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    Win 8 language packs


    Not sure where to post this.

    I have found out that Chinese Traditional language is not available when I tried to install it.
    Chinese Simplified is available.
    Trouble is, I don't read Chinese Simplified too well.
    Is there another way to install Chinese Traditional language ?

    t-4-2

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  2. #2


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Unfortunately, not all of the language packs are available yet and it seems Traditional Chinese is one of those.
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  3. #3


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Unfortunately, not all of the language packs are available yet and it seems Traditional Chinese is one of those.
    @#%^!!!...............


    Thank you.
    I have a newbie question at Mail forum. Care to help me there too ?
    That question is most important becaue I cannot get out of the webpage I was at.
    newbie question.... again
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    Windows 8 Language.... again.


    I hope it is alright for me to start a new thread. The original thread has been marked Answered and I am not sure if anyone will notice a new post there.

    OK, When I downloaded and installed Chinese language pack, I had to settle for Chinese Simplified because Chinese Traditional option came back and told me it was not available.

    I ran into this website.....Windows 8 Language Packs Download Links Of All Languages
    The long list of language pack consists of Chinese (HK) .... HK = Hong Kong where Chinese Traditional language is used.

    I am not sure if it is legal to install, in light of Microsoft Win 8 language packs say it is not available.
    Yes, the article also warn of possible issue downloading its language pack..... I read that.

    t-4-2
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    "Although these may or may not work, you should not install these language packs on your primary Windows 8 system because some people have reported that their systems got unstable while installing these Windows 8 language packs."

    So, it's up to you to decide if you want to take a chance or not. Other than that, no other worries about legal this or that.
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  6. #6


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    "Although these may or may not work, you should not install these language packs on your primary Windows 8 system because some people have reported that their systems got unstable while installing these Windows 8 language packs."

    So, it's up to you to decide if you want to take a chance or not. Other than that, no other worries about legal this or that.

    Going by that info, you'd probably be better off making a clean install from the .iso the show to download instead of just installing the add-on pack now.
    Thank you.
    Win 8 is installed in my VMware. Host OS is Win 7.
    So, I'll click Start A New Virtual Machine and install another Win 8 from the iso I have in my Download folder, then install the language pack ?

    t-4-2
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    Well, I deleted my last sentence you quoted because there isn't traditional Chinese .iso. So you'll have to install the pack if you want to try.

    Yes, what you wrote sounds like a good plan though.
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