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06-24-2018 02:10 AM
I've bought my HP EliteBook 745 G5 yesterday in China (where I'm currently working). The problem is that the Windows 10 is fully in Chinese and I don't speak Chinese. I cannot acess or change anything, all the menus and pop-up windows are in Chinese, as well as the MS Office 2016. I tried to change the system language via control panel, but unsuccessfully.
Can I somehow change the language to English? Can I just install fresh Windows 10 ISO (English version) and activate with my Windows key bounded to my new laptop?
Many thanks in advance!
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06-24-2018 05:03 AM
And this what you have tried?
06-24-2018 05:19 AM
Thank you for the reply. Yes, this was the first way I tried - but after Windows restart system language was still Chinese. Suppose I better re-install Windows.
Regarding your first link - is it for updating to Windows 10 from 7/8? Can't figure out what to click just to download Windows installer.
06-24-2018 05:27 AM
ISO images of various Microsoft OS's are available.
They can be be downloaded (sometimes you need a licence key other than the HP OEM key)
and 'burnt'/expanded to a DVD/USB. They WONT contain appropriate HP software, like drivers etc.
But may enable a repair to be started.
IF you want to make a DVD/USB with just a bare Windows system, than add in all the drivers etc afterwards.
You will want to put it on a USB or DVD to avoid corrupting what you have.
It gives you a backup OS if the HDD gets corrupted or damaged.
06-24-2018 05:41 AM
Sorry, noob question - when I open the link (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10), I don't see any ISO files available for download. This is what I see:
Am I doing something wrong? What is the way to download Windows 10 ISO?
06-24-2018 05:57 AM
You are doing nothing wrong, the
for the creator tool downloads an 18.2 MB MediaCreationTool1803 which then goes thru the options to make a DVD/USB for use on another PC, which is what you want, rather than an upgrade.
Then you can apply it when it suits you.
06-26-2018 08:35 PM
Hi! So I finally managed to download the English package on top of my Chinese Windows - work okay for now. But I was a bit reckless and just deleted the Chinese Office 2016 completely.. Now I have no clue where to get back the key for it. I have a stick on my laptop with Office 2016, but, of course, it doesn't have the key typed on it. Maybe you know how to get it back?