Changing a German version of Windows to English

  ZEEWIG 16:32 06 Apr 2003
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How can I change a German bought Computer complete with a German Version of Windows 98 and what seems to be a German Dos, into a English setup?
I have tried a English Version of Windows, but it says it is not compatable.
Greatful for any ideas.

  Pesala 18:20 06 Apr 2003

One option might be to advertise on eBay and see if anyone wants to swap their English version for your German one. I am pretty sure that Microsoft won't change it for you, but you never know, schweine dürften fliegen.

  DieSse 18:41 06 Apr 2003

The only way is to format the system, cleaning out all the German, then load an English version of Windows. I cannot see how that would be incompatible at the hardware level, so i suspect you just got a general message before about language compatability.

  -pops- 18:54 06 Apr 2003

You might need a dictionary if you have to look in the BIOS though. Hopefully it should be OK without doing that.

Brian

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