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Change Language Permanently

Q: Change Language Permanently

When I am typing, sometimes I get the character ? instead of ?. After doing some research, all you need to do is select the English(US) instead of English(Can) in the language bar. Apparently, it seems that this language setting only effects the individual software instead of all the software installed on your computer. So for example, if I changed this language setting in Word, this setting will not roll over to Notepad or Chrome or even the OS.

I am wondering if there is a way to permanently save the English(US) setting so it will apply to all of my software?

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A: Change Language Permanently

If you go to Regional and Language Settings in the Control Panel, you should be able to set it to English (United States) so that all software defaults to this. Additionally, you can go to the "Keyboards and Languages" tab and click on "Change Keyboards" to ensure that English (US) is installed. If not, you can add it.

Keyboard Layout - Change

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I having a 3 month brain fart. Since I reloaded I can't remember how to permanently turn off the language bar on the taskbar. Thanks TSF, it's been a while but I still humbly bow. Win XP SP2

A:Permanently Turn Off Language Bar

Hi CrazyJ230,

Here you go:


1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Regional and Language Options.
2. On the Languages tab, under Text services and input languages, click Details.
3. Under Preferences, click Language Bar.
4. Deselect the Show the Language bar on the desktop check box.

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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!


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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Hi Guys

I know this is not going to be popular, but I want UK-English.

I am in Australia, so setting the international formats does not work for us as we have $ dollars and metric.

Every day I open up a new word document (WORD 2010), I have to set the proofing language back to UK-English as default. But Word keeps defaulting it back to US-English.

Can anyone give me the permanent fix. Sorry to all the Americans and Australians, but I want UK-English.

A:Permanently changing default language to English UK

What is your keyboard set to?

BTW this is not related but why if you are in Australia does this Profile show the US Tme Zone?

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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 bought the sony laptop with single language pack. The OS language is in spanish. I need to change the language to english. How to change the OS language in single language windows 8.

A:Change language in windows 8 single language OS pack

Hi Hi thiru79, Welcome to Eight forums,

Check this link.

Display Language - Change in Windows 8

Keep us posted.

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I changed language on my Window XP from English to Chinese under the Advanced tab. After I rebooted the machine, My Computer, Window Explorer, and Control Panel fail to start up when I click on it. Other programs on my Window works fine.

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Language Tool

supports the following operating systems:
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 8 Single Language
Windows 8.1 Single Language
Windows 10 Home Single Language

supports the following languages:
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Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian,
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Turkish, Ukrainian

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hi, anyone can tell me how to permanently change the mtu for a given network device in win7? the cmd "netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface ?NameOfConnection? mtu=XXXX store=persistent" does not work for me: mtu value goes back to initial after reboot...
thank you

A:how to permanently change mtu?

you can modify the windows registry for this as well.

click start type regedit the navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\[Adapter ID]]

(Find the correct adapter you want to change on your machine, there may be multiple entries depending on the number of adopters you may have)

the right click and create a new REG_DWORD, name it MTU, set the value after that.

hope this helps

Cheers !!

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I have really tried everything i can think of and researched so much for answers.
Please, i only formatted my computer 2 months ago and then this came out of the blue. I am about to start back at school and i dont want my computer to go bust. I need any help possible.
I wake up and i log on and what comes up is not what my profile I logged into looks like and so i figured that my comp had a quick lapse in ability like it had before that made it assume a temp profile because mine could not be found.
* So i log out and log back in. No fix. Open my comp check all connections. No fix. System Restore. No Fix.
* That's when i found out that i was in TEMP.ESM-01 login not Tarik but i clearly logged into Tarik so i ended up freakin thinking my files were gone. So then i checked and found that when i went to Tarik's docs through My computer it came up empty but when i go to Documents and Settings/Tarik/My docs its all there so "phew" i didn't lose anything but why am i not getting that profile to load?
* After looking at it all and doing some research i found out it has to do with roaming profiles yet i don't have a host network i connect to; i am the host. So finally i found something that may have fixed it and downloaded it from Microsoft called "User Profile Hive Cleanup Service".
* Didn't Work but what i did notice is that it creates and replaces the TEMP.ESM-01 Profile folder every time i log in with Tarik. So i guess it a profile that... Read more

A:How do i permanently change %USERPROFILE% in the registry?

