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Bought PC in Spain Want English Interface

Posted on 2006-11-21
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I purchased a Sony Vaio laptop in Spain thinking that I could change the language of the XP user interface from Spanish to English but I've had no luck. Ive been to language settings and to regional settings and changed all the settings I could see in the menus to  from Spanish to British English however when I rebooted the PC everythings is still in Spanish!

How do I get the windows XP interface (menus etc) to display in English and not in Spanish? Am I missing a setting somewhere?

Thanks

John
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Cant, you should have bought a English version of XP. The settings in the language panel are for XP to know how to manage stuff like your keyboard language, currency etc..
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The Windows XP/2000 MUI is sold only through Volume Licensing programs such as the Microsoft Open License Program (MOLP / Open), Select, and Enterprise agreement (or with a new computer as an OEM version at customer request). It is not available through retail channels.

I think they dont sell single copies to individuals
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You have a spanish version which only can use LIP (Language Interface Pack)

To enhance the experience for customers who would like to use Windows in their native language but don't speak one of the 24 languages already supported, Microsoft introduced Windows XP Professional Language Interface Pack (LIP)
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But the first XP installation in some OEM laptops (HP) when i started the pc for the first time i could choose to install in spanish or english (the first choose is kept for any future installation)

Buy a new copy in english.
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