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  1.    04 Jul 2015 #1
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    Cross language upgrades are not supported - then what to do?


    Greetings.
    I have been told, that "our" free version of Windows 10 don't support change of language by Andre Da Costa. See this link for info:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-edd044a0418d

    I then asked (but have not get an answer) what will happend to my installations when 29/7 arrives.
    My laptop runs a Danish Windows 7 SP1, so I'm sure it will turn out to be a Danish Windows 10. But my gamer-rig is running Windows 10 Preview, and this one is in English, as Danish can't be selected for the Preview. Will my gamer-rig then get an English Windows 10? I want a Danish Windows 10 if possible.
    Anybody here know if Microsoft or me can change the English language in Windows 10 to Danish once it is out, allthough Andre Da Costa write this "Cross language upgrades are not supported"
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  2.    04 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Will you be reverting your gaming rig back to Win7 or Win8.1 so as to get the free Win10? Looks to me like you will get the Danish version of Win10 then have to download and install the English Language Pack. What I've read with using different languages requires the Pro version of Windows.
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  3.    05 Jul 2015 #3
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    Denmark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Will you be reverting your gaming rig back to Win7 or Win8.1 so as to get the free Win10? Looks to me like you will get the Danish version of Win10 then have to download and install the English Language Pack. What I've read with using different languages requires the Pro version of Windows.
    I'm not sure if I will revert back to Windows 8.1, but if I continue to use Windows 10 Preview (in English), will I then be able to get a Danish Windows 10? If I will get an English windows 10 because of the review, then I will go back to Windows 8.1 danish before 29th og July

    I just don't know what is the right thing to do?
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  4.    06 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro

    First, I am sure the Danish Windows 10 as well as Danish language pack will be released on July 29th or soon thereafter. The Insider Preview and its language packs have been released in limited selection of languages but the final version will be released at least in all those languages previous Windows versions have had.

    Second, the in-place upgrade principle is quite clear:

    Note   Note
    Any version of Windows can only be in-place upgraded to the same language and bit version than the underlying Windows version is. The language version is determined by the language of the original install media; a French Windows 8.1 is still French even when it's display language has been converted to English using a language pack and all user accounts are using English display language, and can therefore only be in-place upgraded to a French Windows 10.

    Examples:
    • A 32 bit Danish Windows 7 Home Premium can be in-place upgraded only to a Danish Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, Danish Windows 8.1 or Danish Windows 10
    • A 64 bit English Windows 10 Insider Preview installed before the July 29th, when the user opts in for build upgrades remaining an Insider, will be upgraded to a 64 bit English GA version of Windows 10 on July 29th or soon thereafter

    You have asked an interesting question. On the other hand, MS has promised that all clean installed Windows 10 Insider Previews remain activated and will be upgraded if the user remains as an Insider and does not opt out from the build upgrades. This means that both my Finnish, Swedish and English Insider previews will get activated after the July 29th and I can continue using WIndows 10 in all of these languages. But in you case, your language version of Insider Preview is not available and if you ask me, you should be allowed to get a Danish version when it will be released.

    Interesting question, I will try to find out more as this interests me personally. What I could do now was to put the question to Gabriel Aul (Microsoft, General Manager OSG Data and Fundamentals team) in Twitter which for us is the only way to contact him directly, he's the man who should know. Sometimes he surprises and replies.

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  5.    06 Jul 2015 #5
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    Thank you very much, Kari. I will for sure look forward to see what he will reply (if he does :-). I really hope to find out more, and my guess is, that many others like me does the same. After all, Dansih is not the only language with this "problem".
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  6.    08 Jul 2015 #6
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    I guess that there is no answer from Microsoft or from G. Aul? I have also tried to write on Microsoft's Windows 10 forum, but no answer there either. Guess us with "bad" languages are left in the cold. No Insider in our language, no Cortana in the finished Windows 10 (recording to Microsoft Denmark).
    But thankyou for trying, Kari :-)
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  7.    08 Jul 2015 #7
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    I am still trying to find an answer, even from Gabe Aul:

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  8.    09 Jul 2015 #8
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    Cross my fingers for a positive answer :-)
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  9.    13 Jul 2015 #9
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    Okay. I'm giving up for an answer and uninstalling the English Windows 10, and installing my Danish Windows 8.1. This way I can use the GWX app to get windows 10 in Danish. I don't know if that means I'm out of Insider? But at least I know I will get a Windows 10 in my own language.
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  10.    13 Jul 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Okay. I'm giving up for an answer and uninstalling the English Windows 10, and installing my Danish Windows 8.1. This way I can use the GWX app to get windows 10 in Danish. I don't know if that means I'm out of Insider? But at least I know I will get a Windows 10 in my own language.
    You can get Windows 10 in whatever language you want. It's just the Upgrade that cannot be done cross-language.

    So, in other words, you can be using the Windows 10 English version, and when Windows 10 is released, get the final version upgrade in English, then download the Danish Windows 10 ISO and do a clean install. Windows does not differentiate language versions per se (though they have traditionally used different keys for single language versions vs multiple language versions).
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