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Pc Language Set To German - How Do I Change To English ?

A neighbour just got a desktop PC, everything seems to be okay with it but the default language is set to GERMAN, how do i correct this ?

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make sure you have the driver cd for the system. you will have to reinstall all your drivers after the reinstall.

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I think this is the right thing to do .

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u can install the english OS without formating then gettingout the stuff u will need on anoda hard drive or flash drive. then format the system, installing the nu os in english.

how abt dat?

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my laptop came with a spanish xp preinstalled,

i installed a pirated version of xp over it.

there was some 1gb of useless data left over.

you may have a lot of deleting to do afterwards.(left over german user profile, etc, which may come up to 1 gb)

after installing, you still have to do the language thingy in the control panel.(set the keyboard layout to German)

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thanx everyone,

really don't think there could be any other solution apart from installing a fresh copy of the OS; tried the suggestions here but it don't work. the language setting must have been effected during installation of the OS.

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ishmael @

                 Thanks very much ishmael to show that u too have the experience, they is no other solution than this except to reload with english version and seun if another magical way of doing this let us know.

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@seun

What proverbial said is right but it may not work. I have tried it before but we still ended up not getting into english language becos the OS itself was in german language. I had to reinstall the OS in english language. Cyras is right.

Seun if you have a solution better than proverbial then let us know.

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Proverbial is right now

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Then if u don't know the solution give alternative solution if u know it, Formatting a system is just erasing the content of harddisk but is not adviceable to format if u have valuable file on the drive. if u reload the OS with english version without formating u are overwriting the system files with different laguage version which will cause alot code error. so if u solution seun share it

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Thanks for your suggestion but, no, it will not help. Formatting a system is an option to be avoided at all costs.

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Go to the Start menu and select Control Panel.

• Double-click Regional and Language Options.

• Click the Regional Options tab and within Standards and formats, select the language that you wish.

• Click Apply and then click OK.

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