@simrick - he actually wants to find out the base language of his installed unbootable OS...
No such tutorial...I'm not 100% sure if I chose English or International English before and the instructions state if I don't get that right I will lose everything. Is there a way to double check what my OS specs are has via the boot menu?
That's an American Country Kit; originally came with W7. It would have to be American English and not International (British), right?
Gateway DX 4831 desktop Specs - CNET
I think if you try an in-place upgrade install where the base language of the iso or whatever isn't the same as that of your installed OS you may get that a message like this oneI'm not 100% sure if I chose English or International English before
"You can`t keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps because you`ve chosen to install Windows 10 using a different language than you`re currently using."
The trick is a two step upgrade: first an in-place upgrade using the same base language as the existing OS. Second an in-place upgrade using the same version as the newly upgraded OS but in a different language. Both steps allow you to keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps.
Thanks. I tested your first suggestion in my backup pc and it worked fine stating I'm using English-US. Odd are my probem PC has the same. I tried it there to be 100% sure but it didn't work. The command line started with "x:" so I switched it to "c:" and entering "dism/online/get-intl" it said to go to the DISM log file, which I did and there was nothing there about the language.
Being a novice, I'm not sure what to do with your second suggestion. I entered variations of the "Langid ..." at the command prompt but but it said they weren't valid. I found this: Use the Language Pack Setup Tool to Install a Language Pack but I don't want to enter the wrong thing and make things worse. Will one of the suggested commands reveal the install language or just add/delete them? If it would work, what should the entry be to see the install language?
You may just as well simply try the in-place repair. If you think there may be two options, you have a 50% chance of succeeding with 1 download.
Note- there's always a chance the procedure may fail for other reasons... but we won't think about that - yet.
Hahaha. You were exactly correct! My first download attempt failed at almost 100% completion. 4.5 hours later the second attempt succeeded. I'm burning it to disk now.
I remember when I did the repair install with Windows 7, the process required several reboots and each time I had to be there to enter the logon password. Is there a way to turn off the password request via the boot menu or the troubleshooting feature?