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Windows 7 Regional Settings and Office 2010 Language Settings

Q: Windows 7 Regional Settings and Office 2010 Language Settings

I need to know if the Windows 7 Regional settings has any affect on Office 2010 language settings. If so, how?


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A: Windows 7 Regional Settings and Office 2010 Language Settings

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, Heather.

Have a look here: Change the default language for Office programs - Outlook - Office.com

And here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...010354783.aspx

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I have some issues with the encoding of Hebrew subtitles in most software.
(Probably the ANSI script)

Meanwhile i got an alternative: In VLC, i picked MacHebrew, and it worked. but not all software allows you to pick the encoding script.
I tried unsuccessfully to pick Hebrew in 'Language for non-Unicode programs'.

I've also got all hebrew scripts checked:
10005 (MAC – Hebrew)
1255 (ANSI Hebrew)
20424 (IBM EBCDIC – Hebrew)
28598 (ISO 8859-8 Hebrew: Visual Ordering)
38598 (ISO 8859-8 Hebrew: Logical Ordering)
862 (OEM – Hebrew)
Is there any way to restore original language encoding scripts?

Is there a way to uncheck this box?


A:Windows XP Regional and Language Settings

Any ideas?

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Whenever I open up a .txt document and try to hit the key that adds this piece of text, " \ ", it gets replaced with a weird japanese type symbol. In the past, I know I fooled around with my Regional and Lagnuage settings, so I think it has to do something with that. Can someone help me?

A:I need help with my Regional and Language Settings!

In the regional and language options is english set for both standards and formats, then click the language tab make sure the default imput is english and the keyboard is set to english.

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Hi guys, Need some help here.
I tried to change my Language for non-Unicode programs to Chinese (Taiwan), but it keeps popping out a dialog saying ''Setup was unable to install the chosen locale, please contact your system Administrator.' And I am the admisnistrator. What is going on? Why i cant change it? Can anyone help? Thx in advance.

A:Regional and Language Settings.

Welcome to TechSpot

Check here for some info on this:


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This is the error message I get:

An exception occurred whilst trying to run C:\WINDOWS system32shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL

This occurred after reformatting my computer and updating service packs, drivers etc.

Any ideas as I've been scouring forums for the answer and followed all the advice given................?

A:Cannot access Regional & Language settings

Welcome- have you gone to the steps on this site?

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Hello. I really hope someone can help me with this, as I am starting to learn Japanese and would really like to have East Asian language support.

I am fully aware of how to go about installing the East Asian language pack, but for some reason, my Control Panel doesn't have the "Regional and Language Settings." I'm using Win XP, Professional Edition, SP2.

My father uses the exact same XP version/SP as me and it shows up perfectly fine on his computer. I'll attach a screenshot of what my control panel looks like for good measure.

Anyone have any idea why this isn't showing up, or even better, how I can get it to appear? Thanks.

A:Regional and Language Settings not appearing. Help?

Download and install Tweak UI:


Open Tweak UI > Control Panel > make sure intl.cpl - Regional Settings is checkmarked

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I have XP home edition and I am having a hard time finding Regional/language settings.

I was following a Microsoft help article about ctfmon.exe and it said to access it through START>CONTROL PANEL>TIME,DATE,LANGUAGE,REGIONAL SETTINGS.

Only thing I see is DATE/TIME no regional settings.

I am so embarrased..
What am I missing ?

A:Solved: Can't find regional/language settings

Start > Run intl.cpl

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I have created an automatted installation for Windows 7 via AIK and I am setting the UserLocale, UILangauge and Inputlocale for specific regions. I then saw this aritcle furthest below (see: "Apply regional and language settings to reserved accounts") and was
wondering if there are other autounattend.xml paramters that also need to be set to ensure these "reservered accounts" are set for the proper regions.
Please note: I want to keep the base language for Windows and the SQL Collation set to en-US, just the default users regional settings (UserLocale?), UI (UILanguage?) and keyboard (InputLocale?) settings need to be country specific.
In my Autounatted.xml file I have all the Locale settings set for en-US in the 1 windowsPE section. I believe these only apply for the actual installation process and not the final Windows deployed image. Is that correct?
I believe I need to set the locale setting in either the 4 specialized or 7 oodesystem pass to affect the installed system.
So to achieve, my desired resule, OS & SQL using a base en_US language and the default User, UI, and keyboard langauge being country specific, I would set the Microsoft-Windows-Internationas-Core_neutral settings as follows:
InputLocale to the specific country such as da-DK (Denmark)
SystemLocale is set to en_US
UILangauge is set to da-DK
Userlocale woud also be set to da_DK
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A:Apply regional and language settings to reserved accounts during silent autounattend.xml

