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By Harb ·
hiya...
i have a laptop, an old one, it has Win95 in German. Is there any way that i can change the language ( to english) of the windows version without having to reinstall win95.

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by frush In reply to operating system language

I don't know of any easy way to achieve the desired result, that would be easier than installing an English version. I suspect that almost any other approach will leave some vestige of the German origins, but something you could try would be to substitute the registry files from a system that is more-or-less like you want your system to resemble. I believe if you changed out the win.ini file, the sys.ini file, and the two registry files, and added all of the appropriate files in the correct location that are referred to in these files, that the system might "sort of" function in English. I suspect that the liklihood of instability, coupled with the large amount of work required to get the replacement registry and the required files in your laptop environment to match up make this a very poor substitute for just re-installing Windows, especially if you have a late copy of Windows 95B or Windows 98 available. When you reinstall from an update CD, you can probably keep most of the existing software "functional" on the machine, if it has enough disk space. There could be trouble with language issues on any legacy software that is kept, so you might be better off just starting from scratch, retaining nothing from the old environment.

Good luck! C. Frush, Data Recovery

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by eBob In reply to operating system language

No. I have attempted myself to "upgrade" from both DE and FR to EN, without success. The "best" result I ever had with that was "upgrading" FR Win95 (and I bet the same applies to 'other' languages, incl. DE) to EN NT4. That went fine.

I know, not the answer you were hoping for. You might get answers telling you to change your "Locale", or hack the Registry, but you've probably already tried that, and foudn out that it doesn't really do what you want.

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