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I bought an acer 4530 and the windows are in french how do i change the language to english

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You cant change the language of the current installed operating system. You wil have to get a english version and upgrade to it, or reinstall it. Sorry man

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My operating system is in french how do I change it into english


click start control panel,regional and language options select regional language options from the

drop down list select the language you want also from the bottom drop up list you can select your present location location or another language


hope this helps

Jul 15, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR1830NX PC Desktop

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Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this imagevistastartbutton.jpg, type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Expand the language that you want. For example, expand French (Canada).
  5. Expand Keyboard list, click to select the English(United States) check box, and then click OK.
  6. In the options, click View Layout to compare the layout with the actual keyboard.
  7. In the Default input language list, click English(United States) - English(United States), and then click OK two times.
  8. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  9. Click the Language bar, and then click English(United States).

Windows XP
  1. Click Start , type intl.cpl in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Languages tab, click Details.
  3. Under Installed services, click Add.
  4. In the Input language list, select the language that you want. For example, select French (Canada) .
  5. In the Keyboard layout/IME list, click English(United States), and then click OK .
  6. In the Select one of the installed input languages to use when you start your computer list, click English(United States) - English(United States), and then click OK.
  7. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  8. Click the Language bar, and then click English(United States).

How to make sure that the selected layout matches the keyboard Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start, type osk in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Match the keyboard on the screen with the physical keyboard to make sure that the layout matches.
  3. To check the uppercase characters, click the shift key on the keyboard or on the screen, and match the characters printed on the keyboard.
Windows XP
  1. Click Start, type osk in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Match the keyboard on the screen with the physical keyboard to make sure that the layout matches.
  3. To check the uppercase characters, click the shift key on the keyboard or on the screen, and match the characters printed on the keyboard.

Jan 07, 2011 | Dell PC Desktops

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Stuck in french setting - need english


If you are using Windows XP (could beVista... but not certain)

Go to Start > Control Panel > Regional and Language Options:

Under your Regional Options Tab, be sure that it is set to English (United States) if that is where you reside.

Then go to the Language Tab, and under Text Service and Input Language, click on Details... be sure to select English under the Default Input Language. Click Apply to all windows and that should do it.

Apr 17, 2009 | Acer PC Desktops

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My toshiba tecra laptop has changed the language from english to french.i want you to assist me change the language back to english


Click on the START button and then open the CONTROL PANEL. When that opens, click on the DATE, TIME, LAANGUAGES . . . link. Then click on Regional and Languages Options. There will be a drop down list about one third of the way down. Select English. You can also set your region in the field at the bottom of the window. Save by clicking close at the bottom.

Good Luck and let me know how it works for you.

~ Spoem

Mar 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have a acer aspire one labtop model ZG5. At first start up, it asked for English or French and accidently chose french. Is there any way to convert it back to english?


follow the steps:
start-control panel-date,time,language and regional options-regional and language optins-after that you can select English-apply-ok-then restart your pc .(win xp)

Dec 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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SETTINGS FROM FRENCH TO ENGLISH


There are three areas you can (or cannot) set languages.
1. Operating system (Windows most probably) Unfortunatelly you cannot change the operating system language. (Except Vista Ultimate and Vista Enterprise edition and having the right MUI)
Other windows languages are not changeable without re-installing the current op.sys. and of course you have to have the right language based op. sys. on cd or on dvd.
2. BIOS language change: It can be change if the BIOS flashable and the BIOS provider released the required version in your language. (Mostly default language is english) Some BIOS can be set to other language without flashing it. Look in the BIOS menu first. It's not easy to find if its set to another language but try every sub menu than you will find it.
3. The regional and keyboard settings. Its a basic setup in the control panel--->Regional and Language (GLOBE ICON) ---> firs and second tab you have to choose the desired language.

Nov 28, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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My computer is all in french and i wanna change it to english


What was your original language?

If it was original in english and you changed. goto Control Panel, Regional and Language option and make sure everything is set for english .

If your original XP installation was in French, then you may have to obtain an English XP CD and re-install.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Nov 17, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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When I start my computer..it comes up in french..I would like to know how to change it to english as it offers everything but the english language


Did this computer have english before? from what i know, there are french versions of windows and cant be changed to english.

Sep 21, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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