[Urgent Help] Windows 8 Language

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by yucheng0801, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    I recently bought a Windows 8 Laptop (Dell Inspiron 14R to be specific). The problem was it had pre-installed Windows 8 Single Language (Spanish), but I really need it in English. I sent the PC to where I bought it and they told me they couldn't install a language pack (quite obvious).

    Is there any solution(s) to get my Win8 running in English version?

    I used pkeyui.exe and got my genuine license (OEM) from the Win8 SL (Sp). Is it possible to download an original copy of Windows 8 (8.1 if possible) SL (EN version) and activate it with my Win8 SL Sp serial? Thanks and regards.

    Pd: Right now I'm downloading this version

    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.SINGLE.LANGUAGE.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
    BUILD: 6.3.9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623
    FILE: 9600.16384.130821-1623_x64fre_Client_SingleLanguage_EN-US-IRM_CSLA_DV5.ISO
    SIZE: 3,838,724,096 byte
    SHA-1: 10F0288681BF56D22D9ADC58E27BEE2D781E6A1D
    MD5: 22B42364D905BD6EC9C2F143BC9A8F8E

    Would it do the trick? Thanks.
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Yes.
    but you have to use the generic win 8.1 key to install first, then you can use your win 8 key for activation
     
  3. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    #3 yucheng0801, Dec 9, 2013
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    Thanks a lot! Ill give it a try. One more thing, is the RTM (6.3.9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623) version the one needed? Or it should be another version?
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    If you use the English Single Language you wont be able to change lang once done, so it is up to you but you can install also the core/pro version from here and follow this :)
     
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  6. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    Can I use my Win8 SL (ES) Serial on it?? That's my biggest problem now...
     
  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, serials are not tied to language or architecture (x86/x64).
     
  8. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    I mean, Pro/Core edition...
     
  9. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    No, only on the version the laptop came shipped with. (CSL)
     
  10. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    Ok Thanks for the info! Ill try performing a clean stall from scratch, what things should I take into account? (Note: version CSL)
     
  11. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

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    Not on a PRO version, you can't
     
  12. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    If you want to fresh install Core SL then you will need a Windows CoreSL ISO. If you want another language on it then you will need to remove the one on it and your preferred language via DISM commands.
    After that just install like normal and you will have CORESL with what ever language it is you like.
     
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  13. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    #13 yucheng0801, Dec 10, 2013
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    Hmm, right now I´m messed up in how to remove language via DISM. Where can I find a step-by-sstep guide? Thanks.

    Note: I got a Windows 8.1 SL (EN) version. Do I still need to do the DISM thing even the ISO is in the other language?
     
  14. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    #14 Humphrey, Dec 11, 2013
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    There is already a tutorial on how to do this on the forums. Search for it.

    Basically you use DISM to mount the Install.wim.
    remove the english language package
    add the language package you want
    save the changes and there ya go.
     
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  15. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    Ok but I already got an English ISO... Am I still in need of doing the conversion?
     
  16. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    You want English interface & you have English ISO ~ no need for any conversion.
     
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  17. Humphrey

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    Yeah you only need to do this if you want to change the language from a language to another. And the tutorial is for change it from russian to english.
     
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  18. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    Ok that was my doubt. Thanks! And for pre installed programs I used Dell Recovery & Backup to make a recovery disk but needed a Blu-Ray for 11.3Gb, I didn´t have one so used a virtual Blu Ray disc. After Process there´s an error message but the final .iso weights 11.3Gb. Mounted the iso and the only issue is that it doesn´t seem to run any setup but can browse through the CD files. Is it done correcly or should I buy a Blu Ray disc?