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Can someone tell me how I can permanently change the default font in Word Pad?


A:Change font permanently in Word Pad?

Hmm, you can use a trick as i think you can't change the default font in Wpad.

Create a rtf document with a "space", select the space, choose your font and size, save as your-template.rtf.
In properties, tick read only to avoid modifying it, be sur that rtf files open with Wpad.
Change your shortcuts to open Wpad so that they open your-template.rtf and that's it.

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On my Dell XP Pro, msconfig lists a number of applications (not services) from 3rd party vendors, such as HP and QWest, scheduled to launch at start-up. Several times, I've unchecked these items, clicked APPLY, and then re-started my system; nevertheless, when my system has finally rebooted, Windows Task Manager shows them running, and I have to eliminate them in Windows Task manager.

So it appears that somehow, there is some application somewhere that is reversing (i.e. ignoring) my (new) settings I try to establish in msconfig. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

I can figure out several ways of dealing with this problem, such as changing the names of these annoying applications (e.g. from application.exe to application.eze) so they cannot be found (therefore cannot launch), but I'd sure like to know what software it is on my machine that keeps overriding my choices. And also how to change the start-up menu permanently without changing the names of the relevant offending programs.

A:Cannot permanently change msconfig settings

msconfig is a diagnostic utility. If you want to permanently manage startup items you should use a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml).
Uncheck whatever you don't want started in that app and let's go from there.

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There are a whole bunch of XP services that launch automatically when you start up Windoze. These can be turned off manually by using services.msc.

But I've found that at least some of these can not be turned off permanently. An example is Automatic Updates.

Does anyone know if it is possible to turn these off permanently? One obvious way would be to change the name of the service, and that's not hard to do, but there must be a "proper" way to do it. Anyone have any ideas?

A:How to permanently change Services that launch

Using Automatic Updates as in your example, if you right click the Service, Properties and set the Startup Type to Disabled and reboot, does that not keep it from starting again?If you disable Automatic Updates, you will then get an informational message about that, which you will also have to disable (if you want).If you have particular fussy ones, tell us which and maybe we can help. I don't think renaming is a good method.I have many disabled service too. Here is a popular list for XP that will give you some ideas about what can be turned off/disabled/better left alone:http://www.blackviper.com/

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I recently set up a sbs 2003 server. My isp doesn't allow my [email protected] emails out or in very well. I have setup exchange for my comcast email and use it in outlook but exchange keeps changing my default email server to itself. Is there a way I can make my comcast email the default permanently?

A:Permanently Change the default email in Exchange

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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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hi, randomly the other week my computer became extremely slow and would often hang, so i did some investigating and one way or another i discovered that setting the priority of a certain instance of svchost.exe (the one that hosts the service "Network Connections" among others) to Above Normal seems to do the trick.

i have no idea why this works but it seems to, and so i wanted to know if there is a way to permanently set the priority of this process to above normal without having to manually adjust it every time i start my computer.

i should mention i tried downloading the program "Prio" which claims the ability to save settings on priorities but unfortunately it doesnt work with svchost.exe

does anyone know how to permanently change the priority of this process?

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running windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit.
Cannot put files in recycle bin as they get only deleted permanently. Cannot change options.
Here is the screenshot:

Thank you for your help.


A:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings


Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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anyone know how to change user variable permanently for TEMP and TMP path using script for every user profile?

when I use:
setx TEMP "c:\temp", it will change the reg type to REG_SZ instead of REG_EXPAND_SZ

A:change user variable permanently for TEMP and TMP

...which is OK because there is nothing to expand in "c:\temp", right?
If you wish to continue using %USERNAME% in those environment vars, you could use something like
set unvar = USERNAME
setx TEMP "c:\Users\%%unvar%%\temp"

which will give you REG_EXPAND_SZ along with "%USERNAME% in it.
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i want to change especially the brightness settings of a webcam.
Does anyone know a way that lets me adjust the settings globally and permanently?(so that those settings apply to all programs that will use the cam without having to re-adjust)
The cam itself is a quite old no-name model. The basic driver which makes it available to applications on the systems miracously still worked though.

A:globally / permanently change webcam settings

If the cam is that old, its entirely possible that option was never available...

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OK I can open cmd and type color 0a and that's what I like...

So is there anyway to keep this color default so I don't have to type it in every time...

A:Solved: Change Color of Text in cmd permanently ..

I don't know if I can help, since I don't have Windows7,but have you tried to right click on the title bar at the top of the box and select properties.That is how you do it in Windows XP.
Hope that's what you mean.

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I had problems with vista, so i created a new partition, installed a different version of vista, then formatted the original OS partition. (obviously i had no idea what i was doing, but thats beyond the point)
Now i have a problem with the new partition i created for vista.
The default drive on where to save things is C:
however, C: is my OS drive
how can i change it so that all files are downloaded to D: without manually entering it everytime?

Or, would simply changing the Drive letters work?
if so, how do it do it? Ive tried using the vista maintenance tools, but i get an error saying it cannot be changed because of files in use.

Or, should i get a new harddrive, remove the old drive, install a partition on it named c:, install vista on that. (i would assume the original vista disc i have has the ability to create a partition on it when booting from disc.. its preactivated)

Im not really looking for the easiest or cheapest way to do it. I have just googled the crap out of this, and im not really finding the info im looking for, because im not really sure what its called.
So any suggestions would be very helpful

A:how to change file download path permanently..d: instead of C:?

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How can I permanently change a single file's icon?

I have organized some backups as ISO files, and would like to have a different icon for each file.

I have created an .ICO for each file.

IconChanger worked great, but only while the program was installed. Once I had all the icons changed and thought I was through and uninstalled the program, all the icons went back to their original disc icon.

Is there a way to permanently change a single file's icon, so if I move it to another machine it will retain the icon?


A:Permanently change a single file's icon

Originally Posted by 3DPiper

Is there a way to permanently change a single file's icon, so if I move it to another machine it will retain the icon?


Technically, yes, a "resource editor" can be used to alter icons embedded in executables. However, once you start haxx0ring an app, most software vendors would see that as a violation of their terms of use, which is why I won't provide further technical detail (I realise you're asking for entirely innocent reasons).

I can't imagine it would be worth your time though. It's just an icon, after all.

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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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In a Contact, Notes field, when I select all and change the font, it usually reverts back to the small default font the next time I open outlook. How do I prevent this, and, how can I set a new default font for Contact notes for all new contacts? (I am not talking about Notes, I am talking about within a contact, the notes field.) Thank You

A:Outlook 2003 permanently change font for notes

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After reading several threads, I am still not clear: Altho I uncheck the display preview panel button in layout, the panel re-appears every time I restart Mail. This is driving me crazy. Any way around this?

A:Windows Mail - Permanently change preview panel option

Hello Decorlady, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might consider giving Windows Live Mail a try instead. It is better in my opinion.

It supports Pop3, IMAP, HTTP website (EX: Hotmail) email, and is a lot more stable. Plus, WLM will minimize to a tray bar icon, checks spelling as you type messages, and has a separate Inbox for each email account. WLM will automatically import Windows Mail messages, accounts, and settings into it. Contacts will have to be manually imported from within WLM. (Tools, Contacts, File, Import, Address book for current Windows User.) To see the Menu bar, press ALT+M and check "Show all menus".

Hope this helps,

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I've been in the language and change from Danish to English as a was on the list, but although it says that it should be English, so is the language of the system itself continues to Danish. how you change the language completely on your entire computer? If it's on the list must surely not be downloaded?

