I use Windows XP in Dutch, but I'd like to have my
cmd.exe in English.
Is there a way I can change the language? Can I download a separate version of
cmd.exe in English? Are there any other ways?
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There will be no "obscure long link from microsoft.com".
It depends on how your Windows is localized (I'm not familiar with Dutch Windows specifically). Look at the following folder:
If you have the file named
If you don't have such folder, or if
If you are running Windows XP you can translate a lot strings yourself. Using a resource editor like XN Resource Editor or ResEdit you can modify the included messages and save everything as a modified EXE file.
Note: As we are talking about a component of Windows I assume that modifying a executable from Windows is not covered by the license you have accepted when installing Windows.