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 Post subject: xp laptop is in french!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:27 am 

Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:31 am
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Location: Philippines
this is rather silly, actually. and not a "real" problem, per se. it just gets confusing. anyway, a friend bought a laptop from another friend- an acer, pretty good hardware (ati radeon vid card, etc. etc.) and it was pretty cheap too, much lower than the street price.

but here's the catch- the thing's in french (including the keyboard layout). I'm trying to set it to english, but since I don't understand french it's been a long process (hmm.. what's this thingy stand for? where's the such-and-such key?)

I almost have it, but it keeps asking for something (the only word I recognize in the message dialogue is "CD-ROM"- and his laptop didn't come with the actual XP cd-rom, just a bunch of acer recovery disks) can we just download an english language pack off microsoft? I'm thinking of sticking in someone else's windows XP cd. will that work?

or can someone just give me a step-by-step walkthrough onj how to do this (I can do it on an english PC... but all the funny french words are confusing me)

and do you think acer will accept the laptop in for keyboard-remapping, even if it wasn't bought directly from them?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:37 pm 

Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:31 pm
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I'm not absolutely positive, but I think you would need Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI), a corporate add on for XP.

try this maybe

http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/down ... fault.aspx

I'm not sure if you can use that or not.

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