I have two Laptops with Japanese XP. home sp3. A NEC La Vie and a brand new Acer Aspire One 10'1.
I did all the steps in the Control Panel/International and Regional settings, but finally I was prompted to insert the XP Installation Disc, what I do not have, did not came with the machines as well.
The NEC, for example have the 'Nec Restore' in a separate partition, but in the Bios it is not such a feature to boot from there, even from a USB as well.
I heard that it can be changed once and only to US English, what would be absolutely perfect for me.
I called the NEC and ACER Support, but I couldn't find one person who speaks English, only Japanese.
With my Mac it did take 3 minuts, and became from Japanese a totally US English machine, but I need Windows as well for my applications. It is sad that is so difficult in Windows (XP) the default language change (without installation disc).
If someone may have a smart solution, I would be pleased.
(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)
Edited by jgweed, 15 December 2009 - 11:13 AM.