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Changing displayed language

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Changing displayed language

    I'm English but live in Greece. I've just purchased a laptop with Windows 8 installed. I asked the store if the copy of Windows was in English. They said that I just needed to change the language settings to English. I've changed the Keyboard, and Language = Windows display language Enabled (override) Keyboard layout: US I've also set the Location to UK. Even with all of these changes some of the menu is still in Greek.

    Example: When I right click on the desktop I get the following items appear in the popup menu.

    Sort By
    Paste shortcut
    Next desktop background
    Then 2 items in Greek
    Screen resolution

    I need everything on the menu to be in English.

    Any suggestions or answers much appreciated.

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  2. #2

    Try this link:
    Using the language you want - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Also try moving "English" up. There is a "Move Up" option, this should make it default.

    Also the two Greek items in the menu could be bloatware from your computers manufacturer that are only in Greek and don't have English language... That's just a guess though.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Hi Proto Type,

    Thanks for the suggestion, already tried it. English appears to be the default language most items (Windows menu items) are in English with the odd Greek entry. I'll get a Greek friend to translate them to see what they say.

    Cheers Telb60
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