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Windows 7: Everything turns to French, I am fed up!

29 Nov 2010   #11
evil c

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, Have you tried Search Engine Watch? Although this site is primarily for professional search engine marketing, they have a forum for search engine problems. Here is the link: Search Engine Watch Forums


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29 Nov 2010   #12
win7en

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evil c View Post
Hi, Have you tried Search Engine Watch? Although this site is primarily for professional search engine marketing, they have a forum for search engine problems. Here is the link: Search Engine Watch Forums
No, I don't know this website! I will take a look at it.
Thanks
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29 Nov 2010   #13
Trucidation

 

I use "www.google.com/ig" and that always sends me too google.com - not google.co.in, google.co.jp, not google.com.sg, not google.co.id, not google.com.vn, or whatever country I happen to be in at the moment.

Why use the default and then complain? I never fell into the habit of simply typing "google" in the address bar - autocomplete may make your life easier but as you've seen it'll send you to what it thinks is the best locale.
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30 Nov 2010   #14
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Maybe once choosed the english version of google or bing or whatsoever search engine, you could set/check box, as screenshot:


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01 Dec 2010   #15
evil c

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, me again. Did Search Engine Watch offer any help? Here's something I just picked off Google's own site; comments about switching off Instant. It works in that respect, so far, but also might keep your page in English as well. Good luck! Google
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01 Dec 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Kari, I think his problem is not the language in which the Google pages are presented but the Google results themselves. They always show you all local pages that deal with the subject first. I have the same problem when I am in Germany. I get a completely different search result than from the US and I have to use all kinds of tricks to get the results I am used to from the US (e.g. dig on page 4,5,6 etc.)
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01 Dec 2010   #17
Kari

 

I get only the English results. When I want to include German results, I have to specify German as one of the search languages in Google settings. Normally I have that off, getting only English results.
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01 Dec 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I get only the English results. When I want to include German results, I have to specify German as one of the search languages in Google settings. Normally I have that off, getting only English results.
Understand, question is whether you get the US websites (e.g. on the first page) or the equivalent German websites in English.
Since I am not in Germany right now, I cannot test it. But check whether you get the same beginning of the first page when you Google "Netgear Router".


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01 Dec 2010   #19
Kari

 

Computers location set to United Kingdom, real life physical location Germany. German Windows 7 Enterprise, changed to English using language pack. Google location set to auto detect (Leipzig), language set to English, search languages set to English, Finnish and Swedish. Typing google.com automatically redirects to google.de.

Searching "Netgear Router":

Everything turns to French, I am fed up!-google_1.png

Logging in to a German user account on same machine, computer location set to Germany, Google location to auto detect, language to German, search languages set to German, English, Finnish and Swedish:

Everything turns to French, I am fed up!-google_2.png

Same computer, same OS, completely different search results as I want, decicive factors correct language and location settings both on computer and Google.

It really works as I've described earlier.

Kari


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01 Dec 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is good to know. You really do get the .com pages with your settings. I will copy your method for when I am back in Germany. Thank you. Will make my life back home easier.
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