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    Default Change PC from Chinese language to English

    Ni hau!

    Our receptionist at work has bought a second hand PC.
    She bought it from a young Chinese person.
    The PC is set up for the Chinese language.
    Our receptionist is not.

    Do you see the problem?

    The PC is running XP. It should of course be an easy job to change the language setting but of course she can't follow the steps because it's all in Chinese.

    Is it a straight-forward task to change a language anyway? I imagine that even if she can figure out which buttons to press (assuming the Chinese will just emulate XP on another PC so she can copy the steps), will she need the original XP disk to complete the change?

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    I think she'll / you'll have to buy it.

    If it was an English version, on the other hand, you may have been able to install a LIP (Lanaguage Interface pack)

    A LIP changes everything in Windows, to another language

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    Default Re: Change PC from Chinese language to English

    That could be exciting The LIP Speedy suggested Available here may work, but it may also give problems, according to MS's site its not available in English
    This English page is for reference only, Language Interface Packs (LIP) for Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition is not available in English, but provides a localized User Interface for emerging or minority language markets.
    Heres what it does:
    Overview
    Microsoft Windows XP Language Interface Pack (LIP) is a high-quality, localized "skin" for emerging or minority language markets, such as Catalan, Lithuanian, and Thai - it is not available in English. Based on MUI technology, LIP provides the desktop user with an approximately 80% localized user experience by translating a reduced set of user interface elements. LIP is installed on a licensed copy of Windows and a fixed base language, e.g. English is a fixed base language.
    You may be better off wiping the drive and reinstall Windows using the product key & CD that you should have gotten with the PC.

    This would also remove any data/programs/junk that the previous owner left.
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    Default Re: Change PC from Chinese language to English

    Is the Chinese Seller still around? Between the three of you it should be possible to solve the language of the computer. PJ
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    Itís character building stuff this.

    I canít help you with Chinese, but I did convert a laptop from German to English.

    I was lucky as the owner was with me, but the German Keyboard caused me misery.

    Iím with the others and would recommend a format and fresh install but I was stuck with him wanting to retain what was on the laptop.

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    Default Re: Change PC from Chinese language to English

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppa John View Post
    Is the Chinese Seller still around? Between the three of you it should be possible to solve the language of the computer. PJ
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    Default Re: Change PC from Chinese language to English

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Itís character building stuff this.
    Very droll!

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Iím with the others and would recommend a format and fresh install but I was stuck with him wanting to retain what was on the laptop.
    Yep. That's what I have told her too. The PC only cost $220 or thereabouts so even if it costs her a bit more to get set it's still a cheap PC.
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