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How to add new input language

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    How to add new input language


    How to add new keyboard input language ? I have one language, but i want to add english language. I go to control panel, language, add a language, then i select english, and then just blank window appears... :
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    Or i go to language, then select for current language options, add an input method, and then explorer just crashes and restarts ... :
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    Hello Startas,

    You might consider refreshing Windows 8 to fix any system errors, and try adding a new input method (IME) language again afterwards.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Well, it's a new fresh installation of win8, so i dont think that refresh would do anything. Plus i couldn't add new language since the very first beta version of win8.
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    Odd. Where did you get your copy of Windows 8 from?
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    From microsoft premium sparks page. win8 x64 pro. Plus i cant disable UAC via control panel, i had to disable it via regedit, but it had no impact on this input language bug. I tryed every beta version of win8, and with every version there was more bugs, so I had bad feeling, that windows 8 won't be usable before at least service pack 1, or 1-2 years of updates, and now i see, that it was good feeling
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    In Windows 8, UAC is different. If you completely disable UAC by changing the EnableLUA DWORD to 0, then it will break Windows Store apps. It's best to set Windows 8 UAC to the default level to avoid this.

    User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8


    Do you have all of your Windows Updates installed?
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    Yes, all updates are installed, and no, i don't really care about windows store apps, i don't use it at all So, it's like UAC is kind of broken, because that thing in control panel doesn't do anything, windows still asks you for every bit change ... it's like linux, uhhhh....
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    You might consider redownloading a new copy of Windows 8 in case yours may be corrupted, and doing a clean install with it.
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    Well, i don't have time for that now, and it's look like a bug, so maybe when i will have more time, i'll just install my win7 back Plus, if installer would be corrupted, then installation or dvd burning should fail for like 99,9% .
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    So, maybe someone has a solution to this problem/bug now ?
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