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Windows 7: Can I change language settings with new laptop clean install

05 Feb 2012   #1
mark hill

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Can I change language settings with new laptop clean install

Hi all,

This is problably a basic question however I am thinking of buying a new laptop.

The laptop comes with windows7, however I am buying the laptop in a european country, I am assuming that when I take it out of the box that I will do a clean install of windows 7 and as such will be able to choose english as the language instead of the language of the country that I am buying the laptop in.

Is this the case?

Thanks in advance.


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05 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium, From what i have experience you will be able to chose region, language and keyboard format at the setup stage. Once windows setup is complete and done it's not possible anymore unless you have Ultimate. I know i can download optional language packs if i need to. Professional might also have the option.

Please wait for someone else to give a confirmation. From my own experience i been able to change language to Spanish on US bough laptops.
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05 Feb 2012   #3

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06 Feb 2012   #5
mark hill

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Hi all,

Thanks for the replies,

Chris1neji...the answer I wanted, thanks and to theog, the screen shot show all!

Greg its a question of language barrier and also I like to know the answer before I walk into the shop, but cheers for the reply.

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