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Windows XP Installation

I had to replace the hard drive in my laptop and now when I try to install Windows XP (SP2) it is coming up in Japanese.
BIOS shows that it's set for English but as soon as it gets into the installation it's all Japanese.
What gives? If I complete the install in Japanese can I change it afterwards? We have a Japanese girl here in the office and she said she didn't see anything about language so far...

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I had to replace the hard drive in my laptop and now when I try to install Windows XP (SP2) it is coming up in Japanese.
BIOS shows that it's set for English but as soon as it gets into the installation it's all Japanese.
What gives? If I complete the install in Japanese can I change it afterwards? We have a Japanese girl here in the office and she said she didn't see anything about language so far...
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Your problem is that your installing Windows

Use Linux and your problem will go away Linux FTW !!!

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usually, the language change option comes AFTER the os in installed.

after the final restart, you'll come to the initial config wizard. you should be able to change it from there.

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Pics of japanese girl!!
LOL she is a cute little thing but her husband works 2 cubicles down so can't risk snapping any cell phone pics.

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usually, the language change option comes AFTER the os in installed.

after the final restart, you'll come to the initial config wizard. you should be able to change it from there.
Cool, I'll have her finish up the install and change it at that point. Thanks.

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Did you get it to work?

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Did you get it to work?
F that.

Did you take the chance and take the pic yet?
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Is Windows XP multi-language? For some reason I thought they has different software for different languages. I could be 100% wrong.
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Is Windows XP multi-language? For some reason I thought they has different software for different languages. I could be 100% wrong.
i'm pretty sure it is...but not 100% sure...

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