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Can't install Windows 8

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Language packs:Language packs - Microsoft Windows

    They go on top of the existing OS as updates.

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  2. #12


    Windows Update doesn't work on my Windows... Is it possible to download the packs from the website ?
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kinder771 View Post
    Windows Update doesn't work on my Windows... Is it possible to download the packs from the website ?
    Did you even checked the link?

    It's in Control Panel -> Language -> add a language
    Languages in Windows 8 and Windows RT - Microsoft Windows
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    I don't see any standalone language pack installer (msu) on the site.

    Sorry.

    You should try the previous method in control panel.
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  5. #15


    I've said that I've already tried it but instead of showing Set as Primary language, I get "Check that you are connected to internet"...
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kinder771 View Post
    I've said that I've already tried it but instead of showing Set as Primary language, I get "Check that you are connected to internet"...
    You'll need internet connection for Windows to be able to download the packs obviously.
    This would be the easiest and recommended way to do it.

    And you need an offline fix right?
    You'll have to wait bit more for standalone installers to be available for download (if those will ever be available in the first place).

    LOL
    We should have swapped versions: I was offered French option on first boot and finally chose English.

    It's always the same: when you don't need something, you will get that for sure. When you do need it, you probably won't find/get it.

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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  7. #17


    Loolll
    Anyway I did a clean install and it worked perfectly, keeping my files in windows.old only
    Thx for your help hopachi !
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  8. #18


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kinder771 View Post
    Loolll
    Anyway I did a clean install and it worked perfectly, keeping my files in windows.old only
    Thx for your help hopachi !
    You're welcome.

    At least it's good you have the .old because you can install any added driver in prev version from there (system 32) after that you can delete it.
    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

    But for the rest I guess you'll need to install the rest of your programs again.

    Good luck.
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  9. #19


    Yeah thats for sure lol thx for the link
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