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Need to convert an arabic displaying computer to english

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by shashgo, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. shashgo

    shashgo Thread Starter

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    I am trying to help a friend with his computer. Problem is he has a laptop running windows vista that is set up in arabic, that is the filenames, the settings options and everything appears in arabic. It is not just the keyboard input, which is set up to use different languages through the regional and language settings in the control panel. I dont understand arabic, so is there a way to make the computer start displaying everything in english so that I can see what going on, and then have a way to set it back to being arabic? When I say set it back to arabic, i mean the display language, the input language, the internet explorer window so that the x appears in the top left and not the top right.

    how can i do that
     
  2. Castle_Rock

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    click the start button, go to "كونترول بانل" (which is the control panel), then navigate to "كلك، لانغواج اند "رجين(which is the Clock, Language, and region), then go to "ريجينال اند لانغواج أبتينس" (which is regional and language options), a new window opens. click on the "ادمنستراسيون" (which is the administrative tab-or the last tab, 4th tab over), then click on the شنج سيستم لكل (which is change system locale), then your presented with the a drop down box, scroll down to : انجلش ( English if its presented like this, or English).

    Hope this helps,

    كاستل روك
    Castle Rock
     
  3. shashgo

    shashgo Thread Starter

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    Castle rock,

    Thanks, and will changing the system locale change everything from arabic to english style, that is make all the text english, and make the windows like explorer and stuff show up with the red x on the right hand side? If that is true, then I can change the system locale back to arabic to have everything appear arabic again (Arabic text and red x's showing up on the left hand side) cirrect? Thing is I have installed the OS again, but I chose arabic as the installation opions wherever I could choose arabic (the top box after the 'Install now' screen only had english in it and i couldnt change that, but on the other two boxes I chose arabic. But now the text input and everything is arabic and i have the language bar to switch between arabic and english, but the explorer windows and the display text that shows coontrol panel and my computer are all in english. Is there a way to change all that to Arabic? Oh by the way, the system locale currently is arabic. What should I do?
     
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