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Change Window 7 Operating System language from English to French

Q: Change Window 7 Operating System language from English to French

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

Currently my settings are as I want them:

Display language : English
Input language : English (United States) - French
Format : English (United Kingdom)
Location : France

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

Is it possible to change this?

A:Change SYSTEM Language to English

Originally Posted by adamf


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

Currently my settings are as i want them:

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

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

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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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HelloI know that this may seems out of topic since it's not related to HP, but my system language is Ukranian and I want to change it back to English.Thank you

A:How to change system language to English?

revolutionbig wrote:HelloI know that this may seems out of topic since it's not related to HP, but my system language is Ukranian and I want to change it back to English.Thank youHi, Can you check if you could follow the steps below? http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03471369 HP PCs - Changing Languages (Windows 8)Finding and installing a language packChanging the display languageChanging the keyboard languageApplying the display language to more areas of WindowsUninstalling language packsThis document pertains to HP and Compaq computers and tablets with Windows 8.The language on an HP computer is part of the product design. For the best computing experience, purchase a computer that matches your primary language. If you already have a computer that does not match your primary language and you cannot find or install a Language Pack, you might be able to install a new full version of Windows that matches your primary language. caution:If you change the language and then contact HP Support, HP might not be able to help if the language is different than the language that shipped with the product. The language is part of the product design, and HP support services are set up to match the design of the product.In Windows 8, you can change the display language in apps, settings, menus, and other areas in Windows. People sharing a computer can each select different display languages for their user accounts, or one person can add multiple languages to one user... Read more

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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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Recently I bought a Dell notebook in China. Windows 10 (version 1511) was pre-installed in it. System language is Chinese. Before buying, I thought, I would be able to change the system language easily from Chinese to English by installing the language
pack. But, unfortunately it did not work. I don't know the Chinese language. How can I solve the problem?

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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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Is there a way to change the operating system language in XP.

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

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

A:change operating system language.

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Windows 7 Ultimate - Change Operating System Language

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I will buy a a laptop "HP Pavilion 15-bc001nt i7 (W10) Gaming W7R26EA" but it has operating system window 10 single Turkish langage, But I want to use it for English language. What can I do?How can I install "windows 10 English langage"? Thank you for your support.King regadshkoc   

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My father received a new computer while travelling for his job in Russia. And as lovely as that gift is, the whole thing works in Russian. Which means even the alphabet is different and we can't read a thing on it. After trying to understand how it works, I found how to change the language but it doesn't entirely change it. The only thing that changes is the language of the start-up menu. The rest is still in Russian and the alphabet is still in Russian.
And I really am not used to the new Windows 8 appearance so I can't even try to guess because everything is different from my computer.
So far, I've found out two things I should probably mention. First is that I can't just download the language pack because it's apparently already on the computer so the download button isn't available. Second, since it's in Russian, I can't update to the new Windows 8.1 version and all the explanations for this problem on the Microsoft website are only available for that version.
If anyone can help, please do ! I'd really appreciate it.
I hope my explanation was clear enough and if not, do feel free to ask me any question

A:Change language from Russian to French

The very first thing you or your father needs to do, is do a Military wipe on the hard drive, and install a known good issue of Windows on the machine.  Now of course it could still have a hardware based keylogger built into the machine, due to it did come from Russia, and unless your father has a reputable shop check the machine out, to make sure, I personally would not touch it for a buck, if it came from Russia.
Really you need to just tell your father to not use that machine, sell it and get one from a dealer or computer manufacturer that you can trust.

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

English :

Chinese :

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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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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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Hi,

I've Googled this problem but am getting conflicting views on how to solve this problem. I bought a laptop in Paraguay, with Windows 7 Pro pre-installed. I thought this would be handy and it was cheap as chips so bought it. Little did I know changing the language from Spanish to English would be such a chore. Is there a simple trick I'm missing?

I can get by but it would be so much easier to have it all in English. For instance, I just tried to put my camera's SD card in to the slot and it came up with an error message that I couldn't even read!

I don't have the Windows 7 installation disks...

Thanks in advance.

