japanese install from cd vs enabling japanese language on pre-installed english xp.


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bob

Hi:
I have been approached to set up a new computer for a japanese lady.
She requires no english on the computer at all, and has a japanese
windows xp cd. I checked into enabling the japanese language under the
language/region settings, seems straight forward enough, and doesn't
look like it should take too long to do. It seems though, that this is
not the same as a full blown japanese install, in that some things
may/will default to english where it can/wants to. Can someone outline
what the differences between doing a full install and enabling the
japanese language are?
 
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PA Bear

If it's a Japanese-language version of WinXP, you shouldn't have to do
anything in Regional and Language Options, Bob, and nothing should be
displayed in English (AFAIK).
 
P

paulmd

Hi:
I have been approached to set up a new computer for a japanese lady.
She requires no english on the computer at all, and has a japanese
windows xp cd. I checked into enabling the japanese language under the
language/region settings, seems straight forward enough, and doesn't
look like it should take too long to do. It seems though, that this is
not the same as a full blown japanese install, in that some things
may/will default to english where it can/wants to. Can someone outline
what the differences between doing a full install and enabling the
japanese language are?

The primary difference is in the menus. Just enbaling japanese won't
make the menus in japanese, just english.
 
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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

You can not change the language in Windows XP without the MUI which has very
limited distribution.
The Regional Settings does not change the language of Windows.
As the name suggests, you are only changing regional settings.

A Clean Install of Windows XP Japanese is needed since Japanese language is
needed.
 
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