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Hello friends.
  I have a xps l702x which came with a Greek Os (I'm living in Greece).
For some reasons I prefere to change my language to english.
 I read that is possible if I would reinstall W7 from an .iso (digital life)
and that is legal if I use the same laptop just one time with my coa activation key.
  My question is : What I have to do to get corect drivers?
 for example, what about the Dell's support utility software?
 Many drivers are in a special language and if I get them from the greek Dell's site
will be in greek. I'm afraid to brink a mess.
 Is it possible and right to choose another country? e.g USA? after what about the time zone? etc..
   Please I need your help how I have to manage this story....
                      Thank you for your time.

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Hi Appolon,

You will be able to install the Operating system with language change when you selecting Keyboard method while installation.  However the ISO DVD should have the option of multiple language option where you can change the language.

Installation of drivers or other software depends on the language of the Operating system. However you may click on the link below for drivers:

http://dell.to/UAt9Pz

Please install the drivers in the order given in the link below:

http://dell.to/X1IKGu

In case of Dell Support Centre, it uses the Operating system to determine the proper language to display. If the language is changed on the system, Dell Support Center must be reinstalled to use the correct language.

Thanks and Regards,
DELL-Sujatha K
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
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Philip_Yip
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Sorry I didn't know you had Office 2010 Starter. The language packs only work with one of the full versions of Office 2010.

Works 9 was often preinstalled on Dell systems before Office 2010 if the user didn't opt to purchase Office 2010 it has limited functionality with respect to Office. It is free to download from Digital River no product key required.

Office 2010 Starter is preinstalled only, unfortunately Microsoft didn't make the installers for Office 2010 Starter available as they wanted it preinstalled only. They used to have them hidden on their website and some users on the MyDigitalLife forums found the download links, I have the installer for all 37 languages including English and Greek for instance but they have since been removed. It is only Word and Excel with limited functionality and heavy advertising. It was designed to entice users to purchase the full version of Office 2010. Office 2010 Starter is pretty much obsolete and replaced with Office WebApps on the SkyDrive. If you are just a light Office user then the Web Apps should suffice and work better than Office 2010 Starter: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps

There is also the full version of Office 2010 which you must purchase but now there Office 2013 is out (perhaps its best for you to try out the customer preview) for the time being. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/office-products-FX101825692.aspx

 

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Re: about languages

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Hi Appolon,

You will be able to install the Operating system with language change when you selecting Keyboard method while installation.  However the ISO DVD should have the option of multiple language option where you can change the language.

Installation of drivers or other software depends on the language of the Operating system. However you may click on the link below for drivers:

http://dell.to/UAt9Pz

Please install the drivers in the order given in the link below:

http://dell.to/X1IKGu

In case of Dell Support Centre, it uses the Operating system to determine the proper language to display. If the language is changed on the system, Dell Support Center must be reinstalled to use the correct language.

Thanks and Regards,
DELL-Sujatha K
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
#iwork4Dell
Order Status
Download Drivers

Appolon
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Re: about languages

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Sujatha I really appreciate for your reply, for your "given" time, for answers.

 Is not often I'm getting so "exact" answers.. that I have nothing else to ask.

Thank you a lot! (of course thread is marked as solved.)

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Philip_Yip
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Re: about languages

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See Windows Reinstallation Guide/A Clean Install of Windows for details:

http://philipyip.wordpress.com/dell-community-forums/

Technically you are meant to get Windows 7 Ultimate for the ability to switch between languages but for a permanent one time change the English Digital River .iso will work.

My guide explains Clean Installation of Windows 7 in great details aswell as giving the links for the .iso. If interested there is also download links for Microsoft Office and language packs contained within the guide so you can install Microsoft Office 2010 English and a Greek language pack and have the ability to switch between them

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Appolon
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..Hello natakuc4...thanks for advices..

....Of course I know the guide....is just from there I got the idea...

...so is it yours?.....Then I have to thank you two times!

.....Is really a great guide for installing W7 in Dell's OEM systems and general...

           Thank you for offering your knowledges..

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Philip_Yip
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Yes it is my guide, glad you are finding it helpful. 🙂

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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Appolon
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Hi nataku4

....I'm lucky to have you here in this thread...

so I can ask some questions...

In my xpsl702x (greek os) there is Office starter(Excel & Word) and advertising for office10..

(...to be honest..I really don't know what I have...:)....Is enough for me notepad & notepad++...)

My Question is : In your above post you suggest me to use the office links.

 From first -quick reading- your Guide I didn't understand how and what I have

to win from downloading office...

 You wrote office starter doesn't has the "rights" to use the downloading office?..after you wrote

..we can use the language packs..

 What I am missing? Can you help me to understand if I can use some from your suggestions or not?

Also do you know "Works9", is it independent from license for office? Any advice is welcome

   Thank you, I really appreciate the time you spend for me...

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Philip_Yip
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Sorry I didn't know you had Office 2010 Starter. The language packs only work with one of the full versions of Office 2010.

Works 9 was often preinstalled on Dell systems before Office 2010 if the user didn't opt to purchase Office 2010 it has limited functionality with respect to Office. It is free to download from Digital River no product key required.

Office 2010 Starter is preinstalled only, unfortunately Microsoft didn't make the installers for Office 2010 Starter available as they wanted it preinstalled only. They used to have them hidden on their website and some users on the MyDigitalLife forums found the download links, I have the installer for all 37 languages including English and Greek for instance but they have since been removed. It is only Word and Excel with limited functionality and heavy advertising. It was designed to entice users to purchase the full version of Office 2010. Office 2010 Starter is pretty much obsolete and replaced with Office WebApps on the SkyDrive. If you are just a light Office user then the Web Apps should suffice and work better than Office 2010 Starter: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps

There is also the full version of Office 2010 which you must purchase but now there Office 2013 is out (perhaps its best for you to try out the customer preview) for the time being. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/office-products-FX101825692.aspx

 

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
Appolon
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...Thank you Natakuc4..

    everything is more than clear...  now.

 You offer important informations - tutorials  and you are valueable for me, for everybody...

     (at this moment I don't feel so good.... because of the thread "drivers download..."

...I wanted to write something possitive for all the people here......and in the end ...I suppose it became...negative...

because they deleted it....maybe from my "poor english"...)

       Anyway that is my problem....not yours....

                      Thanks for all your suggestions.

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Philip_Yip
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Your post wasn't deleted and is here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/p/19496509/20321045.aspx#20321045

The thread was locked by Rick because it was veering off track and then I split it because the Drivers and Downloads has been updated and the problem described at the end of 2011/Start of 2012 is completely different to the problem now. Therefore the solutions posted in that thread won't work at the current time.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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