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how to change lanuages in XP Pro...

I have re-installed XP Pro setting the default language to spanish change location to Mexico and even found the MUI executable in the c:\windows\system32\mui, but when I run it the only language avaiable is english. I think I have to load a kanguage pack but I am not sure and I am stumped at this point.
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zrobinsonCommented:
Start > Control Panel > Regional & Language Settings, Keyboards and Languages Install/Uninstall Languages
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icsi_wizCommented:
You cannot do it. XP does not have language packs. You need to purchase a Spanish XP Professional license.

sorry
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icsi_wizCommented:
oh...and find the install media in Spanish. Good Luck.
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
I am sorry I should have said MUI, if it cannot be done why is there so much information on how to do it. I figured I was doing somethign wrong in the process.

I did the Start > Control Panel > Regional & Language Settings, Keyboards and Languages Install/Uninstall Languages but it stays english.
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PcobiwanCommented:
Microsoft offers a LIP (Language Interface Pack) download: http://www.microsoft.com/unlimitedpotential/programs/llp.mspx

Once there you click on the map of the continent you are on and use a dropdown menu to choose the language. Spanish is there. Then you choose the download. The XP Tablet download will work on your XP Pro machine.
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
when I tried it it wouldnt install in the laptop
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PcobiwanCommented:
What was the error you received?
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
it tells me its not XP Tablet so it refuses to install
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
Pcobiwan:

How I do get the program to ignore the fact its a laptop and not a tablet?
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
Since its so difficult to change the language after installation. Its relatively easy to specify language preference before and during installation of XP Pro. Right? I do remember being prompted during installation in regards to language and location. Please someone tell me its true...
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PcobiwanCommented:
Sorry Jinkilla - I've been offline for awhile.  Unfortunately the setup specifcation is for the time zone\date format in XP.  I'm still looking for a way to get around the XP Tablet/vs. Laptop issue.  I'm used to installing Tablet tolls on any version of XP - including desktop so this is a first.
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PcobiwanCommented:
Ok Jinkilla.  I've tried locating the correct MUI (Multilanguage User Interface) on MS but have only found pieces (IE7, Media Player, etc.)  the only other doenloads for these MUIs that I've seen are on torrent sites.  While the MUIs themselves are (according to MS) free I don't recommend using a torrent site - they come with too many headaches - viruses, data center notifications (a user in another office that's on our T1 line was using a torrent and our data center threatened to shut *us* down.)

Anyway, what you're looking for - as I understand it from MS now - is a MUI for Spansih.
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PcobiwanCommented:
Jinkilla - better news.  Run Windows Update on your laptop.  The language packs are available as Optional downloads :)
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
i dont see them when i run the update
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PcobiwanCommented:
Did you run the update manually from the Windows Update site?  They'd be under the optional updates.
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
checking again now
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
ran it manually no luck
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jinkillaAuthor Commented:
I just bought a XP Pro Spanish Version and installed it as instructed. Thanx for your help
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