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How to add languages/regional settings without adding keyboard layouts in Windows 10?

My setup is this. Country or region: Russia Regional format: English (United Kingdom) Display language: English (US) Input methods: English (US), Russian With the newer Windows builds, when I set ...
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Is there such a thing as “regional” functionality in Windows Server?

I live in Australia, and I have been working with an American team, with one of their programs. Some things we have noticed is that some of the simpler things that should happen, simply don't; and we ...
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Excel automatically assumes a date+time format and when choosing text format it generates an unrelated number

How can I format a cell in Excel to show time and date, with milliseconds, I have tried using : (jjjj-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.000) Here's the raw CSV: 2021-02-11 17:32:43.177 2021-02-11 17:32:43.912 2021-02-...
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“Biliangual” Fr-English Windows

I have to use all my programs in English, same with Windows. However, living in France, I want to keep my regional settings to be French. It seems Windows to be a little bit lost in my options, ...
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Excel date format changes with different regional settings (2020-08-01 to 2020.08.01)

I searched most of the posts, but there is no solution to my problem. This is what I tried using Excel 365 with English Windows Machine: And this is what I get when I open the file with Excel 365 on ...
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Some websites know my nationality (spooky)

Websites can tell what country you are from, nothing unusual about this. But several years ago I moved to the US and bought a new desktop computer (built it myself from parts I bought from amazon, all ...
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Stop sites from automatically changing language

I live in Belgium, which has two (3) official languages, this causes sites to act funky. I am Dutch speaking, and prefer to read in English. However, because of my region and because of French being ...
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How to disable automatic capitalization in Windows 10's Mail app?

I have disabled autocorrect in Windows' Typing settings: When I write an e-mail in English and include some French sentences, random lowercase words become capitalized automatically, as if they were ...
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How to change all numbers to be in Arabic in Windows server 2003?

I want to change all numbers in arabic in windows server 2003, not only currency
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Microsoft Visio Professional 2019 Stencil Shape Language Issue

I use Visio Professional 2019 64 bit originally installed in Polish (PL) version. My OS is Windows 10 Pro Polish. My regional settings are Polish. I have created an UML Component diagram. Each time ...
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Excel Chart - show data formatted regardless the local settings

I want to share a excel file with charts on a different computer. The data I have formatted to display with thousand (,) and decimal (.) separation char. Unfortunately the other computer is set up ...
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Specifying Input Layouts in Regional Settings XML (Unattended)

I'm automating regional and languages settings, and part of my XML file is: <gs:InputPreferences> <gs:InputLanguageID Action="remove" ID="0809:00000809"/> <!-- This removes en-GB --&...
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How to change the order of languages in Region & language settings?

In the 'Region & language' settings (Language settings), I can easily add a language. How can I control the order of this list? The settings on the tab clearly states: Apps and websites will ...
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Notepad++ resets display language

I want to use "Englisch (customizable)", but it resets to "English" every time I start Notepad++. Setting the language after starting as admin doesn't help. Starting as admin afterwards also doesn't ...
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Keyboard layout on an MS-dos program

I have an MS-DOS program that was written for Win98 that I want to run on a computer with WinXP. Language is set to Croatian, but when I run this particular software it accepts the keys as if they ...
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Arabic (Foreign) language/font on some Google/Chrome pages

On some Google and Chrome pages, I see Arabic font language and letters: My Chrome settings This is a business account. Everything in else google apps like mail, calendar, drives is all in ...
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How to change number format for all users?(Windows 10)

How can I change number format to be "." instead of "," for all users of my PC in WIndows 10?
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Start an application with specific date format

I need to use one rather poorly-coded application which requires me to use en-US regional settings, or more specifically, the date format needs to be in en-US format when executing that application. I ...
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Default number of digits after decimal in Windows

I am exporting a database from Access to a CSV, and I was (finally) able to get more than two decimals to transfer after changing my Windows Region settings settings to make 9 decimals the default. Is ...
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Is Windows “metric” MKSA or CGS

When you visit Control Panel => Region => Additional Settings => Numbers, you have the option to set "Measurement System:" to either "U.S." or "Metric" . Which of these SI (I am assuming metric means ...
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New managed Netgear switch won't sync to time server (stays on “local” not “SNTP”). What settings should I be using?

This is nuts, I know. But I cannot get my new Netgear switch, to pick up the time from the time server used on the LAN. I've tried both CLI and GUI, I can't work out what it needs. The LAN has a ...
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Changing number decimal separator for a specific program (EZ-builder)

I just installed EZ-builder for the EZ-robot. When trying to start the program I get this error message: Error This computer culture has the Number Decimal Seperator set to a ','. This setting needs ...
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How to set date format in Google Chrome 60 in Windows 10

One of the web-mail interfaces I'm using is SmarterMail. When I open the SmarterMail message list in my Google Chrome in Windows, message dates are formatted as d.M.yyyy: for instance, Jul-20, 2017 is ...
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How to get a list of supported region formats in Windows 7 and Windows 10?

