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On my main PC, when I try to install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, the dialog appears in French:

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 in French

That's fine, but I'm not French, I'm in the UK. It's not clear if I accept this will I end up with a French version of Visual Studio 2012?!?

On my laptop I get the english version - so I'm wondering why the French version on my main PC (which is setup as UK English)?

I tried

vs2012.2 /help

and I get the following:

Programme d'installation - Utilisation

    Ce programme d'installation prend en charge les commutateurs suivants :

    /Help              Affiche ce texte d'utilisation.

    /Quiet             Mode silencieux sans affichage et sans interaction de

    /Passive           Affiche la progression, mais n'attend pas de saisie

    /PromptRestart     Invite l'utilisateur à redémarrer le système.

    /NoRestart         NoRestart      Ne redémarre pas le système pendant ou
après une installation.

    /ForceRestart      Redémarre toujours le système après une installation.

    /Log               <nom de fichier> Spécifie l'emplacement du fichier

    /Uninstall         Désinstalle le produit.

    /Uninstall /Force  Désinstalle le produit ainsi que les fonctionnalités
partagées avec d'autres produits.
    /U /Force          Avertissement : l'utilisation de ce commutateur peut
entraîner un fonctionnement incorrect des autres produits installés sur cet 

    /Repair            Répare le produit.

    /Layout            Crée une copie du support dans le dossier indiqué.

    /NoWeb             Empêche le programme d'installation de télécharger
sur Internet.

    /Full              Installe toutes les fonctionnalités du produit.

    /AdminFile         <nom de fichier> Spécifie le fichier de contrôle 
d'in stallation.

    /CustomInstallPath <chemin d'accès>
                       Définit un emplacement d'installation personnalisé

    /ProductKey        <clé produit de 25 caractères>
                       Définit une clé produit personnalisée (sans tirets)

    Pour plus d'informations, consultez le site

I did search for the update on the web, and selected english, but whatever I downloaded still appeared in French.

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See it as a learning opportunity? :-) – Damien_The_Unbeliever Apr 22 '13 at 7:28
What is the default location shown in the following settings: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Location and Other Sensors\Default Location? – Alex Filipovici Apr 22 '13 at 7:43
Off topic? What are you people smoking? The FAQ says questions about "software tools commonly used by programmers" are on topic. Who else do you think uses Visual Studio? – Cody Gray Apr 22 '13 at 8:03
I looked at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Location and Other Sensors and I see "No sensors are installed", so I can't access Default Location. – imekon Apr 22 '13 at 8:34
@imekon - What language packs do you have on your main pc? Your question was moved because it has to do with a software problem and is not a programming question. – Ramhound Apr 22 '13 at 11:22
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I had the same problem—Update 2 insisted on running in French on two different machines. After poring over log files and Process Monitor output, I tried the following, and it worked.

Run regedit and set the value of the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General\UILanguage to 0. Then run VS2012.2.exe again.

Your mileage may vary, of course.

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I had 0x40c in UILanguage. Once I cleared it, the update was in English. 8) – imekon Apr 26 '13 at 17:51

I'm not sure which one you're downloading, as you didn't give us a link. But I just did a Google search for the update, found this one that claims to be in English, and sure enough it is (at least on my machine).

Works on My Machine …and all that

I'm pretty sure that the setup program doesn't change its language based on your system settings. I think it's hard-coded, depending on the version you download. So it shouldn't matter what language your system is configured to use.

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The first link came from VS 2012 itself, so I went looking for the update via Google. As I said, on my main PC it is in French, on my Laptop it is in English. – imekon Apr 22 '13 at 8:35

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