How to show English Menu in non-English system?

How to show English Menu in non-English system?

Post by U1RFR » Fri, 28 May 2004 11:11:03


I have just bought an HP notebook which comes with the XP Home edition
I have installed non-English Windows XP Home edition.
But I prefer to have English menu and dialogue boxes, etc
Is it possible? How, please

Is it that I must upgrade to Windows XP Professional? How much
If not, any work around

Thanks.
 
 
 

How to show English Menu in non-English system?

Post by Ronnie Ver » Fri, 28 May 2004 11:15:16


Sorry, but it cannot be done. There are modules that can do this, but they
are only available for the English version and only if you have a Volume
License for XP.

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How to show English Menu in non-English system?

Post by Carey Fris » Fri, 28 May 2004 11:16:30

Windows XP is written in specific language versions, therefore one
cannot change it from one language version to another. You'll need
to purchase a "Full Version" of Windows XP in the language version
you desire, reformat your drive and install it "clean".

Or if you have an available empty drive or partition, you can install
another "Full Version" of Windows XP in a different language version
and create a dual-boot configuration.

Cannot Upgrade or Install a Different Language Version of Windows XP
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| I have just bought an HP notebook which comes with the XP Home edition.
| I have installed non-English Windows XP Home edition.
| But I prefer to have English menu and dialogue boxes, etc.
| Is it possible? How, please?
|
| Is it that I must upgrade to Windows XP Professional? How much?
| If not, any work around?
|
| Thanks.
 
 
 

How to show English Menu in non-English system?

Post by U1RFR » Fri, 28 May 2004 16:01:04

Thanks, Ronnie & Carey

The US model HP PC which I bought in HK has one set of English Windows XP Home & one set of Chinese Windows XP Home enclosed with the package. What would you recommend to achieve these

I need to type Japanese(Shift-JS), Traditional Chinese(Big-5) and Simplified Chinese(GB)
I'd like to view those non-English text in e-mail header and other documents, too
And that include the ability to install Chinese/ Japanese GAMES. :)

But I like to use the English interface for menu, dialogue, etc
(and dislike to let my e-mail or logging to other English friends/servers
might get show the un-recognized non-English codes

Thanks.
 
 
 

How to show English Menu in non-English system?

Post by Ronnie Ver » Fri, 28 May 2004 20:08:36


Steph

As long as you have both language versions of XP, your best option would be
to create a dual boot setup. This would allow you to easily switch between
the 2 language versions.

HOW TO: Create a Multiple-Boot System in Windows XP:
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How to show English Menu in non-English system?

Post by Maxx » Sat, 29 May 2004 04:29:08

Without having tested all your needs, I can't tell you this is "how to" do
it. But here is a little help. In Windows XP, you have the option to add
support for all the languages you need. You can install that by going in
"Regional And Language Options". On the tab "Languages, you have 2 options
you'll have to select: "Install files for complex script and right-to-left
languages" and "Install files for East Asian languages". Then if you click
on details, you'll have the option to add keyboard layouts you may need. On
the tab Advanced, check all the ones related to the languages you wish to
use. There is more then one for many of the languages you mentioned. You
also have a drop-down menu in where you can specify what language it should
match for non-Unicode software's. That, I have no idea how it is useful or
not lol,.but might be something to try while making everything works.

Hope that might helps you a bit!
Maxx at themaxx dot ca



|| Thanks, Ronnie & Carey.
||
|| The US model HP PC which I bought in HK has one set of English
|| Windows XP Home & one set of Chinese Windows XP Home enclosed with
|| the package. What would you recommend to achieve these:
||
|| I need to type Japanese(Shift-JS), Traditional Chinese(Big-5) and
|| Simplified Chinese(GB).
|| I'd like to view those non-English text in e-mail header and other
|| documents, too.
|| And that include the ability to install Chinese/ Japanese GAMES.
|| :)
||
|| But I like to use the English interface for menu, dialogue, etc.
|| (and dislike to let my e-mail or logging to other English
|| friends/servers
|| might get show the un-recognized non-English codes)
||
|| Thanks.