Sunday, November 18, 2012

Change language in Windows 8

Change language in Windows 8

Changing language in Windows 8 is simple and easy. Very than older Windows versions, you don’t have to purchase any special version to be able to switch language.  But why a program should only installed with a single language? You tell me? No reasons at all. Many speak more than 1 language. While many web page have a simple switch to change from 1 display to and other. Some web site has over 20 languages including specific web site for mobile in different languages. Ke$ha web site have 22 different regional settings. Wikipedia have like… you tell me!
Microsoft finally introduces a new reason why people should upgrade from any older editions for any Windows 8 editions. No one really cares if you are using a pad, desktop, laptop, a telephone, a car, home alarm system, a projector or a space craft a long there is some place you might need to read your emails.
Imagine all the wasted time on older versions. You have to buy the right Windows version (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate, Server…) and for most of the time, you install the English version even if you prefer another language for silly reason such as: English version might be more stable, most people on the internet speak English….
If we take the most English country speaker in the world: United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, we have about 320 Million of native English speaker.  The world population is 7 billions!!!!! And more and more people have access to the internet using cell phone or any other device. Yes, many still have don’t have a computer at home or have to go to the library in their neighborhood for a public computer. But everyone knows that Microsoft can’t miss the boat and obsoletely have to compete against Google, Apple and any world wide business.
Ok. Now's your time to show you to install and switch language in less than 5 steps.

From the desktop classic:

Go to the bottom corner right next to the clock

Click on Language preferences to bring the language window
Windows 8 Language preferences

Now that the Language window is open, try to find and click on the Add a language button.

Windows 8 Add Language

After you choose the language you want to add, click on add on the button of your screen.
Add Chinese

Your new language is half way installed. You need to download the language package to be able to use it immediately. Click on the options from the new languages. In this case, we choose Japanese.

If the language pack is available, you could click on Download and install language pack. If the language is not available, well you might have to wait for the next upcoming Windows 8 language package update.
Windows 8 set default Language
Let Windows 8 proceed with the download.
Windows 8 download Language

When the install is completed, you are ready to use the new language almost immediately.
Windows 8 download Language Completed
If you need to switch and activate any other language, you need to get back to the same language windows. You need to click on Make this the primary language.

Very important to know, you must log off and login in. You don’t need to restart your computer.
Windows 8 Log off to change language

From the new Windows 8 Start desktop:

Windows 8 Start Screen

Try to put your cursor on the top right to bring the search button. Pull the Start menu and select settings. Type in the search textbox language. Finally click on the language button.

Once you click on the language button, you should have the same stuff presented ealier.

Check the deal on Amazon for a regular update, always good price all time.

And, only for a short time, upgrade to Windows 8 is cheaper now*.

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* Offer valid from October 26, 2012 until January 31, 2013 and is limited to five upgrade licenses per customer. To install Windows 8 Pro, customers must be running Windows XP SP3,Windows VistaWindows 7Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows 8 Release Preview. Pricing varies by region and reseller, and depends on a variety of factors including exchange rate, local taxes, duties, fees, local market conditions, and other pricing considerations. The actual price you pay may be more than the advertised price. Transaction may require an international credit card.Get full details on our special offer.
Clicking "Download Pro" installs and runs the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which lets you know if your PC can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, provides you with a compatibility report, and then walks you through the steps to purchase, download, and install. Run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to make sure your PC can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro before purchase—you can run it without purchasing. Upgrade Assistant will collect certain information about your potential upgrade experience. Learn more about privacy and the Upgrade Assistant.
If you purchase a new PC with Windows 8 preinstalled and you later upgrade that PC with Windows 8 Pro Pack, Windows 8 Media Center Pack, a volume license edition, or a retail edition, you will no longer be able to install apps that are provided exclusively from your PC manufacturer through the Windows Store.


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