Hi Jim,
 as you mentioned above it works, for more details reefer the below link
Thanks ,
Narayana Mandali 

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I Installed Office 2010 and this changed my Windows Update Settings Permanently.
I know it was due to some option I choose in the Office Installation ( cannot remember the name ), as I was able to avoid this issue with another Installation of Office 2010.
I want to reset my Windows Update to my previous setting prior to Office 2010 installation.
I have always chosen the Windows Update Option "Let me know of updates but chose when to download and install "
After installation of Office 2010 this is now set to "Never Check for updates" and the box is greyed out with no option to change and also now says "Some settings are managed by your system administrator". This was never the case prior to the Office 2010 install.Now I have to manually check for updates.
I have ran all the MS Fix It tools, etc and nothing has resolved issue.
I have now removed MS Office 2010 and the problem still remains.

A:Office 2010 installation has changed my Windows Update Settings

That looks like the screen you get from an Standard User account, rather than an Admin account.

I can tell you categorically that Office didn't make the changes you're seeing there. It may however be malware.

Please download and install Malwarebytes Anti-malware (free version) from http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ - UNtick 'Enable free trial of MBAM Premium' at the end of the installation - and update it, then run a full scan in your main account, and Quick scans in any other user accounts.

Quarantine everything it finds

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I have gone through all of the procedures in the Step-by-Step: Basic Windows Deployment for IT Professionals documentation and created a bootable Windows PE disk with ImageX containing Windows Windows 7 Enterprise. After Step 5 (Deploying from a Network Share) is completed, the documentation states the custom image is deployed on the destination computer and that it is ready for customer delivery. After exiting out of the Windows PE Command prompt window, the system reboots (at which point I remove the bootable Windows PE disk). During the boot process, I see the following screen dialog appear (in order as listed below):
Starting Services/ Setup is installing devices/ Applying system settings/ Restarting/ Starting Windows/ Preparing for first use/ Checking video performance
It then stops at the "Set Up Windows" screen where it has the 3 fields for Country or region, Time and currency, and Keyboard layout. My question is why is it stopping here (at the Regional settings) when the .wim file should contain those answers from my Autounattend.xml file used during the PE build that took place earlier? Am I missing something in one of my passes in the components of my answer file? During the PE and .wim file build process earlier on, it has no problem with these settings. I have listed my Autounattend.xml file below. Also, as a reference, I am using identical PC hardware for Technician and Reference (destination) computers. They are both Dell Optiplex 745 units... Read more

A:Windows 7 stops at Regional Settings screen

Sorry for late reply.
The Oobe.xml settings is located in %WINDIR%\System32\Oobe\Info folder.
For more references, please see:
Oobe.xml Technical Reference

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I run WIN 7, Office 2010

1. How do I view my contacts in a 'catagory list'?

Thank you

A:Solved: Office 2010-settings


and here: http://www.timeatlas.com/Email/Outlook/Organizing_with_Outlook_Categories

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I have MS Office 2010 installed on my computer that's running on Windows 7.

I've justed uninstalled the 64 bit version of Office and replaced it with the 32 bit version. To my delight, the settings all all still intact.

That means that all my customizations are stored somewhere in my computer. Does anyone know where it is saved. Then I can easily backup my settings.

A:Where is my Office 2010 settings stored?

Look for ".pst" files on your win drive. I can't remember off the top of my head where they are. Do a file search and you will find them.

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can annyone help me to change my language for all my microsoft office programs such as word,excel,outlook...

everything is in spanish and i dont know what to do


A:MIcrosoft office 2010 langauge settings?

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

The above link should help you.

If not... (for whatever reason)...

To change the language settings (one Office application at a time):

> - Start one of the Office applications, such as Word.
> - Look at the ribbon (top of application) and click on Review
> - Look for the button called Language, click on the arrow, then click on Language > Language Preferences.

You should be able to see how to edit the language.

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I am getting ready to reset my Gateway LT280u Netbook to Factory setting. Does this means when the settings are reset I have to get a new Product Key for Microsoft Office 2012 or can I use the old one?

