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how to install vista home basic from japanese to normal english version

hi!
one of my client bought sharp notebook in japan, original OS is in Japanese language (OEM) , is it possible to change the installation to English language..PLS ADVICE me...
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many thanks in advance.
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marcus_espositoCommented:
Sorry but thas not possible without an new install of the OS. Only Enterprise and Ultimate Editions of Windows 7 and Vista can changen the language with an language pack.
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San3LCommented:
Hey

As I know it, you can NOT do that, only Business and Ultimate are able to do that.

You will have to re-install vista with english language...!
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vinodsnair2001Commented:
Unless you have Vista Ultimate or Enterprise, you'd have to
purchase and install an English version of Vista. MUI (Multilingual
User Interface) packs are only available in Windows Vista Ultimate and
Windows Vista Enterprise.
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NikCommented:
should be fairly easy to do that:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-display-language

Let me know if you'll need help.
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TedInAKCommented:
No.  Client must purchase full version to change languages unless the Vista is Ultimate or Enterprise.  See http://social.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/genuinevista/thread/cf49f466-a9be-4b88-805b-f7a38dbfc09d/
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mytech15Author Commented:
hi! Marcus,

do i need to buy new os or is it possible to download trial version and use the key on this one pls suggest me..
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TedInAKCommented:
Wow...5 answers in less than 2 minutes.
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NikCommented:
Uh, yeah, I've checked this on my windows ultimate. :(
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San3LCommented:
you will need a English vista basic OEM cd, and then you can use that key labeled on the laptop...!
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marcus_espositoCommented:
The key of a english oem Windows should work, but be aware that OEM Keys will not work on retail version, nor volume licence discs.
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