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Windows 7: How to change OS language?


24 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That is bad advice. Besides the risk of potentially turning your computer into an expensive doorstop should the flashing process fail, changing the BIOS language would only affect the language you see when making changes to the CMOS and the POST screen. It will make no difference whatsoever to the language of the OS, as this is selected when the OS is installed (if your version of the OS permits you to do so).

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24 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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Yes! ... but there is a better solution.... u can flash the computer's bios ...and use a bios language to suit the user, opt to apply a same bios version or a newer bios version for the computer and if possible overide the whole system with the preferred language of the new bios... iT would be quite trouble~some, (this is a good idea if u plan to be able to read and have everything on the computer the same language or else some things will still be in the manufacturing language right^> but it wont cost anything besides time and some help on how to do a 100% problem free bios flash.

This is the best way to do a language swap!... somebody here might want to try it and see how a installed version of Windows 7 32bit reacts to this major system change and then report back... many of us want to do this...some more input is needed...>
This is not good advice.

By the OP's own admission, he is a new computer user and for that reason alone, I'd advise against flashing the BIOS as you can soon render your computer unbootable.

Yes, a reinstall is more time-consuming, but there's far less risk attached to it.

Do you have a source for this so-called BIOS fix?
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24 Apr 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
By the OP's own admission, he is a new computer user and for that reason alone, I'd advise against flashing the BIOS as you can soon render your computer unbootable.

Yes, a reinstall is more time-consuming, but there's far less risk attached to it.
Thumbs up. So let's take it step by step. When you say network adapter you refer to device i use to connect my laptop to internet? Just in case, i attached my USB and the card it use to connect to internet Do i need to do a backup for it?


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24 Apr 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm not familiar with the dongle you've posted, but in any event you'll need drivers for the USB port you plug it into.

Some computers use a wired (ethernet) network adapter, which is connected to the router with an ethernet cable.

Others (mainly laptops) use a wireless adapter.

Some even have both.

If you use either a wired or a wireless adapter you need drivers for it.

It'll probably pay you to download and save all your drivers anyway, which you can get from your manufacturer's website. You need them for the chipset, graphics, audio etc. although Windows 7 may provide drivers anyway.
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25 Apr 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So how do i do a backup for my network adapter? Also, can i save backups on my laptop or can i save on a memory stick?
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25 Apr 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

When you download any software you should see a download bar at the bottom of your screen.

Click the down arrow on the right and choose Save As, then choose the location where you want to save it.

As for backups, it's best to have an external drive for them. If you try and save the backup to your internal drive you'll lose everything if the drive fails.
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25 Apr 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok. This week i should receive the last salary from where i last worked. So I was thinking to buy 2 memory sticks, 16GB each (16 euro each). That should be enough, right? I was thinking in buying memory cards (MicroSD) but after i lost all my data from one i quit. Also Cd's are not a option. Both CD and Memory Cards require special attention
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25 Apr 2012   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you want to carry out a system image backup you really need an external hard drive for that.

As for personal data, it depends how muh you've got, but you can use an external hard drive, flash drives, card reader drives or blank discs. The choice is yours.
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25 Apr 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As we talk about it, it gets more confusing. What kind of backup do i need to do, so i can restore my system in case i fail to install new OS, or something goes wrong? Backing up just the files would not be enough? Do i need to make system image backup so i could restore my OS? I just had a look in CP and only option is to make an image backup, and as you said it suggest that i use an external disc to save it. Until this moment i never backed up my pc. The only back ups where made automatic by OS before installing new updates. And by Norton 360.
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