A:Need to change language from Spanish to English

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

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

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how do i change thedefault pc language from polish to english without having to reformat pc ? is there anywhere i can go to change it? help me

A:change pc language from polish to english ?help

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

Do you have the multilingual version of Windows installed, or the english version using a different input language?

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

A:Change language for WinXP to English

Dat said:

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

start/control panel/regional and language options.
.
 

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hello, so my primary language is spanish and I use google.com , it always shows everything I search in spanish but a couple days ago google changed to english results. I then checked and found out that deleting the browsing history makes google change back to spanish but today it changed to English again.
 
I dont have any google account logged in, I would like to know why it keeps changing? my location is in the U.S but this only happens in my laptop, in my dektop it stays in spanish no matter what, please help, thanks

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After my administrator account had corrupted (but I created a new one), my windows changed its menu and other program languages (such as "Start" it displayed in Thai). I tried the regional settings but it also didn't work. Does any one ancountered the same problem? How can I fix this? What do I need to doenload? I nedd to change it back to English.
Thank you
 

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

In Internet Explorer go to Tools/Internet Options and click on the Language tab then click on the Add tab and select English.
 

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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 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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hi,

i installed some language pack for chinese

now it defaults to chinese language whenever I installed an app like kmplayer etc..

I uninstall the pack but still doesn't work.

A:change default language back to english

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

Display Language - Change

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The laptop came with an european version of win 7 premium, and unfortunately there was no option for choosing language during first startup.

Is there a legitimate way to change language to english?

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

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

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

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I have tried to do this via the controlpanel but this does not resolve it.

Please can anyone help me?

Thank you,

dvtrv

A:Unable to change language from Spanish to English

Hello dvtrv,

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

Display Language

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I'm trying to change the XP "Regional/Language" from English to Spanish. After rebooting, it stays as English. The default now say's Spanish. I've even installed the language pack for Spanish from CD.
 

A:change Windows XP language fr English to Spanish

Hi,
Does this help at all?
 

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Hi,
I frequent visits to cybercafes and they are using windowsXP as the operating system and the language used is chinese. How do I change the language from chinese to english.
Thanks
 

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

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

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Tried every solution available online but unable to  Change default OS language from Chinese to English. In BIOS also selected English language but of no use. Kindly help

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Heya Guys

How are you doing? We are setting up a Vista Business Client for our Company. It is a test-station. We bought (deliberately) the operating system in english. Now my question:

I can't find files or patches to change the language in the Internet Explorer 7 from english to german... is ist possible to change the language at all?

Thanks for your help!

A:Change Language form english to german

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

The only language related options is via:

Control Panel, Regional and Language Options icon

And you have to download the optional languages you want supported.

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I am running an HP desktop computer with Windows 10. How can I change the default language from Spanish to English? I have gone to the Language/keyboards window and changed to English predetermined. But the computer starts searching for the language pack. Then, I get a message that "Only one language pack allowed," and nothing happens! 

A:How can I change the default language (Spanish) to English o...

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

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hi
i just got a laptop compaq presario 1247 it is polish language, does anybody know if i can or how do i change the language to english- many thanks- Stephen
 

A:compaq presario1247 change the language to english

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

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

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i have hp pavilion dv2500 but it purchase in spain. and the language in my laptop is espanol?how can i change it to english language? pls help thanks a lot











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

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

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I come accross this all the time.

My clients have machines in other languages than English.

I can change language settings once operating system is in English....

But how to change it when the language is NOT English TO English.

I can do this by looking at icons and guessing my way around, but it's a pain in the ass...

Isn't there a way to do this via command prompt?

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

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I have a friend that just purchased a new Gateway laptop and he needs to
change the language from English to Polish. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

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i just bought a new laptop from ebuyer uk, an Asus A7U-7P274C
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139075

when i turned it on the first installation screen gave me the options of german or italian, so i chose italian expecting to skim through the setup then change the language in the control panel. anyway i got to the control panel, got into the language settings and chose english (united states) but the display language is still italian.

ive searched countless forums and tried everything, i would update but the laptops not yet connected to the internet and i cant understand any of what its asking/telling me. help would be MUCH appreciated
 

A:vista in italian???, new laptop, change language to english

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

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Hello,

Can anyone tell me if i can change the language of windows vista from spanish to english? I have just bought a spanish pc and the OS is in spanish - doh!

