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Setting language for non-Unicode programs broke Windows?

I occasionally use programs originally designed to run in Japan using Microsoft AppLocale. When loading a program this way, AppLocale specifies that it's only designed to be a temporary solution and ...
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How do I check my DVD drive's region settings in Windows 7?

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop. When I put a movie in the DVD drive, the video player starts up and tells me 'THIS DISC IS NOT FORMATTED TO PLAY IN THIS REGION'. I have changed the DVD region ...
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Setting Microsoft Word completely to another language

When I'm using the English language in MS-Word 2007, it does indeed use a new dictionary, but the automatic caption names are still in my own language (Dutch). For example: If I use insert caption I ...
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How do I make my Blu-ray / DVD / HD-DVD drive multi-region?

I have a combined DVD / HD-DVD / Blu-ray drive on my machine (yeah, I'm very much the big man) which is all great and everything. However, I've got quite a few region 1 DVDs that it won't play. I ...
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How to stop Excel Treating US dates as UK dates?

I'm in the UK, I've got a problem where I've got a list of dates supplied in US format. Excel seems to treat the ones that are valid in both formats as UK dates, (e.g. 03/01/2012 becomes 3rd of ...
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Limitless switching between DVD regions on MacBook Pro?

Is there a safe way to remove the limit (6?) of DVD region switching on the MacBook Pro? I'm a multi-region kind of guy and this 'feature' dives me nuts. On the interwebs I see many 'tools' that ...
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Excel does not honor the delimiter setting for reading or writing CSV files

When saving/opening CSV files in Excel, the default separator is a semicolon (;), as I need it to be a comma (,) I tried to change it by changing the Language and Regional settings following several ...
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Disabling the Driver Region on a Mac

So, this is the first time I try to watch a DVD disc on my (new) Mac and I wonder if I can keep it as fresh-new by not choosing any region and just play discs from anywhere. I understand the media ...