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Change system language - Windows 10

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Hi!

 

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!

 

Best regards,

Mikita

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I would use Belarc Advisor, I would search using regedit as well.

Look for a Windows.old folder which may have settings in.

Of course I use LibreOffice.

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Hi!

 

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.

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Apologies

 


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.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

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.

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/232659/how-to-change-the-display-language-in-windows-10/

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WHOOPsy

 

Office 2016 MAY BE DELETED.

 

Be absolutely certain you have the Licence Key.

Then check again because it will not survive a re-install.

 

Belarc Advisor may show it. Screenshot and email to yourself and write it down.

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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:

 

where-are-iso-files.png

 

Am I doing something wrong? What is the way to download Windows 10 ISO?

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Hi

 

You are doing nothing wrong, the

 

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209

 

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.

 

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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?

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I would use Belarc Advisor, I would search using regedit as well.

Look for a Windows.old folder which may have settings in.

Of course I use LibreOffice.

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Prego.

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