Feb 2, 2006, 7:46 AM
Post #7 of 15
I had the same problem with my Mexican wifeís computer. Her late brother had it custom built here in Mexico in 2001. It originally had a little 3 GB hard drive in it, and the OS was Windows 98 in Spanish. The hard drive was chuck full, and there was not enough room to load all the programs she needed in it. I installed a larger hard drive, but since it was custom built, the builder furnished no OS disks.
I installed the Windows 2000 Pro OS in English in it. I tried everything possible to change the language to Spanish in it for about a year. You can get the Internet Explorer home page in Spanish, thatís about it. Changing the regional settings gets you the correct time zone. Changing the language settings allows you to type with your Spanish keyboard, thatís about it. Trying to get Microsoft updates in Spanish wouldnít work; they downloaded in English for me.
Iím not a computer expert, but Iím no dummy with computers either. The only fix was to get a disk with XP Pro in Spanish. I had to format her hard drive and do a clean install. I have the MS Office 2000 Premium suite in English, changing the language settings in it only allows you to type and use the spell checker in another language, it does not change the language of the programs. I did load the Spanish language version of Incredimail in her computer so she would have an Email client in her first language. Not as comprehensive as Outlook, but OK. http://www.incredimail.com/spanish/download.asp
I hate to rain on anyoneís parade, but if you are using a Microsoft operating system, there is no way to convert it to a different language.
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