Can I add another display language to a Single-Language-Win 8 Version?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by buzzuz, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. buzzuz

    buzzuz MDL Novice

    Oct 26, 2011
    Unfortunately a friend bought in russia a notebook with a pre-installed (legal) Single-Language version of Win 8.

    Since I do not speak russian I am not able to help him with configuration problems.

    Is there a way to "extend" helpwise the existing Win8 version with another GUI language (e.g. english)
    WITHOUT re-installing Win 8 (=replacing SLV by a full Pro version)?

    I could imagine that a small registry hack and adding some files would do the trick.

    Giving up the AUTOMATIC updates feature would be acceptable.

    Again: I am talking about a SINGLE LANGUAGE version of Win 8. So please don't tell me something about the "normal" way of switching the display language. This does NOT work.
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

    Feb 19, 2011
    #2 abbodi1406, Oct 6, 2014
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