XP Home license key reinstall onto English ver from foreign lang version

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tech.nik

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A friend has a Dell laptop bought in Norway running Windows XP Home which defaults to the Norwegian language for menus and system messages.

I know there is no way to configure XP Home to change the OS to display in English, so i'm wondering whether her license key will work if I install an English XP Home edition?

Does the MS license cover this?

Many thanks
 
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Yes, yes, and yes.
Check out the regional settings in the control panel.

I reciently configured mine to display German and Japanese text easily.

Might take a bit of work for the menus and such though...
It may be easier to make a unattended CD, and re-install off that.

http://unattended.msfn.org
 

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tech.nik said:
A friend has a Dell laptop bought in Norway running Windows XP Home which defaults to the Norwegian language for menus and system messages.

I know there is no way to configure XP Home to change the OS to display in English, so i'm wondering whether her license key will work if I install an English XP Home edition?

Does the MS license cover this?

Many thanks
It is worth a try. I believe that there are mutilingual versions of XP where you can change language and where the menus and system messages change language also.

It is certainly worth emailing MS to see if they will allow you to use the key for her Norwegian system on the English install, but I doubt it very much.

Or you could look for good prices here http://www.buysoftware.ws/pd_microsoft_windows.cfm
 
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