A:change of language

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You haven't told us which version of Windows 7 you're using, but you need Windows 7 Ultimate to take advantage of 34 language packs.

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A:How to change PC language?

Basically, you are looking for an utility, which will help you to open up bios and translate it yourself?

Such programs do exist for some BIOS vendors. But problem is, that there are some many vendors and versions of firmwares that it is not possible to create a universal editor. And most of those firmware are available only in English versions.

There will be no visible reaction of Windows 7 to a new BIOS, whether officially patched or not offically (if your won't brick your computer of course and it will start).

There used to be a custom patcher for BIOS firmwares, that allowed motherboards to recognize bigger hard drives. Those things were totally home made and Windows run smothly on those computers with non-orginal firmwares.

Changing bios - whether that is it's language, ability to read bigger HDDs, SLIC information or some other information in it, will take no affect on language of Windows itself (menus & help files).

Language feature of Windows 7 is independent. You would have to have Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise (for corporations only) where you can legally change Windows language yourself, but that feature is not auto-configuring (you have to manually select it and download some Language Interface Pack [LIP] files).

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I've got a friend who has his computer in a foreign language and has a problem with it. How do I go about changing this back into english (so i can understand) and also is this possible on the fly? eg. select english and OK it, then the text on the screen will be back in english?

The only method i know of that could possibly convert it back to english is if i go to "Control Panel" --> "regional and language options" -->"languages" tab and then choose "english-- ...".

If anyone could back me up on this or help me out, it would be great. Thank you.



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Help somehow I have German in all my right click funtions in ie 6 I do not speak German
Just English
Can someone help me?

A:Change language in IE 6

maybe that's just a hint : learn German, French, Dutch aso, you're not alone in this world !

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Hello everyone. I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my laptop (which is my first pc) and it's language is Portuguese. I would like to change it to English or Romanian. Is it possible? Do i need to buy other Windows 7 in one of my desired languages? I'm asking this here because all i found in CP regarding language changing had to do with keyboard or non unicode programs or Windows Live language settings. Other than that i couldn't find anything else. I feel like i should mention i'm totally noob (only 9 months since i have this laptop)

A:How to change OS language?

Hello FlorinSabin,

Sorry, but only the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions allow you to change the display language from the original language it was installed as.

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okay so here's my story ,

i bought my PC from a store in Paris so evrything is in french , my french is pretty good but there's always a few words i just dont understand especially when dealing with problems on my computer wich i rather avoid so thats basicly the problem , ive tried changing it myself quite a few times

before you all start telling me to go to Configuration panel then to Regional options date and language i want to tell you that i have already tried that several times before and it hasnt worked i personally think that i dont have the english language pack installed wich is pretty weird as its a pretty expensive PC anyway , hope you can help me out ive been to a couple of other forums and havent found a solution yet.


A:Cannot change language on my PC

Hi and welcome to TSF

I don't think you can convert XP to a different language. You have to purchase the English language version of XP.


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I am in Mexico for the winter and had to purchase a new computer at costco.  Part of the system is working in english and part of it is still in spanish.  Help please???

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Hi guys

My question is how can i change my windows language to english

my Version is windows home basic 64bit


A:How can i change the language

Hey renad, welcome to the forums. A quick search in the Tutorials section would have helped you with this!

Region and Language - Change

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hello can someone guide me on how to change my comupters language? its in french and id like to put it in english.

A:change language

A simple google search and we have your answer.

Display Language - Change

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hello, I tried to change the display language from EN to Spanish for my friend. His computer runs on XP Pro SP3. I followed steps from microsoft (linkage attached); however, the display language didn't change after I re-started the computer.


Does anyone know other way to make it happens?


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I have tried all the methods but when I'm trying to change it. it doesn't let me download a language pack and it says that its only permitted 1 language pack plz help me.

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Hello to everyone!

I would appreciate to be told how to change the original language in my PC.

