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« on: February 02, 2006, 09:40:19 PM »

Here the story I put a new Maxtor Hdd on my sister's  pc Compaq Pressario 5320ca with Windows XP Home Edition, installed SP2 and securities updates,, while installing "darn it" I put the language French (France), by mistake, not Canadian (French) as she would have wanted, its causing a mixup for her to use the keyborad, letters on keyboard in their default location do not become what they should e.g. t can become j or q may become b etc.I ve tried to revert back to Canadian (French) in Regional and Language in Control Panel, but after a short while it will revert back to France (French).Does anyone know if this can be fixed without having to reformat the drive. your input would be most welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006, 03:40:01 AM »

In my findings through Google, I learn that Windows XP is written in specific language versions, therefore one
cannot change it from one language version to another.  You'll need
to purchase a "Full Version" of Windows XP in the language version
you desire, reformat your drive and install it "clean".

Or if you have an available empty drive or partition, you can install
another "Full Version" of Windows XP in a different language version
and create a dual-boot configuration.

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