Windows XP files

  Kuching 22:05 05 Dec 2010
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To write/read Chinese characters, I need to download some language files from a Windows XP CD, which I do not seem to have. The two CDs that came with my PC and laptop, called Recovery CD-ROMs, should have Windows XP software, but do not seem to have the necessary files. I do not know why. Can anyone please enlighten me on this and also advise me as to how I can get round this problem?

  stormrider123 22:08 05 Dec 2010

Have u tried microsft download center thats the first place i go when i need files

  wolfie3000 23:08 05 Dec 2010

Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.

On the Languages tab, under Supplemental language support, select the Install files for East Asian languages check box.

Click OK or Apply.

You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located.

After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

  Kuching 11:44 06 Dec 2010

Thank you, wolfie3000, but they could not find the files in my Recovery CD-ROM, nor did they point me to a network location where the files are located.

Thank you also to you, stormrider123. I found the files in MS Download Centre but they could not validate my Windows XP to download the files, saying that the validation software was not up-to-date. I am trying to find out how to update the software they mentioned.

  MAT ALAN 15:38 06 Dec 2010

click here
shows where
click here
shows how

Hope it helps...

  Kuching 21:38 07 Dec 2010

Thank you, MAT ALAN. The 'click here shows how' does not work for me because the language files are not on my Recovery CD-ROM. But the 'click here shows where' is a good alternative and I shall look into using the Google IME for writing/reading Chinese characters. Much obliged.

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