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Setting Winxp Pro To English Base Os


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#1 liquidmonkey

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 07:58 AM

hello,
just bought a IBM lenovo 3000 v100 laptop. i want the OS to be in english, buts it in swedish. here's what i did at first startup....

started it up and choose a few things during the initial setup such as a region, 'sweden' (cause thats where i am), preferred language 'english' (cause i'm canadian) and then preferred keyboard 'swedish' (cause i need those weird swedish letters).

the laptop rebooted and windows XP pro is totally in swedish!!!!
i want it to be in english and english, swedish and finnish are the 3 languages this laptop comes in.

what have i done wrong? can i get the base OS to be in english?
have messed with the regional settings but this only affects the keyboard and so on....

many thanks in advance!!
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 08:21 AM

My understanding is that you won't be able to get the OS in English. Microsoft sell different language versions of Windows and you can't change the language. I think there is an international version of Windows that does allow you to change the language, but if this version isn't on your machine then you're out of luck.

This is all off the top of my head. I tried to find some relevant info on the web but didn't come up with anything. If anyone has more info...
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 05:53 AM

I presume that, since you ordered English and were able to get Swedish, that you've got the multi-language version of XP. As such (since I don't know diddly about it) I'd suggest you research the issue here: http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/drintl/...12/default.mspx

I suspect that you've changed the base language in the interface and you'll need to change it back. Then you can set the Regional Settings and the Keyboard Settings to Swedish and you should be able to function.

Edited by usasma, 21 June 2007 - 05:54 AM.

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