A:Factory Settings vs Microsoft Office 2010

You will need to reinstall MS Office 2010 and activate it with the product key that came with the software.

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I have Office 2010 setup under Win 7 and have just installed it on a new Win 8 machine. I have transferred Excel's Personal.XLs,, Outlook''s Contacts and Address Book and Word's Templates to the Win 8 machine as well as Excel14.xlb. All 'took' except for the xlb. The menu, ribbon and QAT remain as they were installed. I need to get that straightened out as well as transfer all the Win 7 Options for Word, Outlook and Excel.

Can someone tell me how to do this?

Thank you.

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Hello Everybody!
Sorry for my bad English!
I would like to change the regional settings on about 300 machines.
Doing it manually is really slow.
How can I do it with just importing a .reg file(s)?
The result that I would like is

Windows XP

Windows 7

Thank you very much!

A:Changing Regional Settings with importing .reg files in Windows X (also in Windows 7)

Can you help me? Please!

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I have adjusted the Advanced Appearance Settings in Control Panel to make my window headings a little larger and bolder. The changes have worked well in all my programs except Office 2010 programs! These programs continue to show the original small, unbolded heading fonts. I have been told on another Windows 7 Forum that Control Panel changes will not work on Office programs, so is there another way to change the Title Bar headings in Office 2010 so that they are a little larger and bolder?

Many thanks

A:Applying Advanced appearance Settings to Office 2010

Take a look at Brink's tutorial:

Window Color and Appearance - Change

Go to Option 2, number 7.

This only works for "Classic" mode, not Aero.


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I am running Windows xp,and when I download and burn DVD"S they are in PAL format.
How can I change to NTSC format?
I read somewhere that I should go to Windows Regional Options Control Panel to make this change,but have had problems getting there.

A:Regional Settings For DVD's

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When I check "Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages" nothing happens.
I check the checkbox mentioned above in Windows Regional Settings in the Languages tab. I press ok or apply. I have the Windows CD inserted. I check Install files... and click Apply. The checkbox gets unchecked and no files are installed. It is supposed to install certain files but actually nothing happens. Any help? I have liscenced Windows XP Professional.

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Another quick problem if anyone knows.
I have a PC that is set to English (Ireland) in all sections of regional settings. And still the @ is swopped with the inverted comma. This is driving me mad.
Is this a bug?

Running Windows XP, no network attached, logging in locally.

A:Regional Settings

I wouldn't be surprised to see inverted special characters if the Regional Settings were set to an "Asian" or non-English locale. Could it be a bug? Possibly, but don't quote me on that...

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Even though control panel says regionalisation is UK doing a date in CMD shows that something else is going on. It returns a US date.

When i run the date command it returns :

The current date is: Wed 03/19/2010

But in regional settings it is set to :



A:dos vs. OS regional settings

First: Dos =! CMD
Date in CMD is not dependent on reg settings.

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I need to change regional settings to dd/mm/yyfrom d/mm/yy.I have English Australian as Language, when I change them in Regional setting I get a error (one or more characters you typed in this field are invalid.Try typing different characters)dose not respond to any the dates I check in Can you help.Regards Rob

A:Regional settings

Well. . . What's the difference between dd/mm/yy and d/mm/yy? Mistype maybe . .?

Anyways, how did you change the regional settings?

Try this way. .

Start > Run >Type intl.cpl > Regional Options Tab.

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Please help. Bit of a strange one.

I run a 16bit program which requires me to have my Windows set to English (United Kingdom) in order to run.

At present it is set to English (US). However when I try to change it, it appears as though it has changed, but when I go back into Regional Settings, it has automatically changed back to English (US).

Does anybody know of another option I havn't tried or is there another setting else where on the PC, causing the issue?

Please help

A:XP Regional Settings

I could be wrong but there are two settings when changing lanuage, one on the regional tab and one on the advanced tab then set Apply, then OK.

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Hi guys

Been a while since i posted here. Hope everyone is well
(i would say that though because i am about to ask for help )

I have a conundrum with regional settings and i was wondering if any of you are able to help me.

I want to change the currency symbol for the default language. This i can do. The problem is, i want it to stick so when i change to another format for a day and then change back it doesnt revert back to the default currency.

An example is if i change the English (UK) currency to (*) and apply it and then change to English (USA) and then back to English (UK) the currency will go back to being £

I did find this ...


but that only wonks on Vista and server 2008 and i need to do this on an XP machine and a server 2003 machine.