Presently it is in Spanish and I would like to change it to English. I use Windows XP.

Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.


A:Change of Language

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How can I change the language on my computer - Windows XP SP2 from Chinese to English. Is there a download to do this?

A:Change Language for XP2

If Windows is Chinese version, you can't.

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I have a friend who is studying abroad from Japan and their laptop broke and they want to get a new one. However, they would really prefer it if the OS language was in Japanese (eg when you press the Windows key instead of 'Computer' it's 'コンピュータ'). I've tried fiddling around with mine, but changing the language seems to only change it for my clock, not the entire OS. I've heard with Enterprise one can freely change the languages in such a manner, but I would like confirmation before I recommend my friend a laptop and buying another OS if it's unnecessary and changeable through some other means...

A:How to change OS Language?

Both Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions can be completely transformed to any of the available 35 languages. In addition of the installed original language, the rest 34 are offered as optional updates. Installing language packs is easy and effortless, you can change the display language of all user accounts to what you want to, and set a "master" language in which all new user accounts are created.

For instance all my rigs have user accounts in Finnish, English, German and Swedish. This laptop I am typing this post has an original German Windows 7 Ultimate, the mentioned three other languages available in other user accounts and the master language set to English, meaning that all new accounts created will be English.

Here's some additional reading about language packs:Display Language Packs - Install and Uninstall
Display Language - Change
Windows7 users & languages
Language packs - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise


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Dear All

Yesterday i purchased a compaq destop with windows 7 operating system installation but the problem is they did installation in Arabic language when i was turn on the system the total things are in Arabic language. Please can anyone tell me how to change the total things from Arabic language to English language.

A:How to change the language

Go to "Control panel">"Clock Region and Language">"Keyboard and language> Display Language>Install Uninstall Display Language>Select Install Display language>
Then if you downloaded your language package you brows its location or if you don't downloaded language package click "Launch windows update. Then select windows update window your prefer language and click update.

Display Language - Change

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Many times, I can not change the language from English to Arabic or vice versa although I install them in control panal> regional setting.
therefore I had to reboot my Pc to change language, the operating system is window XP profissional and the default language is English

A:Change Language

I hope this Microsoft guide is what you are looking for?
"Windows XP supports more than 100 languages and dialects. Typically, you use one primary language on your computer. However, with Windows XP, you can set up multiple languages, and then switch between them with just two mouse clicks. A multiple-language setup is useful if you often send and receive documents in different languages. If your computer is used in a multilingual household, you can configure each user account with a different language."



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I have a CD to put in, however the computer chooses not to download the language software and I can't get the japanese option to appear and some how the language goes to Kazakh! I want to be able to have 2 languages because my mother is Japanese and needs to be able to write mail etc, in Japanese to her friends and family! So because of this issue I tried several times to change the language option to make sure that the characters were enabled, and they are yet the CD does not want to load and I need serious help !
help me!

A:I can't change the language

Hi try this LINK and post back if you have any difficulties.

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Someone messed with my machine and now whenever I get on msn, it is latino msn. Other home pages are in english. How can I get this back to english?

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I have a seimens laptop which was purchased in England and i live in Nigeria. I got a virus on the system so i had to formatted the laptop when i was installing the OS it was in german but when i bought the laptop everything was in english bu reinstalling xp changed it to german i dont know how to change it to english. can you please help me?

thank you

A:Language change

isch duetch nien vunderfull?

The CD you install windows with has to be an english version. Unless it's just the keyboard layout and such, but if your start menu says something weird, you should probably call the folks at Microsoft to arrange a new installation CD delivery.

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i want to change the language of my computer from chinese to english.my computer is windows xp..plese help me a cant understand chinese.

A:change language


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i was given a Toshiba laptop to work with but the language is in cheskou republic,the OS is windows vista home premium. how do i change it to English?

A:how to change language.

You would need MUI language packs, which are not available for Vista Home Premium -


Regards. . .



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