Unable to install East Asian Langauge Pack

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shoveoff

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HELP PLEASE! I don't understand why the pack is not installing...I have all the necessary files on my computer and on my Windows CD-ROM, but, everytime I try to install the East Asian Language pack, I get an error message saying "Windows setup could not copy the appropriate files." Here is what I do
Start>Control Panel>Date,Time, Language and Regional Options>Regional and Language options>Languages tab>Install files for East Asian Languages
Why won't it work? :mad: help please
 
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hiya have you done this.
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Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.

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On the Languages tab, under Supplemental language support, select the Install files for East Asian languages check box.

3.
Click OK or Apply.

You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located.

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After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.
 

shoveoff

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That's exactly what I did, but I always get a message saying "Windows setup could not copy the appropriate files." WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
 

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I can do up to step 4. After I check the box to install East Asian Languages, I just get an error saying "windows setup could not copy the appropriate files."
 

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Do you get a 'Files needed' window or does it go straight to the "Windows setup could not copy the appropriate files." message ?
 

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It goes right to "Windows setup could not copy the appropriate files." I have all the files needed to install the pack (I checked), but every time I try to install, it doesn't work.
 

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Ok, open Regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup and check the path shown for SourcePath in the right pane.,It should point to your Optical drive in the form X:\ where X is the drive letter of your Optical Drive. If it doesn't right click SourcePath > Modify and type in the drive letter followed by :\ then click OK. Restart the computer and try to install the language again.
 

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ok...so I did what you told me, and the SourcePath does have the correct letter for my Optical Drive. However, I still cannot install the language pack. Is there something wrong with the hardware, or is it just a purely software related problem?
 

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Ok, back in the same place in Regedit change ServicePackSourcePath to the same X:\ value then reboot and try the install again.
 

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I did that, and it's still not installing. I think I will try reinstalling windows...I'm really getting desperate.
 

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You could try a 'repair' install. If you start the install you will get to a screen offering the option of repairing the existing XP (don't choose the repair option the first time it's offered by pressing the R key, that leads to the Recovery Console).

This should leave all your Programs and files intact.
 
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