Change language to enUS in Windows 8.1 ISO

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by PLANTROON, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. PLANTROON

    PLANTROON MDL Novice

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    Hello
    I'm downloading Windows 8.1 using WindowsSetupBox tool from M$. Because of my Dreamspark key, it downloads enGB version. Is there any way to modify the installer to use enUS instead of enGB?
     
  2. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

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    This might sound like a stupid answer (if it is, please do say it)

    You could run the installer in en-GB and download en-US as a language pack later. It's what I would do anyway.:dunno:
     
  3. PLANTROON

    PLANTROON MDL Novice

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    #3 PLANTROON, Nov 16, 2013
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    No it's not stupid, thank you. The problem is, that when I install any language pack on Windows 8.1, I run into problems with .NET framework. It causes Skype, Steam (since when does Steam use .NET? it crashes on startup/game update/download - it's weird but it started happening at the moment when Skype started crashing) to stop working.

    Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 or 8.1 web page on msdn (I can't post links) says: "Installing a Windows language pack before installing the .NET Framework 3.5 will cause the .NET Framework 3.5 installation to fail. Install the .NET Framework 3.5 before installing any Windows language packs."
     
  4. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

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    How about this, try uninstalling both and reinstall as advised by MSDN.

    Alternately, if you have the patience and/or time to download a whole new image, look in the repo and download the en-US ISO. You can enter your own key after install (these ISOs will not ask for a key before install).
    I assume you know how to do all this, of course. :D
     
  5. PLANTROON

    PLANTROON MDL Novice

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    Ty for that repo link. I'm not downloading a VL version of Windows 8.1 so it should ask for the key during the installation, shouldn't it ?
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Exactly. You need to install using generic keys.
     
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