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04 Nov 2009   #1

Vista to windows 7 need to know about language


I have a vista, the problem is i live in France so the computer is french with the language.
Anyway way want to upgrade to windows 7 but i want the english version!!
Will it work do i have to upgrade to a french version and then change language afterwards.
By the wayi don't mind wiping the hard drive Please help me i need to get this vista crap of my computer!!!!

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04 Nov 2009   #2

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I very seriously doubt you would have any problem.

Just do a clean install, booting from your Windows 7 disc, and choose English as the language on one of the earliest screens you see.
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04 Nov 2009   #3
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And don't forget to also set the french keyboard at the time you choose English as the language. I run an English Vista and Win7 on a German system with a German keyboard - no problems.
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04 Nov 2009   #4



Here's the thing i downloaded and installed already a windows 7 doing a custom install when i installed this i had to install in french otherwise it wouldn't let me install. After that i changed the language pack to english,no problem, however after 1 month my computer would not boot propperly error said something about os mismatch.
So i'm a little worried about doing this are you sure it won't be a problem,
By the way i had to deinstall windows 7 to get my computer running again!!!
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04 Nov 2009   #5

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No, I am not sure, because I have always used just English. I would just find it very peculiar if a clean install could not be done in the language of your choice.

However, when you installed, did you:

1: choose English at the first opportunity

2: chose "drive options, advanced" when you come to the screen that asks you to select where to install Windows 7?

3: on the next screen after "drive options, advanced", choose to delete all partitions?

That's the general method for doing a clean install.

Do you have just one drive and operating system installed on your PC?

I suppose it is possible you could be forced to do a French install and could then change to English after the fact?
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