I want to buy a new Laptop here in Germany, but wish to have an " in - English " OS. Are all laptops with XP Pro equipped with a Language Pack, and if so, is it a difficulty to alter to all - English format?. REALLY hoping this is possible.... my German is useless.!!! LOL.
Quite right Zak, but new options opened up a day later after talking with others. It would be more sensible to buy in Germany if I can, with regard to perhaps having to have problems rectified. I am approaching Medion direct to see if they CAN supply with English version already fitted.
The Windows XP/2000 MUI is sold only through Volume Licensing programs such as the Microsoft Open License Program (MOLP / Open), Select, and Enterprise agreement (or with a new computer as an OEM version at customer request). It is not available through retail channels."
Hi Zak, well yesterday I went into the Medion workshop / saleroom here, and after explaining my situation the guy there told me to just get an OEM copy of XP Home in English from EBay and install it. He reckons it will work fine,
That's fine, but please bear in mind that Win XP Pro OEM does not have the Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) by default.
The MUI needs to be purchased as an extra.
MS info for the original equipment manufacturer: Multilingual User Interface Resource Files are only sold as a bundle with the English version of Windows, to make absolutely sure customers have the English version of the OS when installing MUI.
For Windows XP this bundle consists of 6 CDs - one containing the base operating system in English, plus 5 CDs containing the Multilingual User Interface files; etc......