Conversion Window XP OS from J-version to English-version

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by KS, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. KS

    KS Guest

    Recently,our dept purchased 2 sets of Sony VAIO-BX4AAPS -Japanese version
    directly from Japan because of the availability of Window XP OS in their
    market. We make the purchase first then realised that we have to make the
    Kindly advise us on how to make successful conversion with all the exsiting
    functions still intact. i.e: Build in Memory Stick slot,Bluetooth,USB slot,
    Function keys,Linking to projector,fingerprint sensor,speakers etc. It would
    be preferable that No additional charges incurred.

    Can we install the English version on Window XP with Japanese version
    drivers ?

    Your strong support are very much appreciated.

    Our service tag is J002J2PY.

    TQ and Regards
    KS, Oct 2, 2007
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    Jaime Guest

    First off this is not a Sony support site, so we really don't need your
    Service Tag #, second this is actually a Window Media Center newsgroup, so
    your question would probably get more help on a general XP forum.

    There isn't a way to convert the Japanese version of Windows to English, you
    would need to install the English version of XP (either overwriting the
    Japanese one or creating a dual boot system). So if you don't have any
    copies, you would need to purchase a separate license.

    Hopefully, you can find all drivers and software, I'm not sure how much
    difference there is between drivers designed for various localizations of
    Windows, the ones you have may work, just don't know or the devices may be
    supported by the built in drivers. You may have to do some discovery first
    at the Sony web site to see if there are any special drivers you need.

    Don't really understand the part about buying them from Japan though to get
    XP. I don't know about Sony, but you can buy XP system from Dell through
    their Small Business web site.
    Jaime, Oct 3, 2007
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