I have an HP laptop computer running Windows 8. It was purchased in the NORWAY and is in NORWEGIAN. I need to use English and have the entire system language be English. Can I change this myself or do I need to purchase Windows 8 in English and install that on the laptop?
You can always change the language display settings,for the whole interface and also change the keyboard layout settings (maybe this last might be a lil complicated but it can be fully solved too).
So, for changing display language, you must download some language packs, avaliable for a plenty ammount of languages.These you can get them from here:
And instructions are avaliable here:
In resumed words, all you have to do is:
Going to the first web site,
find and download the US English language pack,
then go to Control Panel, Clock, Language and Region settings,
go exactly for Language settings
and in Add Language option, load the previously downloaded language pack.
I think you can even download the pack at the moment once you get to step 5.