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Spanish Language Operating System

Dell Inspiron E1405
July 28, 2006 at 07:52:23
Specs: XP Home Edition, 1GB Ram

I'd like to purchase a dell laptop for a relative in Mexico. I understand that Dell only sells english version OS here in the US. However, is it possible to change the operating systems language from English to Spanish with the start up disks that they include? If not, what other options are there available to accomplish this?

Thank you in advance.


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#1
July 28, 2006 at 07:55:07

You can change the language etc in the control panel. by clicking regional options.

best of luck Frank :


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#2
July 28, 2006 at 08:01:11

I have tried that, but that does not change the Language on the operating system. It just changes setting on your keyboard and a few minor details on your os.

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#3
July 28, 2006 at 08:27:57

"Users who purchase their computers or versions of Windows in a country may find that their version of Windows has a different language. Because Microsoft Windows is shipped to different countries Microsoft has several different versions of Windows known as "localized versions".

If you are using Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP professional you can use the Microsoft Windows MUI utility as described below to view many sections of program. Otherwise if you wish to use a different language of Windows you would need to purchase a localized version for your language of choice.

Windows 2000 and Windows XP professional users

Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP users can utilize the Microsoft Windows MUI utility or muisetup.exe which enables you to change the language of the display menus, dialogs, and text within Microsoft Windows. MUI is sold through Microsoft Open License Program (MOLP) or with an Enterprise agreement. It is not available through the standard retail versions of Windows.

Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP MUI supports the below languages.

English, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Brazilian, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, German, Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew

In addition to the above supported languages Windows XP users also have the additional support for the below languages.

Slovak, Bulgarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Thai, Slovenian, Croatian, Latvian, and Romanian.

since dell computers come with xp oem, the answers to your question is most likely NO.
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#4
July 28, 2006 at 08:32:18

why not purchase the computer through dell mexico?

http://www1.la.dell.com/content/default.aspx?c=mx&l=es&s=gen

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#5
July 28, 2006 at 08:47:09

Buy laptop then buy Spanish xp from ebay
ask dell for a refund on OS (lol)
seems theres plenty Espanol xp's available , also office 03 Spanish version .


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#6
July 28, 2006 at 09:34:52

I'd go with mattie's recommendation.

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#7
July 28, 2006 at 10:52:49

good advise.


best of luck Frank :


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#8
July 28, 2006 at 12:38:14

I did not see the Inspiron E1405 listed on the dell mexico website. The prices for the laptops there are more expensive as well.
I'll look in the the MUI license closer. Thanks for the responses and if anyone else has any more ideas please post them. Thank you

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#9
July 28, 2006 at 13:19:21

Quoted from M$ MUI FAQ:

Question: How can I acquire Windows MUI?

Answer: The Windows XP/2000 MUI is sold only through Volume Licensing programs such as the Microsoft Open License Program (MOLP / Open), Select, and Enterprise agreement (or with a new computer as an OEM version at customer request). It is not available through retail channels.


Alternatively the cheaper way is to buy the PC in Mexico with Windows XP Starter Edition.

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