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Q: Operating language on a new laptop running Windows XP ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Operating language on a new laptop running Windows XP
Category: Computers
Asked by: nic1111-ga
List Price: $35.00
Posted: 24 Oct 2006 15:46 PDT
Expires: 23 Nov 2006 14:46 PST
Question ID: 776523
I recently bought a laptop at an airport which I am unlikely to be
visiting again. When I used the demo version available on the counter
it worked like any other laptop operating Windows XP. The boxed
version that I bought I subsequently found had a GREEK version of there any (simple) way i can change the language to
English? I have tried all the obvious ways but none changes the basic
language of the computer from Greek.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 24 Oct 2006 19:59 PDT

It would be a great help to know what "obvious ways" you've already
tried, so we don't go over options you've already played with.

For instance, I would start with the Regional and Language Options
tasks on the Control Panel (at least, that's what it's called in

Have you been-there-done-that already?


Clarification of Question by nic1111-ga on 22 Nov 2006 11:13 PST
Apologies for delay...I'm familiar with pc's and have gone through all
the settings for region / language etc in the control panel. The only
succes was in changing the font from Greek to English when typing. The
operating system remains in Greek. This means that when I open
Internet Explorer (for instance - this applies to other applications
too) the tabs at the top (file - edit - view - favorites - tools etc
etc) are all in Greek. Whilst I manage, in a trial and error fashion,
to work my way through this, it remains a huge problem a lot of the
time and makes the computer very user-unfriendly. I presume Microsoft
has Windows XP in a variety of languages and this is what I need to
find out - how to change the basic operating language of the PC from
Greek to English.

Many thanks for your assistance.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Operating language on a new laptop running Windows XP
From: canadianhelper-ga on 25 Oct 2006 00:28 PDT
You MAY have to do a reinstall... or

If language packs were included in the original you can follow this:
Subject: Re: Operating language on a new laptop running Windows XP
From: keystroke-ga on 29 Nov 2006 09:14 PST

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