Get English interface for Chinese Vista Basic?

Ojaser6

Member
OK, this may sound weird, but I have a laptop installed with Simplified Chinese Windows Vista Home Basic, and I really suck at Chinese. I want some way to get an English interface on Chinese Vista without having to reinstall the whole thing. I tried an English MUI, but for some weird reason, it won't let me install.

Is there any other way to get an English interface onto Chinese Vista Basic?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 640m Notebook MXCO61
    CPU
    Intel Core Duo T2080 @ 1.73GHz
    Memory
    Dell Memory 2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel 945GM Graphics Accelerator
    Sound Card
    Dell High Def. Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 14.1" High Res. UltraSharp Notebook Display
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    One Hard Drive
    120GB
    Mouse
    Logitech V4500 Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Dell Inspiron 640m Stock
    Internet Speed
    54MB/s

Ojaser6

Member
Anyone? I desperately need help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 640m Notebook MXCO61
    CPU
    Intel Core Duo T2080 @ 1.73GHz
    Memory
    Dell Memory 2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel 945GM Graphics Accelerator
    Sound Card
    Dell High Def. Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 14.1" High Res. UltraSharp Notebook Display
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    One Hard Drive
    120GB
    Mouse
    Logitech V4500 Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Dell Inspiron 640m Stock
    Internet Speed
    54MB/s

JMH

Banned
I copy & pasted this from a forum I was on.


[Quote ] - You can only change the language of Vista if you have Vista Ultimate
or Enterprise editions.

With Ultimate, you can download the language packs for free.
Just open Windows Update, choose "view available updates",
and check the language pack you want.

Afterwards, from Control Panel (categories view), just choose
"Change display language" under "Clock, Language and Region".
Pick your language, log off, log on, and done.

If you have another version of Vista other than those two,
you'll need to purchase a "full English version" of Windows
Vista and perform a "clean install". [ end quote.]


--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows - Shell/User
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.

Ojaser6

Member
Oh OK...

So will this completely change the language of the computer? I have Windows Vista Ultimate Simplified Chinese version, so if that thing with Ultimate works, I will upgrade to Ultimate and try it. I never cared to upgrade before now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 640m Notebook MXCO61
    CPU
    Intel Core Duo T2080 @ 1.73GHz
    Memory
    Dell Memory 2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel 945GM Graphics Accelerator
    Sound Card
    Dell High Def. Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 14.1" High Res. UltraSharp Notebook Display
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    One Hard Drive
    120GB
    Mouse
    Logitech V4500 Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Dell Inspiron 640m Stock
    Internet Speed
    54MB/s
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