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new laptop - can I choose language?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by markfox, Jan 5, 2008.

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  1. markfox

    markfox Thread Starter

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    I am British but live in Spain, and am about to buy a laptop for the first time.

    Do I have to buy from the U.K. to get an English version of Windows (preferably XP) and bundled software?

    So do any makers of laptops let you choose the language?

    If I could buy in Spain, it would work out much cheaper, obviously. I'm not bothered about a Spanish keyboard, but would like everything else in English - Windows, Outlook Express, Word, Utilities etc. (No interest in gaming.)

    Many thanks for anyone's help please.
     
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    i think some OEM versions do not have full multilanguage support
    do they still sell XP in Spain ?? most are vista now in UK
    Go to Control Panel>Regional and Language Options. Click on Language tab

    see if you can change the model on show ?
     
  3. markfox

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    I'm not yet sure if I could get XP in Spain. But I'm only going to look if I know that the language issue would not be a stumbling block.
     
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