December 6th, 2002, 01:11 PM #1
Anybody know if i can change Korean Windows to English?
My brother is out in south Korea and he bought a new computer and a friendly local set everything up on his computer in korean. My brother not having much knowledge of Korean found this to be of limited help.
Does anybody know if there is an easy way of changing win98 from Korean into english. I dont have win98 so i cant really fool around and if i could get instructions with descriptions of icons rather than titles that would be great.
December 6th, 2002, 03:55 PM #2
ouch that is a good one i would send him a 98 copy in english!!
i have no clue but considered it worthy of a bump
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December 6th, 2002, 04:55 PM #3
i don't think 98 has the tools to switch languages like that... i know 2000 does, but not sure about 98.
December 7th, 2002, 03:10 AM #4
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hi grio - I say your brother going to have to learn korean fast
the best he'll be able to do is use the IME toggle thing in the toolbar to change what text he's inputting
the menus, system messages, etc will forever be in korean - the same is true of win2k
win xp has a gui language switcher...if you buy the corporate licence for it
so - he can get used to it, or you ship him a copy of win98 english (he should be able to get it locally - certainly if he is in the Seoul area - just head over to Yong-san electronics market - insane place!)
December 7th, 2002, 03:19 AM #5
Well, i`m with jester on this one ..
It would be better to get win98 English locally and install it by himself, rather than messing with registry keys with no guaranty that the OS will run stable after that ..
English software is usually cheaper than local language software (here in Japan) so he should get it quite cheaply ..
Let him check the Korean Yahoo Auction to (or someone could help to) get the English OS ..
December 7th, 2002, 09:05 AM #6
ah well kinda thought as much but thought i would ask in anycase.
Thanks fellas. Don't relish doing computer support from here esp as he has no clue when it comes to computers.
December 7th, 2002, 12:15 PM #7
Maybe NDC has a trick; I'll fwd this to him.
Last edited by Socalgal; December 7th, 2002 at 12:18 PM.
December 7th, 2002, 12:50 PM #8
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He probably has the localized version in which this might not work... My only suggestion is going into the regional setting (Globe) in control panel and change everything to English/USA/etc.
December 7th, 2002, 12:50 PM #9
I often work with multi-lingual Windows OSes and in my experience there isn't a way to do that. I agree that using IME for input is as close as he can get with Win9x
W2K has a mulit-lingual version that allows switching the OS menus/help/etc. XP also has an even better version for switching OS language (although I haven't used it yet).
December 7th, 2002, 06:28 PM #10
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Nope, there is no way to change the GUI from Korean to English...[NDC]
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