: ATT=vQTICI-IfklV4pbBUB08ZG*CvPQyFIDAClRCAM; path=/ Set-Cookie:

That's just an example. I thought Microsoft Word was corrupted because if I tell the computer to search for something I get a message that Mirosoft Word 2002 is installing. After I hit escape abt three times it stops trying to install and goes away. If I just let it try to install it tells me it can't install. If I go to Uninstall Programs and tell it to uninstall Word it tells me it has to have the disc in order to uninstall. I don't have the disc it wants. So I installed Microsft Office XP Standard in hopes that it would delete all of the old stuff as it installed but apparently it didn't and I still have the problem.

Before that I thought Internet Explorer was the problem so I installed Firefox. It doesn't happen if I minimize the aol window, double click Firefox and go that way. But it still did it if I went through aol. I set Firefox as the primary browser and it still happened when I went through aol. So I took Internet Explorer off of the compu... Read more

A:Computer Language Instead Of English

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I finally recovered my E-mail address which was hacked. But the page is in Arabic. How can I change it to English?

A:Change from Arabic to English

Another issue is still there. I need to changa a phone number to receive security code because the number on file is out of date. There is no option for me to change it.

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Hi all you savvy experts,

I recently bought a Toshiba Laptop in Saudi Arabia. It came pre-installed with an Arabic version of windows 7.

I have managed to change most of the language options to English under the control panel, but the core of windows is still Arabic, I see this with the welcome message in the beginning and some install/uninstall and error messages.

After contacting Microsoft support, they said that I should contact the manufacturer (Toshiba) and ask for a new OS in English.

Can anyone help me?

Kind regards,
Francois

A:Arabic to English Windows 7

Hi

As far as I know you have two options:
1/try to order original recovery installation disc on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
2/you must install own OS version using original Microsoft installation disc

If you use option 2 you must buy Microsoft disc and pay valid licence for it. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can download from Toshiba download page http://www.toshibamea.com/en/Download-Files

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Hello,

I was uninstalling some non-Microsoft products. When I restarted the computer the English Language seems to have been deleted as well. So for every English text such as shortcuts, start menu and explore - they are symbols.

Does any one know how to fix this problem?

Thank you for your help

A:Removed the English language from my computer

G'Day pineapple, and Welcome to TSF!

Try this....

Go Start > Control Panel > Classic View > Regional Settings and Language > you should be able to alter the language to English [Australia: UK: US etc.].

Once you have completed the adjustments, you might have to reboot the computer for them to take effect.

Give this a try and post back with the results.

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How do I reset my computer to English?

A:My computer is not in English How do I change it back to English?

Hi,
The following document may help you:
Install or change a display language
Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate
or Windows 7 Enterprise

 
Best Regards
DalePlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I changed the OS language to English, but Dell updates are still showing up in Japanese. Help?

A:Changed Windows 10 OS Language to English from Japanese But Dell Updates Still in Japanese?

Where did you buy the computer?  Did it come with Japanese as default?  If you bought it in Japan its possible they installed the Japanese language only versions of the Dell programs and you would be stuck with them.  You could go to the support page for your computer and download the English versions if there are any.

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Is there an Arabic / English keyboard J9N56UA HP Pavilion 17-f113dx?

A:Arabic / English keyboard J9N56UA HP Pavilion 17-f113dx

@Rqaqish Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04427554 Start on page 20. REO

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I've just upgraded from IE7/Vista SP1, x86, ITA to IE8.
Everything works fine except one thing: IE8's Live Search accelerator to tranlsate text is in arabic-english as default instead of the expected english-italian. If I change to english-italian settings won't be saved.

If I use InPrivate browsing or disable Protected mode it's ok instead.

This problems has been already reported by other users some months ago with the betas: Microsoft Translator Official Team Blog : IE8 Beta 2 - Translation Accelerator

A:IE8 bug: default accelerator for translations Live Search in arabic-english

Solved!
Have had to delete EVERYTHING from Tools/Delete Browsing History, EXcluding only first checkmark option!
Deleting cookies more and more times was not enough!

