Going Crazy ? two languages in Explorer (X200s)

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  1. Persnickety

    Persnickety Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm losing my mind. I received my X200s, but a huge fly in the ointment is that my OS is german, and I can't seem to figure out how I change the damn OS to danish.
    The keyboard set up is danish (as is the physical keyboard), but no matter how and what I do, I cannot get it to display much in danish. It stays german.
    Even when right-clicking on the desktop it goes:
    Seriously, I'm about to return this, as it seems way to close to all the motherboard problems I had with my MBP where two languages popped up no matter what I did.
    So, can anyone help me before I toss this to the curb and give up?
     
  2. jaredy

    jaredy Notebook Virtuoso

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    What does it have to do with a motherboard? And i assume you've attempted to changed the language settings in windows...? Why not just reinstall windows and set the language correctly when you do that?
     
  3. Persnickety

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    It reminds me of dying motherboards because it was the first symptom of many dieing motherboards on MBP.

    I can't reinstall anything, because it's an X200s which came with no recovery disks and I haven't even been able to make recovery disks yet. It's quite hard doing it in german, when I don't really speak german.

    The computer, when it arrived, and I turned it on, it allowed me - with german "boxes" to select "dänisch" and so on, which I did. But I can only get the log-in screen to change into danish or english (depending what I choose), but the moment I'm in, almost everything is in german for god knows what reason.

    WHen I go into "systemsteuerung">Zeit, Sprache und Region>Anziegesprache installieren oder deinstallieren", it says it cannot find any other language.
    When I go into "systemsteuerung">Zeit, Sprache und Region>Anziegesprache ändern" I can change everything to Dänemark and Dänisch, but all it does is change the log-in screen.

    If I go into "systemsteuerung">Zeit, Sprache und Region>Region und sprachoptionen", nothing changes. Well, I can change the keyboard layout, but ...

    It seems some language files are missing, but how on earth wouold I get a hold of them?
     
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    jaredy Notebook Virtuoso

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    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/35a1b021-d96c-49a5-8d8f-5e9d64ab5ecc1033.mspx

    I meant reinstalling with the ThinkVantage button preboot? But if it is for some reason missing files then you need to google that. Also you basically navigate via icons.
     
  5. zillal

    zillal Notebook Consultant

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    I believe the only time you can change the Windows language is at install time. However you can reinstall your system even without recovery disks. The only reason you make the recovery disks is to save you from a total hdd crash. Because its all there on your harddisk in a separate partition.

    So what you do is while booting hold down the Thinkvantage button -- and you enter Rescue and Recovery (it takes some time to load.)

    You want to find the option to reset to factory settings. This will restore the disk to the identical status it had when shipped to you, so gives you (I think) a new chance to choose Vista language.

    If after doing the factory reset you still can't get it out of german next thing is to call lenovo support and ask them to send you Danish recovery disks. In cases such as this they should wave the normal charges for this service.
     
  6. Persnickety

    Persnickety Notebook Evangelist

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    After holding down the blue thinkvantage button it says press f1 to setup. So I do that, I come into something that looks like a dos-prompt, so how do I get RNR to boot from there?

    Sheesh! I never expected to spend this many hours to get a danish os :(
     
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    Thank you so much, Ed!

    I will try to see if I can get it to work. I have been running around in rings going nowhere fast.
     
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    Thanks, I wasn't aware that you could install MUI on editions other than Ultimate. Still RDP (with concurrent sessions) is a great reason to go for Ultimate.
     
  10. zillal

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    If Thinkvantage button doesnt work try f11. This is from rnr user guide:

    When starting your computer normally:
    1. Shut down your computer.
    2. Restart your computer.
    3. Repeatedly press and release the F11 key. After a short delay, the Rescue and Recovery workspace is displayed.

    When starting your computer using rescue media:
    1. Insert the Rescue and Recovery CD that you created into your CD or DVD
    drive, or if your rescue medium is an external USB hard disk drive, attach the
    drive now.
    2. Shut down your computer.
    3. Restart your computer. After a short delay, the Rescue and Recovery workspace
    is displayed.
    Note: If the rescue media fails to start, the rescue device (CD drive, DVD drive, or
    USB device) might not be set correctly in your BIOS startup sequence. Refer to the
    documentation that came with your computer for information about gaining access
    to the BIOS configuration.
     
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