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french XP to english

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by etaf, Oct 23, 2005.

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  1. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    A friend of mine who spends 8mths a year in france and 4 months in portugal, has just purchased a ACER laptop with XP and all sorts of bundled software in France at a great price, however, he cant seem to change the language option to english, someone else out there who recommended the Shop and Deal has just told him that microsoft have hard coded XP to only work in French on these machines.

    Is that true, is there a way around this problem - he is learning french slowly while out there, but would find it more natural in English.
     
  2. rrlr420

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    go into the control panel and click on regional and language settings. on the first page you have standards and formats, click customize and pick what you want, then click advanced and make that the same as you picked in the first window. That should do it. If not let us know and we can try something else.
     
  3. etaf

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    thanks - it may take a while as his in france and I'm in england communicating via an email from my other friend :)
    thanks and I'll update how it goes
     
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