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using Google translate I translated "Zekrom Black is in Kuwait" into Arabic because I am making a picture in photoshop about friend's archeology intern in Kuwait so the title was going to be that in Arabic. but Windows 7 is copying the translated text backwards, even in notepad, it goes right when I hit the left arrow until it hits the word "Zekrom" (Zekrom is at the wrong spot in the pasted text (different than Google)) then Windows 7 goes in the right direction.

how do I get Windows 7 to paste the text properly and go the right direction?

A:Windows 7 copies and pastes mixture of Arabic & English letters backwa

Anybody??

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Can anyone help me with this problem?
 

A:Unknown language display of menus for English language setup!

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I have been installing Portuguese PhotoStory 3 on my windows 7 machine.

It install OK. I reboot. When I invoke Photostory 3 I am expecting to find it in Portuguese, ... but its still in English.
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 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 ?

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

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OHello,
I have Windows Vista Home SP2,
I need to change PC language from Norvegian to English,

Thank you.

A:My Windows Vista is Norvegian language, I need English language.

If you have the multi language installation disc, you can change the language during a reinstallation. If it is a Norwegian only, then you are stuck unless you can borrow an English installation disc and activeat with the key that is on the COA sticker (on the bottom of the laptop).

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Hi there,

I am learning a different language and want to be able to type in it plus enter characters on my on-line course. I would also like to see the keyboard layout so I know how to get the special characters. Is this possible? And if it's really obvious, apologies for being thick...

Thanks!

A:How do I add a language other than English to my pc

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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Well I am sure someone has asked this before but I have found multiple different answers and want to be sure not to mess up my system.

We moved to Germany about 5 months ago and we were in need of a new laptop. Without thinking twice I went down to the computer store and picked on up with Vista Home Premium. Never thinking that I would not be able to switch it to English without and issue. Well no I have an issue

Here is what I have found. Both of these websites claim to either have the LIP or an easy way to convert without VISTA Ultimum. Can someone verify for me that these sites are valid and it will not place a virus on my system.

Windows Vista Language Interface Packs (LIP)
and/or
Vistalizator - change display language in Vista Home and Business

Thank you,
Phwah

A:English Language

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

I wouldn't trust anything to change languages in Home Premium or Business, because there has to be SOMETHING wrong with it.

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I live in belgium and naturally buy my hardware here. I don't, however, like to install my sotware in dutch as it's much easier to solve problems in english.
This means that I install an english windows 7 on my pc and I install english versions of software as wel.

Now, even though I do all this, I still get text in dutch both from the system and from software. For example, some error messages from windows itself are in dutch.

Can anyone explain to me how this is possible and how i can change it? It must have something to do with the hardware but when I install software in english, I expect it to be in English!

A:English installs on an english windows still in dutch

I don't think the hardware has anything to do with it. Question is whether you truely installed an English version. If that was an OEM installed Dutch Win7, then it is not part of the 5 language version (En, Fr, Ger, Span, JPN). You need a 5 language version installation disk to get full English. How did you actually install the "English version" - from what source.

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Hello everyone, my first post here, i hope you can help.

My girlfriend has a new-ish laptop that came with Windows 7 Home Premium, and recently it had some issues. The issues have got worse and it turned out to be a stuffed drive, out of warranty, its basically stuffed.

I got a new HD and installed it, but when i went digging for the Windows disc that came with it i couldn't find it. Some googling tells me that this laptop does not come with any install discs (seriously, wtf?!) only some manuals and other paper work. There was however a recovery drive which i assume was a partition for re-installing windows and the rest of the included bloat ware.

Without a Windows 7 disc we could not install it on the new drive, so i downloaded an ISO on my machine and created a DVD, but the idiot i am, i downloaded it in the wrong language. I didn't notice the NL at the end of the file, which im assuming is Netherlands? Please excuse my language ignorance if im wrong.

