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  • I just gifted a laptop(Sony Vio) with Windows Vista Home Premium Edition-French.But I want to change the language to English.Anyone could you please help me to Change the Language and regional settings.

    Should I buy and install a new English Edition?
    Should I install the Sony Vio drivers?



    aarpee
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:55 PM

Answers

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    Hi,

     

    Once you obtain the English Windows Vista disk, insert the disk into computer. Boot the computer from the disk, format the drive and reinstall the new system. Normally, you need to reinstall Sony drivers.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    • Marked as answer by Active Server Friday, January 23, 2009 6:11 AM
    Friday, January 23, 2009 5:53 AM
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    Hi,

     

    You can only change the language of Vista if you have Vista Ultimate or Enterprise.

     

    As you are using Windows Vista Home Premium, you'll need to purchase a "full version" of Windows Vista in your desired language and perform a "clean install" or install it on a separate partition or drive (dual-boot).

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Friday, January 23, 2009 3:01 AM
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  • Tim - Thanks for your answer.

    Is there any step by step procedure to do this.

    Should I install the Driver again?


    aarpee
    Friday, January 23, 2009 4:49 AM
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    Hi,

     

    Once you obtain the English Windows Vista disk, insert the disk into computer. Boot the computer from the disk, format the drive and reinstall the new system. Normally, you need to reinstall Sony drivers.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    • Marked as answer by Active Server Friday, January 23, 2009 6:11 AM
    Friday, January 23, 2009 5:53 AM
    Moderator
  • I will try.Thanks Again.
    aarpee
    Friday, January 23, 2009 6:11 AM