Anyone know of a way to do that?
Thanks in advance

A:Regional settings

no one?

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Today I changed the regional settings for my keyboard from English into Icelandic on my computer. This is something that I have done on other computers before and never any problems, I can switch between the languages with alt+shift depending on if I am using English or Icelandic.

There was a power failure and when I started up the computer I could not log in with ctrl+alt+del. I have a wireless keyboard and I made sure to change batteries to exclude that batteries were the problems. The connection was not bad either since my wireless mouse works fine.

I next restarted the computer and pressed F2 and went into the computer setup and there the keyboard worked perfectly so there is clearly some problem with the keyboard and windows.

I connected another keyboard to the computer and with exactly the same results, no way to logging in.

The only thing that I can imagine to have caused this is the language change in the regional settings but I don't know why or how that may have caused this.

PLEASE, can anyone help me with this.

With thanks,

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When I check "Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages" under Windows Regional Settings in the Languages tab nothing happens. I press ok or apply. It is supposed to install certain files but actually the checkbox gets unchecked and no files are installed. Any help? I have liscenced Windows XP Professional. I have the Windows CD inserted.

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I noticed sometime last week that my time in the system tray had changed to Military (Nautical) time. I wondered at the time what could have caused it, but didn't have much time to think about it. Last night I finally looked into the regional settings and fixed it. Today I went into QuickBooks, and noticed that the date was in European format. I'm not sure what could have caused this, but it seems really strange. I am posting my HJT log, can someone look at it and see if I have something strange in my system.

Thank you

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 05:52, on 10/05/06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\Webex\319\atnthost.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\Webex\319\RAAGTAPP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERS... Read more

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Please help! I am American, speaking only English. My Regioanl settings, in addition to the buttons in the Close Programs Window, displays in Swedish. Also, when I have an error (for example, a Kernl32.dll error) THAT screen is completely in Swedish. I ran multiple spyware programs (adware, spybot, xoftspy, and spysubtract), virus programs (ZoneAlarms, pandasoft, f-secure, and tds-3), and registry fix programs (registry mechanic and registryfix) to no avail. I went into Control Panel -> Regional Settings and the settings say "Engelska (amerikansk)". Any suggestions? I saw the assisstance someone else received from this site, someone having a similar problem with Office 2000. I am running Windows 98SE 4.10.2222 A.


A:Control Panel - Regional Settings

Just to clear up a point, you say you went into Regional Settings where it says 'Engelska (amerikansk)'.

Did you attempt to change that setting to 'English (United States)'--or whatever--from the pulldown menu in the Regional Settings window?

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I need to find the reg key for regional settings. I found the keyboard (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ keyboard layout\ preload) entry but cannot find the key for 'regional settings - standards and formats'. Any info or direction would be great.... thanks!!

A:[Resolved] Registry Key For Regional Settings

The key is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International. At the Locale value, you see a number, which represents the ID for that user's locale. To view a complete lists of all available locale IDs, see Intl.inf at %SystemRoot%\Inf.

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First I had Accuweather as my weather gadget (3rd party), but I kept having my sidebar go up to 500+ megs which is not normal at all... So I uninstalled it, thinking it might be a memory leak due to a badly designed gadget. I thought I would try the MSN gadget supplied w/Vista.

My OS language is English, but I am localized in Switzerland (regional settings). The MSN gadget tells me "Service not available in your language or region". I can go to the MSN weather site and get the same info... there's nothing secret or restricted about it...

If I switch my localization to USA, the gadget suddenly works. If I switch it back, it stops working again...

How stupid is that?


Never mind, I found a bunch of articles relating to the problem. Still stupid, though. Guess I'll try the patch. So, is this a deliberate action on the part of MS, or is it just a three year "oversight"?

A:MSN Weather gadget - regional settings...

Well that didn't work, maybe the patch I found isn't correct, it not only wouldn't run the weather, but the currency exchange gadgets stopped working too... --ch

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I'm looking for a solution to prevent my AD users from changing the regional and language settings.
But my boss doesn't want it to be done by a Policy script, is there any other possibility like registry settings or whatever??


A:how to prevent users from changing regional settings

Your boss doesn't want you using group policies in AD?
why not? Your issue is exactly what GPOs are for

are the users administrators on their pcs?

