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How do I change Windows XP from English to Spanish?

 
 
Mike
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      20th Aug 2003
Hello,

I just bought an HP Pavilion Notebook (product #ze4401)
and I am in need of help with changing Windows XP from
English to Spanish. Does anybody know how to do this? In
other words, can my current XP English version be
converted to Spanish or do I have to buy the box XP
Spanish version and load it on my computer? I am
completely lost! I've called HP but they don't have a
clue. They told me to contact Microsoft.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike
 
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Nicholas
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      20th Aug 2003
Mike --

One cannot change the language version of Windows XP.
You must purchase the "Full Spanish Version" of Windows XP,
reformat your drive and install it "clean". The alternative is to
create a dual-boot configuration which requires an available,
empty partition. You can purchase and use Partition Magic 8
(www.powerquest.com) to accomplish this.

If you have a desktop computer, or a notebook computer that
will accept a second hard drive, you can install a second hard
drive and install the "Full Spanish Version" on it and end up
with a dual language boot configuration.

Cannot Upgrade or Install a Different Language Version of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;282089

Welcome to WorldLanguage.com!
http://www.worldlanguage.com/


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"Mike" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message:
news:0c7801c3675b$5af004b0$(E-Mail Removed)...

| Hello,
|
| I just bought an HP Pavilion Notebook (product #ze4401)
| and I am in need of help with changing Windows XP from
| English to Spanish. Does anybody know how to do this? In
| other words, can my current XP English version be
| converted to Spanish or do I have to buy the box XP
| Spanish version and load it on my computer? I am
| completely lost! I've called HP but they don't have a
| clue. They told me to contact Microsoft.
|
| Any help would be greatly appreciated.
|
| Thanks,
|
| Mike
 
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Greg P Rozelle
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      20th Aug 2003
Nicholas

Then why did xp ask what language to use, when doing a clean install?
xp did most of the install in english, then it ask me if I wanted to
change language? I don't have a full install or and upgrade.
I have pre-installed xp version.


Greg P Rozelle.

>n Wed, 20 Aug 2003 16:23:52 -0500, "Nicholas" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:


>Mike --
>
>One cannot change the language version of Windows XP.
>You must purchase the "Full Spanish Version" of Windows XP,
>reformat your drive and install it "clean". The alternative is to
>create a dual-boot configuration which requires an available,
>empty partition. You can purchase and use Partition Magic 8
>(www.powerquest.com) to accomplish this.
>
>If you have a desktop computer, or a notebook computer that
>will accept a second hard drive, you can install a second hard
>drive and install the "Full Spanish Version" on it and end up
>with a dual language boot configuration.
>
>Cannot Upgrade or Install a Different Language Version of Windows XP
>http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;282089
>
>Welcome to WorldLanguage.com!
>http://www.worldlanguage.com/=20
>
>
>--=20
>Nicholas
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>"Mike" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message:
> news:0c7801c3675b$5af004b0$(E-Mail Removed)...
>
>| Hello,
>|=20
>| I just bought an HP Pavilion Notebook (product #ze4401)=20
>| and I am in need of help with changing Windows XP from=20
>| English to Spanish. Does anybody know how to do this? In=20
>| other words, can my current XP English version be=20
>| converted to Spanish or do I have to buy the box XP=20
>| Spanish version and load it on my computer? I am=20
>| completely lost! I've called HP but they don't have a=20
>| clue. They told me to contact Microsoft.=20
>|=20
>| Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>|=20
>| Thanks,
>|=20
>| Mike



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Nicholas
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      20th Aug 2003
Greg --

What you post is pure nonsense 99% of the time. You were
probably asked what language version for regional settings and keyboard,
which has nothing to do with the language XP uses for its GUI.

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"Greg P Rozelle" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message:
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| Nicholas
|
| Then why did xp ask what language to use, when doing a clean install?
| xp did most of the install in english, then it ask me if I wanted to
| change language? I don't have a full install or and upgrade.
| I have pre-installed xp version.
|
|
| Greg P Rozelle.

 
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Greg P Rozelle
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      21st Aug 2003
Nicholas,

Don't call all my post nonsense. Thats rude and You are acting like
Kurttrail.

The group I normally post in is called
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Which "general" means anything do with computers. Most of my post
have something to do with computers or the web. Mvp don't always
know the correct answers either. I do have a right to be in these
groups just as much as anyone else does. These groups are called
"public" not "private" I have helped alot people. I know alot about
computers. I don't consider my self a novice. I have put four
operating systems on one computer. A novice could not do this.
(Drdos, Win98se,WinMe, Winxp).


Greg P Rozelle








>On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 17:37:11 -0500, "Nicholas" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:


>Greg --
>
>What you post is pure nonsense 99% of the time. You were
>probably asked what language version for regional settings and keyboard,
>which has nothing to do with the language XP uses for its GUI.
>
>--=20
>Nicholas
>
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>
>"Greg P Rozelle" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message:
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>
>| Nicholas
>|=20
>| Then why did xp ask what language to use, when doing a clean install?
>| xp did most of the install in english, then it ask me if I wanted to
>| change language? I don't have a full install or and upgrade.
>| I have pre-installed xp version.
>|=20
>|=20
>| Greg P Rozelle.
>



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mikey
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      21st Aug 2003
give this a shot.

Language Select

Here is what I got as to language and keyboard:

How to install IMEs

Control Panel

Regional and Language Options icon

Languages tab

Select Install files for languages if choice

(you may be prompted for WinXP CD)

Control Panel

Languages tab

Details button

Advanced tab

Add button

Input language

Select language of choice

Microsoft IME Standard ver. 8.1

Click on the EN on the taskbar and change it to language of choice

and Show the Language Bar

Configure the settings

Input Style

Input Mode

Conversion Mode

IME PadToo

Tools

Annie E.

