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#1 Carbon Fiber

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 16:12

Hi all

 

so I want to change my Windows 8 Pro from Dutch to English.

 

I follow the regular steps to do so: by going to the control panel and clicking on the provided link (see screenshot below)

 

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Source: eightforums (no, I didn't ask my question there as well, I just googled it)

 

Next, the update screen appears (or sometimes not) like this

 

Win8_Installing-language-pack.jpg source: cdrinfo.com

 

It appears the language pack (KB2607607) is already downloaded to my computer as the installation status states that the installation is in progress (the picture above shows that a download is in progress first before the installation).

However, the installation fails every time. No details to be found, apart from 'some updates failed', "Engels (Verenigd Koninkrijk) taalpakket - Windows 8 voor x64-systemen - (KB2607607) [en-GB_LP]"

 

Any help on this issue?

 

Thanks :)




#2 OP Carbon Fiber

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 20:27

Any help would be appreciated.



#3 remco8264

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 20:49

Hi,

 

If the language pack has already been download, you could try the following:

 

1. Open the charm Zoeken and search for ''lpksetup''. Click on the result.

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2. Click on Weergavetalen installeren

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3. Click on Bladeren.

4. Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

5. You will see several folders. One of these folders contains the file Windows8-KB2607607-x64-ENG (in my case it was in folder 98e716f06531481852a1965dd9fdf154, but this could be different on your computer). Select the file. You should see the language on your screen.

 

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6. Click on Volgende.

7. Select Ik ga akkoord met de licentievoorwaarden and click on Volgende.

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8. The language pack will now be installed. This could take a while.

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When the installation is complete, you can return to Klok, taal en land/regio --> Taal in the Control Panel and set English as your display language.



#4 OP Carbon Fiber

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:42

Thanks for your help.

 

So I followed your steps, but couldn't find the exact KB file. But I got it directly from Microsoft: http://download.wind...7ece82365b6.cab

(in case anyone has the same problem and reads this, the x84 file can be found here: http://download.wind...8948241c53c.cab )

 

Unfortunately, the update is failing again..

So as illustrated in your last picture, the language pack is 'installing'. But after a few minutes, I got the following screen:

 

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I cleaned up Windows Update using the 'disk cleanup tool', but still no luck.

Any other possible solutions?  :cry:



#5 OP Carbon Fiber

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 20:48

It appears that I can't install updates as well. After restarting the computer - as requested by Windows - the updates are still there and are reported as 'failed'

I have run the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab and it stated that some issues were resolved, but I can't seem to be able to change the language or update my system at all right now.

 

Any possible solutions would be very welcome. Thanks!



#6 paul0544

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 21:05

Have you tried the FixIt?

 

http://support.micro...windows_update/



#7 shozilla

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 21:45

Try the FixIt as Paul suggested.

 

If FixIt doesn't work, then you might have to format and re-install Windows and choose English during the installation.



#8 YouWhat

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 22:01

If i reading what you posted above correctly,you have downloaded the language packs? If so try this...

Open command prompt with administrative privileges.


dism /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\downloads\*or where ever you downloaded to*\windows8-kb2607607-x64-eng_5359d31b8f4e3de3fa91b4e45a2307ece82365b6.cab  (assuming that name of file)

 

Reboot computer / laptop

When back up, change the display language via control panel to english, or whatever your chosen language is.



#9 Javik

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 00:29

It sounds to me like you have some breakage in your servicing setup. Experience tells me you're probably going to need a clean install





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