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I need to somehow change the keyboard language and regional settings of around 90 computers to english UK - they are currently all set to english US.

I'm not sure what has switched them to US, they only seem to have switched recently.

They are a mixture of 2000 and XP.

I found a bunch of registry entry's with all these settings in, but changing those doesn't actually set it to UK or change the keyboard setting.

I'm on active directory, would a group policy do it?
Just we don't have access to make or assign those, although I could probably ask for it if that would fix it.

Thx a load for any help!

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Hello all,

I have written commercial software that accumulates data from a pilot installation and saves this (in a nutshell). It works all well, HOWEVER when someone has a windows version with different regional settings it saves data with a comma as decimal separator instead of a period. E.g. 3,14 instead of 3.14

This becomes a problem when interpreting data, as I save data in a .csv file with, yes, a comma as delimiter.

So what I want: Include in the installer a registry key or something else that will automatically change this on windows 7/vista if the user has different settings.

How can I achieve this.

A:Regional settings: period as decimal separator

OK I already solved it, the values are under: this user\control panel\international in the registry.

Do users always have permission to change these settings?

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I need to setup a batch file to change a users Date Format in her regional settings each time she runs an application. I have not done this before and I am having trouble finding any commands/code to do this.

Can anyone help?


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when I install language pack on windows 7 ultimate  wil also microsoft office 2010  change to the language I installed or office has its own language pack.


A:when I install language pack on windows 7 ultimate wil also office 2010 which is installed change to the language I installed ?

Office 2010 has ite own langage pack.
You can check this post
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/24433/how-to-add-other-languages-to-office-2010// Yannick Plavonil
blog: Deploiement Windows
twitter: @yplavonil

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At the office we are Running Vista Home premium (why not business? Beats me!)

Anyhow, being in Montréal, Canada, the OS is set up using French(Canada) regional settings. This setting formats the currency to $ 9 999 999,99 instead of $ 9 999 999.99 (Notice the comma instead of the dot)

The only problem is when using a specific software, the SW requires the traditionnal English setting. I use to run batch files to change specific behaviors in 95/98/XP, but I'm very rusty at dos commands. Can someone give me pointers?


A:Changing Vista's regional settings through a batch file.

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I am from Sweden, so my default language setting (keyboard layout) is Swedish.
For some reason Windows 8.1 changes this setting to English.
I have tried to install and then uninstall the English keyboard layout (so that Swedish is the only one available) but Windows doesn't care if the layout is actually installed or not. Here is a screenshot:


Windows changes this setting on a whim, it seems to happen the most when starting up the computer. I had this problem with Windows 8 as well.

Anyone know how to fix it?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 8.1 changes language settings by itself

i have the same issue now since the latest update....and even in my settings i have only 2 keyboard languages and oddly when i boot it changes my layout completely..and i have like 5 different languages..

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Good morning,

I'd like to get some informations about the language settings of Windows 7.
I'm a student in France, so I'm able to benefit from the students offer. The only problem is that, apparently, since I'm in a french university, I'll get a french upgrade of Windows 7, although I prefer it in English :/

So my question is, would I be able to change the system's language from french to english, knowing that I already have an english version of Vista Premium installed? Can we install the language packs (LIP) on this W7 Premium?
I've searched throughout this forum, and I saw some tricks that consists in changing a few variables in some register files, is that really reliable, and would it be harmless to my PC? (I don't want to risk messing it up ).
Thanks for your time.

A:Windows 7 language settings

Hello Elyas,
I am sorry to say that there is no way to change the language in Windows 7 for any version other than Ultimate.

I have another idea, though. Try calling Microsoft and asking to buy the student offer from them. Tell them that you want the English version of Windows 7 Professional for $30. The worst that will happen is they say no.

Hope this helps,

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I found this official link 1 hour ago after searching for 2 years.

I own an Office 2007 Student Pack in Italian - but I'm used to excel formulas in English,
and to have all Office in English. The interface being in Italian it's a pain.

Microsoft 2 years ago discontinued the support for language pack support,
I was pointing there to change interface every-time I had to reinstall.
The PC Main Disk crashed, and over the pain to do the full install of everything,
I discovered that I was stuck with an Italian Office !

Now they came back and offered a good solution ... full download of the older Office version ... any language.
(only 32 bit)

Hope it will help some other People out there !

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I found this official link 1 hour ago after searching for 2 years.

