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Need to convert an arabic displaying computer to english


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#1 shashman

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:33 AM

I am trying to help a friend with his computer. Problem is he has a laptop 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?

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:12 PM

If it's Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate, you can get Multilingual User Interface Pack: http://windows7center.com/tutorials/how-to...acks-mui-packs/

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:06 PM

thanks ill try it. I hope those are free
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

I may be wrong, but I believe they're surely free for Ultimate, but may be not free for Enterprise.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:18 PM

Yes, they are free for windows enterprise and ultimate. But the computer I am looking at has windows vista 32 bit, and everything on it appears in arabic, that is when you click say control panel, all the options are arabic. well actually even the menu is all in arabic. And I was thinking, there must be a way to get everything to display in english, and then have it switch back to arabic. How can that be done

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:29 PM

It's posted in "Windows 7" section, but there is very same download for Vista.
Again, Ultimate, or Enterprise.
If you have one of those two, ask your Arab friend to help you download packs, install them and convert computer to English.
Fix the computer and convert it back to Arabic version.
If you don't have any of those two Vista versions, unfortunately nothing can be done.

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