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Change Default Language

by almostheaven83 / July 31, 2007 9:06 AM PDT

I have a sony vaio and i want to change it to be completely in french. start menu and everything. I have windows xp home edition now and tried downloading a torrent for the French windows Xp but when i try to load the disc it says that this form of windows can not be loaded. is it cause i downloaded it and didnt buy it or is it cause the computer is blocking any other language. Can someone please help me or guide me on what to do.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 31, 2007 9:09 AM PDT

So far I've had good luck in asking for the French restore CDs if the laptop was bought in Canada. The rest of us get to pay for a new CD set.

About that torrent. We won't speak about it in these forums.


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by almostheaven83 / July 31, 2007 9:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Canada?

actually it was bought in the states but now i am living in europe.....

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by Amos16 / July 31, 2007 5:17 PM PDT
In reply to: europe

Hello - I do not know how the MS support works in France. In England, where I lived until some time ago, I could always get around the primary refusal to amend this or the other, PROVIDING there was proof of a legitimate purchase of XP. Just downloading a different version is no good. You have to do a fresh install from a CD in the language of your choice. And of course backup all the documents and data that you need, because depending on the CD you get you may have to format. Good luck - Amos.

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