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Windows 7: W7 irritations

21 Jan 2014   #1
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 
W7 irritations

Next W7 irritations--
1-- I don't find an Automatic Updates on/off option---is that not available in W7---as in XP Security Center? As I've just done a new install of W7--I'm being over-run with updates--without the option of Custom install. Also-after Updates are installed, instead of after a reboot as in XP, where you can get on with things immediately----It takes an age as Windows is reconfigured --3 phases-- before I can return to my work. Example, --I turn off the Computer, but it wants to install Updates be fore shutting down--ok--but when I next turn on the PC it goes through the reconfiguring ritual!! That isn't an improvement over XP---everything is very much slower. Any way of speeding that up?

2 I installed my 4 in 1 Printer --HP Officejet 4500 G510nz,-- but--this time all the install phases info---came up in German language! I have the same Region/Language Settings as on my XP PC---that install info was in English--but I can't get it in English with W7--and the whole thing is now only in German--and no Language select option----strange!! Have tried various combinations but no luck with getting it to run in English.


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21 Jan 2014   #2
Kari

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Hi Robbie, welcome to the Seven Forums.
  1. See this tutorial for Windows Update settings: Windows Update Settings - Change
  2. Your location seems to be Germany, I suspect you have downloaded the installer from HP's German site. Happens to me often also living in Germany when I do not pay attention when downloading drivers and software. Here's the link for downloading English drivers and software for your printer. Notice that you need to uninstall the printer, it's drivers and software completely before reinstalling, otherwise there might be some German elements left even after reinstalling.
Kari
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21 Jan 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

For Windows Update.

Open Control Panel
Click on Windows Update
Click on Change settings at left

For the printer:

Have you tried downloading from the HP web site: Software & driver downloads HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-in-One Printer - G510n | HP® Support

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21 Jan 2014   #4
Sarris

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

@robbie;

For Item #1, go to control panel, windows update, and in the left pane select Change Settings. Once there, you'll find Important Updates pull down. There you can select your update preference.

For Item #2, someone else will need to chime in.

Hope that helps.

Regards;

Sarris
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21 Jan 2014   #5
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Hi Kari --Sarris,
Thank you both for your informative input.
Kari--the Printer install was done from the Device CD---no downloading---that#s what I find puzzling as nothing different was done as with the XP install!

I'll get back to you both on success or otherwise on both topics
Robbie
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21 Jan 2014   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robbie77 View Post
Kari--the Printer install was done from the Device CD---no downloading---that#s what I find puzzling as nothing different was done as with the XP install!
Windows 7 is more specific with region settings. This has also happened to me.

The installer checks the computer location from regional settings. Your issue should be gone if you change the location to United Kingdom, I assume it's showing Germany at the moment.
W7 irritations-2014-01-21_18h45_18.png
Kari


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22 Jan 2014   #7
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Kari,
I have got it sorted, but, I don't know how! I uninstalled the printer--redid the settings but changed none--the reinstall came up in English this time...ok--however my German Keyboard changed to English format when typing!- I have exactly the same settings on my XP PC and that Keyboard stays as German---weird or what.
This is what I have----

XP W7
Regional Options Region & Languages

Formats Tab Formats Tab
English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)

Location United Kingdom Location United Kingdom
Text Serv. & Input Languages
Language Details Settings Keyboards & Languages (change language)

Default Input Language General Tab
Default Input Language
English (UK) United Kingdom English (UK) United Kindom

Languages Tab
Installed Services Installed Services
EN English (UK) DE German, Germany
Keyboard Keyboard
|_ German |_German
|_United Kingdom EN English (United Kingdom)
Keyboard
|_ United Kingdom
Advance Tab both boxes unchecked



Why the 2 systems should operate differently I can't figure

Robbie
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22 Jan 2014   #8
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Kari --Sorry---don't know what happened to the format of my last reply-I did the two systems side by side-- this is how it should have looked!

XP
Regional Options

Formats tab
English (United Kingdom

Location United Kingdom

Text Serevices & Input Languages tab
Language -Details -Settings

Default Input language
English (UK) United Kingdom

Languages Tab
Installed Services
EN English (UK)
Keyboard
|_German
|_United Kingdom
Advance tab both boxes unchecked

Windows 7
Region & Languages Formats tab
English (United Kingdom)

Location United Kingdom

Keyboards & Languages tab--click change languages)

General tab Default Input Language

English (UK) United Kingdom

Languages Tab Installed Services
DE German, Germany
Keyboard
|_German
|_United Kingdom

Why the systems don't react the same settings in the same way I don't know. I don't have the Keyboard language problem in XP!
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22 Jan 2014   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

A small change I would do, change the main input language from DE-UK to EN-UK. It's the only thing I can see in your setup not 100% "kosher".

See the screenshot below. It is from Windows 8.1 but the principle is the same whatever Windows version you are running:
W7 irritations-2014-01-22_18h42_11.png
All my Windows 7 and 8 systems have multiple user account in respective languages (using language packs), all different user profiles following the same principle. I need to switch between English, Finnish, Swedish (same layout than Finnish), German and occasional French input languages in whatever language user profile I currently am using, so all profiles have all needed input languages installed and enabled.

An example:
  • Finnish user profile
    • Default input language FI-FI
    • Other input languages:
      • FI-EN
      • FI-DE
      • FI-FR
  • German user profile
    • Default input language DE-DE
    • Other input languages:
      • DE-EN
      • DE-FI
      • DE-FR
Also remember that by default the input language can be selected independently for each application. For example, if you set input language to German in Firefox, then open Microsoft Word to type a letter using the default input language English, and later return to Firefox it's still using German input language.

Kari


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22 Jan 2014   #10
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Kari--thanks,--but you lost me friend---you forget I'm inexperienced---haven't a clue how to to do what you suggest!!!!

Robbie
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