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Wrong language when I first got my laptop home I booted it up and when it asked me language I clicked on english however when Vista loaded up the whole operating system was in french

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  • rlachance11 Dec 26, 2008

    I think i got a french version of vista in mine

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    that only seems to let me change the keyboard layout

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    My whole operating system is in English. I expect I could switch to English, but I couldn't so far. It's a brand new 8930 Model. Please help me.

  • ali_a_babaja Jan 30, 2009

    Help me switch from French to English. The whole operating System is in french. My acer is 8930.


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Change the language in the following way....
Start - Control Panel - Regional and Language Options.
Select english.

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    blueextc3221 Dec 26, 2008

    dont forget to click OK :)

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    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    Windows Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) would have been the perfect solution to your dilemma. However, 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. Turns out you will need an English Version after all.


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The only way you can fix this is in control panel under
Regional and Langauge Icon that looks a Globe on a stand
When it opens you will see tabs at the top it's the second tabe from left to right that's the tab you want.
Once you click on that you will see one button right below it that says details or whatever it says in french.
Click on that one button and another window will open up.
The tab you need to be on will be the defualt tab you are on.
Now there will be 2 windows within that one tab the first window will have a pull down menu that's not the one you want
Below that you will see another window which a button to the right top button says Add click on that.
It will open another window which is the one you want.
There is a pull down menu click on that and scroll down till you see english then highlight it hit ok.
Then click on Apply down at the bottom right hand corner,
That window will close then click apply again.
The computer might have you restart if so go ahead and do that when it reboots you should have everything in english
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