Is there a way to get a list of supported region formats in Windows 7 and Windows 10? It's the list shown in the dropdown indicated in the dialog below: Ideally I'm looking for a plain text file ...
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Default Input Language in Windows 10

I have this situation: the computer, that is running windows 10 is using Russian as the system language, but I don't want to have Russian input method enabled for the computer. When the system ...
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Creator's Update - intl.cpl (Region) seemingly broken

I was trying to access intl.cpl for region-related settings, specifically changing lockscreen date/time format and language. I noticed that when I click the corresponding item or run the cpl from Run, ...
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Windows-10 batchfiles are based on DATE command, how to use on lower Windows versions

I'm working on two (virtual) machines: First is a Windows 10 machine Second is a Windows 7 machine On both, the short date formats are equal: dd.MM.yyyy On both, I'm running the same batchfile, ...
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How do I remove an input language that appears after restart and doesn't show up in settings? [duplicate]

I have 2 keyboards (input languages): English and Russian. After every update requiring a restart, 2 Latvian input methods show up. So I have in total 4: EN, RU, 2 x LV. If I go to settings, it only ...
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Windows 10 cortana English (United Kingdom) fail

Is there any way to make cortana work in windows 10 on the English UK lang pack? I've set all the settings, reset all the settings, unset and reset all the settings but it just doesn't work. I have ...
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Windows 10 displaying the wrong font

Windows 10 has started displaying the wrong fonts in certain areas, most frequently tab labels and some other dialog boxes. It should be displaying Segoe UI instead of what I think is MS Sans Serif. ...
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How can I set Windows 10 timezone to Tunis?

How do I set up Windows 10 to be in the correct timezone for Tunis, Tunisia? If I go to Settings, Time & Language, Date & Time, I can choose a timezone, but Tunis is not in the list. Why not? ...
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Excel text function specifying language/LCID

As seen on this page and this page, it should be possible to specify the language used for date parsing with the text function in Excel cells. Is there any special trick to get this working? I have ...
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Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when trying to open the Language preferences by using the icon on the right side of the taskbar, "Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10" error ...
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typing double apostrophe when apostrophe button is pressed

As the title explains, when I press the apostrophe button on my laptop (') it appears double. I am also unable to make an "é" directly by pushing the (') button followed by the "e". Which I would like....
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Get Cortana to work in English (UK) for Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10, and Cortana doesn’t seem to be available based on the Start Menu: Cortana isn’t supported in the region and language you’ve selected. but when I click the link, it takes ...
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How to set different languages for locale format and Windows 7 programs?

I have Windows 7 SP1 x64 in English. Under Region and Language I've set my locale Format to Spanish (Argentina) because I want to see dates and time in my country's format. I don't like the programs ...
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Setting keyboard and regional settings from boxstarter

How do I change the change the keyboard and regional settings using a Boxstarter script? Is it possible to do it without resorting to a powershell script?
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How to stop website localizing the timezone for me automatically?

I'm currently living in Hong Kong where the timezone is UTC+8. Now I'm travelling to Germany and I'm planning some activities. For example I would like to watch a football match and tried to check ...
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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 other ...
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Russian text dosen't display inside EXE's

I am having an issue where russian text displays as wierd characters instead of what it is supposed to be. If you look at the picture I provided, please look at the bottom right below where it says "...
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Switch between Multiple Customised Lang & Region settings on Mac OS X Mavericks

I need to be able to switch quickly between two or three customised Language & Region prefs on Mac OS X. While there is an advanced tab which allows customisation, there is no way to save this as ...
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Excel 2010 not inheriting regional settings from Windows 8.1

In regional settings of Windows 8.1, I have negative numbers set to display in accounting mode. e.g. (1.0) instead of -1.0. Excel should be getting this setting as a default now, as it did in Windows ...
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Prevent Windows from resetting date format settings on restart

My Windows 8.1 machine has its region set to English (United States). The default date format is dd/MM/yyyy, but I modify the date format to a different setting. In this case, dd-MMM-yyyy. It seems ...
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language change my laptop windows 8

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 ...
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my dell inspiron won't play region 1 dvd's

i don't remember when i first started having this problem, but it's been a few years. i also can't remember if it's always been an issue or if i was originally able to watch dvd's on this laptop & ...
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Why isn't Digit Grouping working in Excel 2010 as defined in Regional & Language Setting?

Just upgraded to Excel 2010 & Windows7. Digit grouping setting defined as required (12,34,56,789) in control panel>region & Language>Addl Setting>Digit Grouping, but Excel is not ...
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Is it possible to have different applications set to different locales? [duplicate]

In Windows 7 you can change the system locale to change how non-unicode characters are interpreted in different programs. Let's say that I want to use language X for most cases, but language Y for one ...
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Language changing in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why in Windows 8 alt+shift change language for all applications? This is a bit hard to explain. I'll try my best: I have two languages enabled in my windows. EN and FA. In ...
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How to use WLAN Channel 14 outside of Japan? [closed]

I'm in Europe, I have a router and I have to test its UI. When I set the Region to Japan and Channel to 14 my PC won't connect back to the router and I have to do a firmware reset. In the office I ...
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How do you get rid of this popup in Microsoft IME (Korean)?

I don't know what this popup is called: I had never seen it in Windows XP. I enabled Microsoft IME (Korean) in Windows 7, and now as I type each syllable appears only in this box (instead of the ...