2nd hand laptops all german.

Toshiba / Satalite
May 7, 2009 at 03:05:03
Specs: Windows xp
hi
i just bought a 2nd hand toshiba laptop with xp, i thought it would be easy to change the language but no..
i want to reinstall xp in english but have no disc, and am begining to think it might be a little warm, (stolen) will this cause me problems? can it be fixed?

thanks
hhhlon2008@yahoo.co.uk


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#1
May 7, 2009 at 04:39:42
If you think that it is stolen property, Do Not Post about it or any problems that you are having with it in this website.

Take it somewhere else. That is the problem with dealing with any kind of stolen property or piracy that you will encounter not only here but in other websites as well.

Warning about dealing with stolen laptops.......there are hidden programs that cannot be erased installed on a lot of laptops that will trace the laptop through satelite and web usage that will lead the police right to your house. This is a major issue with companies and individuals that are trying to protect their property. The programs are undetectable even from reformatting and re-installation of the operating systems.

It is against the rules of this website to participate in the usage of stolen property be it hardware or software.

Change Is Good
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#2
May 7, 2009 at 04:50:02
ok thanks. i bought it in good faith and was told from seller she just moved back from studying there. thinking i could just change the language with a few clicks.
the comp works fine but all menus are in german. ie displays in english.
guess \i need to learn some german....lol



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#3
May 7, 2009 at 06:11:31
Understandable!

Buying it in good faith really does not excuse the fact that you have reasons to believe it is stolen. The minute you relate that... you have changed the Good Faith rules until it is decided definitively that it is or is not actually stolen.

Sometimes it is best to remain unknowing about suspicious activity. And if known to remain quiet concerning it least you become an accessory after the fact.

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#4
May 7, 2009 at 06:47:59
hi

Ownership , thats the trouble with 2nd, 3rd hand pc's,

You now think its warm so why buy it?, what changed your mind?

on the subject who it was originally , open control panel click system
check who its registered to, should give you a clue unless its oem.

Anyway check the keyboard, if its got German characters an English install just gets too confusing as the keys are too different to be bothered with.

Take more care in the future .

interesting news today for the paranoid
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/0...


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#5
May 7, 2009 at 15:33:51
For some reason I too think there is a way to change the language/localization with a few clicks but can't find it.

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#6
May 7, 2009 at 16:52:56
Go to control panel> Regional and language Options.

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#7
May 8, 2009 at 02:48:33

changing the language dosnt help if yor not a touch typist i had a German laptop from a squadie for locale change a while ago,
i guess as the op hasnt posted back he's just realised its a German layout keyboard useless out side of the, DE eurozone. like i say okay if your a touch typist.

remap that . http://www.onepoyle.net/german/main...

that'l teach him it isnt as easy as it looks to use .



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