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Changing Operative System Language in Windows Vista


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Hello,

I have just bought a new laptop yesterday, and as i live in Spain the laptop obviously came in Spanish. The was no disc that came with the laptop and i want to change the language of the system from Spanish to English
Can anyone help me please ??
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If your device has English installed on it, then you can go to Control Panel and then Clock, Language, Region. Under this option there is a Change Display Language Option. Otherwise, go to the vendor where you purchased the computer and ask for a disc. All other ways involve piracy and we do not allow that here.
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you can go to Control Panel and then Clock, Language, Region. Under this option there is a Change Display Language Option

It won't work.
To change system language, you have to reinstall OS with English version of Windows.
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Maybe this is only Vista Ultimate but I have 30 something optional language packs that I can d/l (all are around 2GB+ each). Where I can change the whole entire language.
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Language packs don't change system language. You download language pack to use lettering from different language in application. That's it.
For instance: Ą,, Ł, Ž, and so on.
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I hate to sort of call you out on this Broni, because I respect you and your knowledge greatly, but you are wrong (sort of). I have proof, though there is one MAJOR caveat, these options are ONLY available with Vista Ultimate (all of the other versions lack this option).

Here is my proof.

My normal language (english)
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I d/l, installed espańol and then selected it from the location I mentioned previously. Guess what, the menus are now in spanish.

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I sanitized the images I think hiding personal information (hence the gray boxes).
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Hey, I'm not that easily offended, especially when I'm wrong....LOL
Now, I know, what you're talking about - Multilingual User Interface Pack.
Always learning something new.
Thanks Pedro :)
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Hahaha cool. I had wondered what MUI meant. :)
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Where did you get those packs from? From what I've read, you can get them through OEM providers only, or am I wrong again...?...LOL
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You are wrong again. :) If you have Vista Ultimate, they are optional downloads in windows update. There are 30-35 of them I want to say 33.
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Now, I know everything....LOL
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