OR

How to Install the Multilingual Components for non-Western Languages:

A Step-by-Step Guide

http://www.cet.middlebury.edu/rsrc_m...al_install.php





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"Mike" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:0c7801c3675b$5af004b0$(E-Mail Removed)...
Hello,

I just bought an HP Pavilion Notebook (product #ze4401)
and I am in need of help with changing Windows XP from
English to Spanish. Does anybody know how to do this? In
other words, can my current XP English version be
converted to Spanish or do I have to buy the box XP
Spanish version and load it on my computer? I am
completely lost! I've called HP but they don't have a
clue. They told me to contact Microsoft.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike


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Mike
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      21st Aug 2003
Hello everyone,

I want to thank you all for giving me good advice on how
to solve my Windows XP language problem
(English---->Spanish).

Have a great week!

Mike




>-----Original Message-----
>Hello,
>
>I just bought an HP Pavilion Notebook (product #ze4401)
>and I am in need of help with changing Windows XP from
>English to Spanish. Does anybody know how to do this? In
>other words, can my current XP English version be
>converted to Spanish or do I have to buy the box XP
>Spanish version and load it on my computer? I am
>completely lost! I've called HP but they don't have a
>clue. They told me to contact Microsoft.
>
>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Mike
>.
>

 
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Mike
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      21st Aug 2003
Hi Nicholas,

Thanks for that piece of information. My problem now is
that if I do install a new copy of Windows XP in Spanish,
I will not have any programs left which come with the new
computer (for example, WordPerfect, and a host of other
free software). What would I have to do now? Is it
possible to burn WordPerfect and other programs from my
new computer and then load them on the Windows XP version
after it is installed?

Any ideas you have would be great!

Mike





>-----Original Message-----
>Mike --
>
>One cannot change the language version of Windows XP.
>You must purchase the "Full Spanish Version" of Windows

XP,
>reformat your drive and install it "clean". The

alternative is to
>create a dual-boot configuration which requires an

available,
>empty partition. You can purchase and use Partition

Magic 8
>(www.powerquest.com) to accomplish this.
>
>If you have a desktop computer, or a notebook computer

that
>will accept a second hard drive, you can install a

second hard
>drive and install the "Full Spanish Version" on it and

end up
>with a dual language boot configuration.
>
>Cannot Upgrade or Install a Different Language Version

of Windows XP
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-

us;282089
>
>Welcome to WorldLanguage.com!
>http://www.worldlanguage.com/
>
>
>--
>Nicholas
>
>---------------------------------------------------------

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>
>"Mike" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message:
> news:0c7801c3675b$5af004b0$(E-Mail Removed)...
>
>| Hello,
>|
>| I just bought an HP Pavilion Notebook (product

#ze4401)
>| and I am in need of help with changing Windows XP from
>| English to Spanish. Does anybody know how to do this?

In
>| other words, can my current XP English version be
>| converted to Spanish or do I have to buy the box XP
>| Spanish version and load it on my computer? I am
>| completely lost! I've called HP but they don't have a
>| clue. They told me to contact Microsoft.
>|
>| Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>|
>| Thanks,
>|
>| Mike
>.
>

 
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Mike
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      21st Aug 2003
Sorry, that last sentence should read:

Is it possible to burn WordPerfect and other programs
from my new computer and then load them on the Windows
XP "Spanish" version after it is installed? I accidently
left out the word "Spanish."

Mike

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi Nicholas,
>
>Thanks for that piece of information. My problem now is
>that if I do install a new copy of Windows XP in

Spanish,
>I will not have any programs left which come with the

new
>computer (for example, WordPerfect, and a host of other
>free software). What would I have to do now? Is it
>possible to burn WordPerfect and other programs from my
>new computer and then load them on the Windows XP

version
>after it is installed?
>
>Any ideas you have would be great!
>
>Mike
>
>
>
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Mike --
>>
>>One cannot change the language version of Windows XP.
>>You must purchase the "Full Spanish Version" of Windows

>XP,
>>reformat your drive and install it "clean". The

>alternative is to
>>create a dual-boot configuration which requires an

>available,
>>empty partition. You can purchase and use Partition

>Magic 8
>>(www.powerquest.com) to accomplish this.
>>
>>If you have a desktop computer, or a notebook computer

>that
>>will accept a second hard drive, you can install a

>second hard
>>drive and install the "Full Spanish Version" on it and

>end up
>>with a dual language boot configuration.
>>
>>Cannot Upgrade or Install a Different Language Version

>of Windows XP
>>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-

>us;282089
>>
>>Welcome to WorldLanguage.com!
>>http://www.worldlanguage.com/
>>
>>
>>--
>>Nicholas
>>
>>--------------------------------------------------------

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>>
>>"Mike" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message:
>> news:0c7801c3675b$5af004b0$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>
>>| Hello,
>>|
>>| I just bought an HP Pavilion Notebook (product

>#ze4401)
>>| and I am in need of help with changing Windows XP

from
>>| English to Spanish. Does anybody know how to do this?

>In
>>| other words, can my current XP English version be
>>| converted to Spanish or do I have to buy the box XP
>>| Spanish version and load it on my computer? I am
>>| completely lost! I've called HP but they don't have a
>>| clue. They told me to contact Microsoft.
>>|
>>| Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>|
>>| Thanks,
>>|
>>| Mike
>>.
>>

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