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    Change language on Windows

    I am building a PC for my grandmother whom is French. She doesn't speak english and I have got a PC with an English version of XP on it. Is there anyway to make everything appear in french including all menus and stuff?

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    As far as I know, you need to reformat, and select french as the language when you're installing XP again.

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    nope.

    not even that

    you need to buy french windows. they're all country-specific

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    theres always a solution!!!

    if u want to have french menus on ur windows juz go n download the french MUI pack.

    MUI: Multilingual User Interface

    it works like this http://www.ficorp.com/intl_2000.html#Multilingual
    (the example given was based on win 2k but it works on winxp with winxp MUI packs as well)


    heres the MUI code you ll need before you run the MUI command.
    http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/r...up/Langid.mspx

    heres how to apply MUI code on your current system (both win 2k/ win xp)
    http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/r...mmandline.mspx

    heres another useful info on XP MUI packs
    http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/g...s/wrg_mui.mspx


    Hope this helpz

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    Doesn't work, it says the muisetup is not a recognised as an internal or external command, operatable program or batch file

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    Actually now it asks me to open it with a specific program? Any idea's

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    probably need a windows mui from torrentspy or something if you arnt a MSDN subscriber.... but who is.

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    I have to expand the files. I have a muiltlng file with an .OS_ any ideas to what this expands too?

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    Sorry i have no idea how its done.

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    I have expanded that, but I think I need other files too

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    Any ideas where I can download it. I can only find 200MB files on bttorrent, no seeds and what come up as MUI under Microsoft's website search only works for Windows XP Embedded (what is this? a PDA version of Windows?)

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    Sorry about the doble post but its been a while - so BUMP.....

    [EDIT] from what I can see MUI for Windows XP is something that only companies that buy (hence the volume purchase pointer on Microsoft's site)
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