I know downloading software is wrong, i dont need a lecture. I'm just not going to pay for another copy of Windows 7 because the scumbag laptop manufacturer wont even include a bloody install disc!

I have the product key of course, luckily the sticker on the bottom of the laptop was still visible.

Sure i could download another ISO, but being bad once is enough for me and our net is pretty slow, it took 4 days to DL this copy!

Hope someone can help!

A:Windows Installation Not in English, Can I Force It To Run In English?

I would download or borrow an English language Windows Seven DVD. Install it with no product key. You have 30 days to evaluate. Also you can extend that period several times. It's not illegal. See this tutorial:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

By that time you should be able to determine you have everything working and can then find out what you need to do for activation to keep it permanently.

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I need help changing the OS into English.  Right now it's displaying most of it in a foreign language.
I tried the suggestions in video tutorials/articles.  I have set English to default (it's at the top).
I've gone to region settings also and everything there is set to English (US) in all the tabs.
I rebooted the computer and it's still not in english, meaning when I go into start menus/options or if I go into properties it's all in a foreign language.
 
Any help?

A:Change to English Language

Have you tried re-downloading the English language pack? 
 
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/b8/2012/02/21/using-the-language-you-want/

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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 :

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I recently purchased a used acer laptop, and it operates with a russian version of windows vista. I need to get an English language pack for vista home premium. Any idea where I can find this??
 

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I have a problem in windows xp where all the print options for each installed printer are in portugese.
The rest of the os is in english, and the regional settings are all english uk.
Has anyone ever come across anything like this, Even if you re-install the drivers or xp itself??
really weird.......

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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 :

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hey iam on a dell inspiron 6000 (gifted from a friend, and its an ireland make) however when i first booted this laptop everything showed up perfectly in english.

its been 1.5 yrs now.. recently i had a hard reboot and cfc did some serious file dumps before starting xp and once xp loaded after that my entire documentsandsettings/user profile was wiped out and i noticed that i have some icons in the control panel etc and system dialogue boxes (file properties boxes etc) in a foreign language although i have selected English-US in the regional settings why so ?

does it have any connection with the WMI service ? it doesnt start because the path is set to the system32/wbem directory whilst the actual files are in windows/wbem ? (i guess it was in system32/wbem before that horrible crash.. since there are some 4-5 files lying there but not all of them), probably i can add the path of the new location of wbem in the environment variables and then would work, but why is it there and the services.msc tries to start it from the windows/system32/wbem folder ?

90% of the system shows english language it just in certain areas that it shows the foreign language.

iam on Windows XP SP2, and i have scanned my pc for viruses and i dont have any.
 

A:Wierd Language despite selecting English-US

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

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help! the language settings for my computer is US english but i don't know what happened, the calendar is in, i think, kanji. my other program's are in english though, just that calendar and limewire are showing in kanji.. and i don't understand that! i need those programs in english, not in kanji.. could it be caused by a virus?.. the setting are really in english

A:Language Is Supposed To Be English But Now Is In Kanji

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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Hi, I need to know one thing. I have been trying to remove US English language from Windows 7, but I am unable to do so. When I use this path, Region and Language / Keyboards and Languages, and then tap on Install / uninstall languages, there's no option to select and remove US English.
I have removed it from the Text services and Input languages settings, but it keeps appearing on the language bar, which is at very least irritating
Is there any way I can permanently remove the US English language from the OS? I would very much appreciate a response in this matter.

Have a look at the attached screen-shot, if it's of any help!

Saurav.

A:How to permanently remove US English language from Win 7?

It might be because Microsoft is a US company and the de facto language of Windows is US English.

Not that that solves your problem, but that might be an explanation as to why you can't get rid of it.

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I download a registry cleaner and ran a system check with the software. After I rebooted, instead of showing english, it was showing symbols . any idea how to fix this problem?
 

A:Symbols showing instead of English language

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

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.

Keep in mind that they will always find "errors" to fix, even on a fresh Windows install! In itself, this should be enough to convince non-believers...

