Minor Windows Update Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gravis, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. Gravis

    Gravis Guest

    Does anyone knows how to make Windows Update display information in English after it has decided to display everything in another language? Incidentally I must say that I did once use the Windows facility to display programs with non-unicode characters in French just for one time for the purposes of running a French cd-rom. But it seems Windows somehow conveyed that information to Windows Update which liked the idea of speaking French so much that it decided to stick with it. As I know French this isn't too much of a problem but still I would like to able to fix this.
  2. Shadow_Mx

    Shadow_Mx Guest

    g to regional settings (dont know the french for that)
    And change all the local settings to english or custom. Also set your location to U.S. or U.K. or another english-speaking country, so, MS sites will take you to that site, and in that language.
  3. gajef

    gajef OSNN Addict

    If you only want to change the language within IE (used for windows update)
    Open Internet options on the Tab 'General' you will find a button labelled 'Languages'. Add the english language and set the order to:
    <other language>

    After you've done this Windows Update will display everything in English...

  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec

    I speak both english and french even had xppro in french some of my buddy's dont speak enough english (Montreal Canada) the winxp pro in french does not get one quarter of the updates we get in english, that seem's very wrong to me when people pay big $ and cannot even get the needed updates I swear I never seen more than 5 updates total in french for xp pro:eek: :eek: :eek:
  5. Gravis

    Gravis Guest

    Thanks to everybody here for taking the time to answer. Gajef, I followed your advice and the problem was solved. Thanks!
  6. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest


    Nice tip!