I own an Office 2007 Student Pack in Italian - but I'm used to excel formulas in English,
and to have all Office in English. The interface being in Italian it's a pain.

Microsoft 2 years ago discontinued the support for language pack support,
I was pointing there to change interface every-time I had to reinstall.
The PC Main Disk crashed, and over the pain to do the full install of everything,
I discovered that I was stuck with an Italian Office !

Now they came back and offered a good solution ... full download of the older Office version ... any language.
(only 32 bit)

Hope it will help some other People out there !

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I just installed Windows 7 on a new laptop (QWERTY) for my wife. Generally we like it very much - but one problem has emerged. I'm pretty certain I know the cause, but I'd love it if the solution wasn't a complete uninstall/reinstall!

When setting up Windows 7 I gave our location as France - primarily because that's where we live! One fairly rapid result was Windows 7 giving me a French keyboard, so I installed an English one, and got rid of the French.

Another was some error messages in French, even though English is the selected language.

But the real problem is in Excel. It won't recognise a number entered as 4.27 - it insists on the decimal point being a comma - 4,27 (as the French do, certainly with currency and probably with everything).

Enter a number using a decimal point, and it will appear OK, but won't be included in calculations. GREAT!

Is a reinstall the only option, or can I hack this to change it?

Many thanks, guys.

A:Solved: Windows 7 language/country settings

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I am using windowsXP and my laptop is IBM R50e.

I wish to change the settings in Control-Panel/Regional & Languages/Advanced/chinese PRC, but after selecting this option and pressing ok, the system prompt me to reboot, and after rebooting, it would ask me to choose "start windows Normally" or "Last known good configuration" etc.. etc. When I choose start windows normally, the system will reboot and ask me the same question again. However if I choose "Last known good configuration" then the system will bring me to windows, however if I choose this option being "Last known good configuration", then I doubt the new settings will take effect.

What must I do so that I can successfully change the settings to Control-Panel/Regional & Languages/Advanced/chinese PRC.


A:Solved: windowsXP-cant change settings to Control-Panel/Regional & Languages/Advanced/chinese

If you have a Full Operating System on CD then you can try this:

1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER (if none was set, leave it blank and press ENTER).
7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:

a. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message:
Total Identified Windows Install... Read more

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Windows Media Player 7.01

Recently, my copy of Windows Media Player changed its language settings from English to German without me doing anything. Now all the menus and help are in German! I would like to know what to do to turn the player back into English again?

I have already reinstalled the program ensuring it was an English version but it made no difference. I cannot delete it because it came with the operating system and it doesn't provide me with an add/remove program option.

Thanks alot in advance - this one has been really bugging me!

A:(Resolved) Windows Media Player language settings

what windows do you use? Have a look in the program files in windows explorer for the media player, are they in german too? If not you could just delete the actual player from within the media player folder (leave it in the recycle bin just in case for now) and then re-install your english one again to see if it replaces just the missing player, in english

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My friend is Korean (you'll see why I'm saying that in a second) and his entire computer is in Korean, and this is making it so that he can't install games like Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. He needs to change it on Windows XP to English. Any help?

A:Windows XP, regional and language...(RESOLVED)

Is this what you need?

Set up Windows XP for multiple languages

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I have deployed my system image copying my answer file (unattend.xml) in install.wim (%WINDIR%\Panther).
The installation is actually unattended, but setup still asks to select Language and Locale Settings even if they're specified in the answer file:
  <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"
Any idea?

A:[SOLVED] Applying Language and Locale Settings in unattended installation (Windows 7)

Settings path for WinPE is only processed when the PE is booted. Try using the same objects but in the OOBE pass instead.

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Hello All,
Please understand the scenario.

"We are developing a web based software that is used in FleetServices to process some driver and vehicle files, that contains activities (like driving, rest etc.). So the problem is that when i got a (driver/vehicle) file in German language and i try to transfer it to server, it fails if my regional setting is set to Greek Language. But i am able to transfer (driver/vehicle) file if my OS's Regional setting is other than Greek."

So my question is that why German language is not supported by operating system only if my regional setting is Greek (it is working fine if regional setting is other than Greek).

Is there a bug in Windows XP or Visual Studio 8 or we are doing something wrong.

If there German language is not supported by Greek OS then please refer my some url where such information is available which clearly speaks that this scenario is not at all supported. If it is supported then please tell me how to support it.

I would be very-very thankful to you.

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