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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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)

edit

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:

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Hello Everyone,
As I travel to the north on regular occasions, I bought a Lenovo G585 laptop in Spain, where I live. It had W.7.Home Premium installed in Spanish.
I have now upgraded it with the free installation of W.10.
As with all things downloaded in Spain, there is rarely a choice to obtain the download in English.
After the download I found a way to change the language into English.
That done, the keyboard no longer responded correctly!
I am also not able to use the search facility Cortana as it is unavailable in Spain.
Is there any way that I can have the W10 OS language in English AND make the keyboard respond to its designed (Spanish) keys?

(I am writing this on my desktop which has W7 Ultimate in English installed!)

Thanks in advance for any advice,

Regards,

Colinito.

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.

For Cortana to work you need your language, region and speech have to be the same - it doesn't care about the keyboard. If your language is US English you'll need to make sure you set your region to US as well. As region affects things like search results and news I leave mine where I am and don't use Cortana but it is up to you - I've just not found a use for it yet.

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I have it set up with English display language and Norwegian for keyboard. After a restart its reverted back to English keyboard and I have to manually change it.

I have turned off sync between other win 8 machines, since that initially messed things up, but it still does this.

In Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region\Language English layout with Norwegian keyboard is set at first, and region is set to Norway.

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This is a new problem when I type in Spanish. I do not think I had this issue before. When I type words in Spanish such as "mejor" which means better, it is automatically changed to "major" which of course means something entirely different. This happens with many words, another example is "haciendo" (which is a tense of the verb to be); it is changed to "hacienda" which is something like a type of house and so on. Most of the words are underlined in red. I already tried adding the language bar for Spanish, but all that does is change the keyboard as well as the names of the folders from English to Spanish, which is not what I want. I want to write properly in English without going back to check word by word. Can anyone help???Thanks, Ana

A:Language Issues (Spanish/English)

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.

Not knowing which word processor you are using, please consult the manual and / or help files of the word processor to find out how to turn Spanish spell check and dictionary on.

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.

Kari

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Hello Everyone,
As I travel to the north on regular occasions, I bought a Lenovo G585 laptop in Spain, where I live. It had W.7.Home Premium installed in Spanish.
I have now upgraded it with the free installation of W.10.
As with all things downloaded in Spain, there is rarely a choice to obtain the download in English.
After the download I found a way to change the language into English.
That done, the keyboard no longer responded correctly!
I am also not able to use the search facility Cortana as it is unavailable in Spain.
Is there any way that I can have the W10 OS language in English AND make the keyboard respond to its designed (Spanish) keys?

(I am writing this on my desktop which has W7 Ultimate in English installed!)

Thanks in advance for any advice,

Regards,

Colinito.

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Hi I have just brought a new acer laptop . it runs on vista home premium. I realy need to change the language to English any ideas..... I have set the country and every thing up in english but every thing else remains in spanish...

A:change language from spanish to english

Hi,

Welcome To TSF.

Have you changed the language and region in control panel?

Jay.

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Is there a way in word or any other software that would do this?

Many thanks

BD
 

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 Hi everybody, I had to replace the battery of my Pavilion 500-512ng motherboard. Now the BIOS language is German. There is no option in the BIOS itself to change it back to English. How can I do that? Thanks ahead!

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I was given a computer by a neighbor running Win XP Home Edition, but it is all in Mandarin. I would like to change the language to English. Is there a way to do that? I tried several procedures I found online, but none of them worked, for various reasons.
 
One had a step-by-step method with detailed screenshots. It seemed like it might work, but all of the menus were in English, so they didn't match the Mandarin I saw on my screen.

A:How to change language from Mandarin to English

I would either:
 
a.  Contact person who gave you system and ask them to make changes required.
 
b.  Clean install an English version of XP.  IMO, this is the better option.
 
Louis

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i need to change the language on my current windows from polish to english. i'v tried doing it in control panel but that doesn't seem to work. pls help!!

A:changing the language from polish to english

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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