Its got vista home premium. Some sites say that i just need to install the language pack, whereas elsewhere i have been reading that i need vista ultimate to download the MUI or LIP packs.

Can anyone cleverer than me clear this up?

thanks for any help.

Lee.

A:Can i change the language of vista home from spanish to english?

check for the language packs on windows update optional downloads

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Libretto W100-D10 which have an Italian version and would like to set it up initially into
English.

Any help or infos appreciated, thanks.

A:Libretto W100-D10 - Change OS language from Italian to English

Hi

As far as I know the Win 7 Home Premium was preinstalled on this notebook.
The OS language cannot be changed in Home Premium version.
Only the Enterprise and Ultimate editions support the Multilanguage pack.

So wither you would install a English version of the Win 7 Home Edition on your W100 or you would upgrade the Home Premium to Enterprise or Ultimate version and then you would install the English language pack

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how can i change the language spain to englisch
i just got the 5920g and the first time that i install windo vista
is in spain
and i bought it also in spain
how can i change the system in englisch
or how can i change window vist en englisch
i like everthing en englisch
can you help me please
can you explain it in steps
1.
2.
3.
etc...
thank you very much

A:how can i change language from spanishe to english with notebook 5920g

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

which is an LIP.

Then go to control panel, click on regional and language options. Then click on the keyboards and languages tab. On that there should be a list of display languages that you can install or something saying install display language. Choose English and install it. Then choose English on the Display Language menu. Hit ok and restart if necessary.

I hope that helps. :)

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As the title suggested, my start menu appear to be in chinese and I dont know how to change it back to english please help

A:Change language back to English on the start menu

1) Press Windows key+X+A. This will open administrative command prompt and type control.exe /name Microsoft.Language2) Language window pops out and tap on Add Language and follow on screen Instructions to download English Language and Install.3) On successful Updating to English Language. In Language window make sure to Select English Language to first position by tapping on Move up under Change your Language Preferences section.4) Restart the system to take changes effect.Hope this steps will helpful in resolving your query

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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 purchased my computer in Switzerland, and even if everything else is installed in English, the Dell Support Center software and messages all appear in German. How can I change the language to English?
thanks,
Jean

A:Dell Support Center - How to change the language to English?

Hi Cacador,
Welcome to the Community. The best way to change the language would be to Uninstall it from Add remove programs, and reinstall it using the below link. When installing select English as your language and then complete the installation.
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/services/en/dsc_home?c=us&l=en
Hope this helps.
Thank you
Royan

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Hi all, I thought I'd share this with the community, as I myself had been looking for an answer for quite a time.

Scenario: English ex-pat living in Spain. Bought new laptop (Toshiba Satellite L500-20Z) with OEM Windows 7 Home Premium in Spanish. Want Windows 100% in English.

I'd been trawling through the threads, and had found these:
Completely change language of Ultimate installation? & win 7 language change

Googling also revealed I could only change the language if I had an Ultimate or Enterprise licence.

I had thought of downloading a legitimate English version Home Premium ISO from Digital River, but a format and clean install was a last resort - even though there's plenty of OEM bloat, I didn't want to risk some things not working or have problems trying to activate later. So I made a C: drive image, just in case.

Solution: Download MS English language Pack (don't forget to check the MD5 hash), download Vistalizator. The language pack won't install by itself - probably because the OS isn't Ultimate or Enterprise, but launch vistalizator (it doesn't install, just runs) and open the language pack from there.

The only thing is, I wanted my main account in English and a secondary user account in Spanish, but that isn't possible. I CAN still change back and forth between languages, but I have to do it through Vistalizator and reboot… The language settings in the control panel don't do anything, and the vistalizator language switch is a global change - ... Read more

A:SOLVED: Change language Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Spanish to English

I don't think this will stay here very long since vistalizator is a hack that violates the EULA.

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