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  • I have both a laptop Hp Pavilion dv6373 and its Windows Vista Home Edition and I both it here in Italy therefore its in Italian Version would it be possible for me to change it in English I mean the whole software in english? What shoul i do.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 5:45 PM

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    Hi,

     

    With additional language files, you can change the display language on your computer so that you can view wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help topics, and other items in Windows in a different language.

     

    There are two types of language files:

     

    Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI). Windows Vista MUIs provide a translated version of most of the user interface. MUIs require a license to be used and are only available with Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Enterprise. If you are using Windows Vista Ultimate, you can download MUIs by using Windows Update. If you are using Windows Vista Enterprise, contact your system administrator for information about installing additional languages.

     

    Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP). Windows Vista LIPs provide a translated version of the most widely used areas of the user interface. LIPs are freely available to download, and most LIPs can be installed and used on any edition of Windows Vista. Because not all of the user interface is translated, LIPs require at least one parent language. The parts of the user interface that are not translated into the LIP language are displayed in the parent language. When you download a LIP, you get the parent language requirements for that language. The parent language pack needs to be installed before the LIP can be installed. For more information, including a list of languages available for downloading, go to the Microsoft Local Language website.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/industry/publicsector/government/locallanguage/default.aspx

     

    (The above information is copied from Windows Vista Help and Support)

     

    In our case, if you would like to fully use the English display of Windows Vista, you have two options:

     

    1. Buy an English copy of Windows Vista.

    2. Upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Ultimate and then install the English MUI. To upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Ultimate, you can use Windows Anytime Upgrade. For more information about Windows Anytime Upgrade, you can refer to the following site:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/windowsanytimeupgrade/overview.mspx

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Friday, April 11, 2008 3:22 AM
    Moderator

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  •  

    Hi,

     

    With additional language files, you can change the display language on your computer so that you can view wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help topics, and other items in Windows in a different language.

     

    There are two types of language files:

     

    Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI). Windows Vista MUIs provide a translated version of most of the user interface. MUIs require a license to be used and are only available with Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Enterprise. If you are using Windows Vista Ultimate, you can download MUIs by using Windows Update. If you are using Windows Vista Enterprise, contact your system administrator for information about installing additional languages.

     

    Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP). Windows Vista LIPs provide a translated version of the most widely used areas of the user interface. LIPs are freely available to download, and most LIPs can be installed and used on any edition of Windows Vista. Because not all of the user interface is translated, LIPs require at least one parent language. The parts of the user interface that are not translated into the LIP language are displayed in the parent language. When you download a LIP, you get the parent language requirements for that language. The parent language pack needs to be installed before the LIP can be installed. For more information, including a list of languages available for downloading, go to the Microsoft Local Language website.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/industry/publicsector/government/locallanguage/default.aspx

     

    (The above information is copied from Windows Vista Help and Support)

     

    In our case, if you would like to fully use the English display of Windows Vista, you have two options:

     

    1. Buy an English copy of Windows Vista.

    2. Upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Ultimate and then install the English MUI. To upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Ultimate, you can use Windows Anytime Upgrade. For more information about Windows Anytime Upgrade, you can refer to the following site:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/windowsanytimeupgrade/overview.mspx

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Friday, April 11, 2008 3:22 AM
    Moderator
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    Thanks Tim Quan for your reply it helps me alot. I guess i'm gonna have to buy a ney Vista ultimate, but need to save money first. Thank you Very much until nextime.

     

    michael amor

    Friday, April 11, 2008 11:25 AM