changing language from german to english

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by stevenjasmin, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. stevenjasmin

    stevenjasmin Guest

    i have a new german laptop with vista, i understand i need to install an
    english version of vista but will this change the operation of my german
    keyboard,
     
    stevenjasmin, Dec 26, 2007
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  2. Is it pure German or a multilingual keyboard? Keyboards can be replaced but
    may not be cheap..
     
    Mike Hall - MVP, Dec 26, 2007
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  3. If your Vista version accepts MUI packs then you can add the English MUI
    download to your existing installation. This will not affect your keyboard
    settings. In Control Panel, you can change your user interface language
    without changing anything else (and vice-versa).

    If you do a new install of an English language version of Vista, the default
    keyboard setting will probably be US, though I don't know if there's a
    version that defaults to English (UK) for the European market. I think you
    can set the keyboard layout near the beginning of the installation process.
    If you can't, or if you forget, then you can still change it later. In
    Control Panel, you can change your keyboard layout without changing anything
    else if the keyboard layouts are "close enough"[*] and you don't use text
    services.

    [* If you need to input Japanese and your keyboard layout isn't either US or
    Japanese then you'll have problems. If you need to input Japanese and your
    keyboard layout is US or Japanese then you might have to change the driver
    in Device Manager besides changing the layout in Control Panel.]
     
    Norman Diamond, Dec 28, 2007
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