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How to change the language in the Windows Vista bought in Poland?

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25 Sep 2007 /  #1
Hi there all Here is the thing .
I bought a lap top here in Poland it came with the windows vista home premium but in Polish how can I change to English ? I know that windows vista ultimate you can just install up dates and a language package !!1 can any one help ?
25 Sep 2007 /  #2
I believe you can chose the language when you are in the process of installing the operating system, so if you reinstall it using the CD you should be able to choose the English language for your system. The trouble is that nowadays many preinstalled windows come without the CD, and they give you a backup CD, which is just the same as windows restore. If you have the CD just simply reinstall it and choose English as the operating system language.
25 Sep 2007 /  #3
Not too familiar with windows Vista but try

start menu > Control Panel > Regional and Language options.


Tech Support ;)
25 Sep 2007 /  #4
Sorry joe mate, this will only change the settings for office not the operating system :O)

Change the display language

Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.
Which edition of Windows Vista am I using?

The display language is the language that Windows uses in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help and Support topics, and other items in the user interface. Some display languages are installed by default, and others require you to install additional language files. When you change the display language, it is changed for your user account and is not changed on the Welcome screen. If you want to set the display language for multiple users or the Welcome screen, see Apply regional and language settings to reserved accounts.


Open Regional and Language Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options.


Click the Keyboards and Languages tab.

Under Display language, choose a language from the list, and then click OK.
NoteIf you don't see the list of display languages, you need to install additional language files first. For more information, see Install a display language.

When you change the display language, the text in menus and dialog boxes for some programs might not be in the language that you want. This happens because the program might not support Unicode. For more information about changing the text in menus and dialog boxes for programs that do not support Unicode, see Change the system locale.


Sorry mate you maybe correct, my apologises :O) guess I am to used to XP
2 Jan 2008 /  #5
I have the same problem. Thing is, as the shop installed Vista in Polish all the menus are in Polish.... need to know what "Display language", etc is in Polish....

One good thing though, only having Polish on the computer helps when learning the language - but not when needing to chane something important.

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