1.    25 Sep 2017 #1
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    Any Users (Canadians?) of Canadian 'English' Windows 10 Home on here?


    Is anyone here using the Canadian 'English' version of W10 Home? As an Englishman, living in Italy, I'm blowed if I'm going to pay over the odds for a UK version of W10H so I was wondering how similar the Canadian version was to British English/UK W10 version.
    I'm concerned about spelling, date formats etc.

    Cheers,
    Tom.
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  2.    26 Sep 2017 #2
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    You can run the Media Creation Tool, and select English (United Kingdom) or English (United States). Any language you want really. You may have to remove the checkmark for use recommended settings to get that option. As far as I know product keys are Edition specific, but not language specific. A 10 Home product key can be used to install Home in what ever language you want. As far as I know you could buy an English Canada version and use that key to install English UK or English US. Just don't use the install media that comes with it, make your own in the language you want.
    Run the tool, https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/soft...load/windows10 and use the create install media for another PC option.

    I've selected English (Canada) in the past and some keys on my keyboard give the French equivalent. Letters with symbols added etc. I ended up switching back to English US.
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  3.    26 Sep 2017 #3
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    Thanks for the reply. Do you know if I would be able to select English whatever but also be able to select Italian for the keyboard layout?

    Tom.
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  4.    26 Sep 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommygunn View Post
    Is anyone here using the Canadian 'English' version of W10 Home? As an Englishman, living in Italy, I'm blowed if I'm going to pay over the odds for a UK version of W10H so I was wondering how similar the Canadian version was to British English/UK W10 version.
    I'm concerned about spelling, date formats etc.

    Cheers,
    Tom.
    How do you propose to buy the Canadian version - MS normally restrict purchases to credit cards from that country to prevent people doing what you want i.e. you can only buy a licence applicable to country of credit card. Getting credit card for a different country is normally impossible if you do not have residency in that country.

    A much cheaper option is to buy an old windows 7/8 licence on line (but risky to a degree) and use that to activate UK version, nd add an itallin keyboard.
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  5.    26 Sep 2017 #5
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    I'm not sure to be honest? Have a look at this, Change Layout of Touch Keyboard in Windows 10
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  6.    26 Sep 2017 #6
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    Cereberus,
    If that's the case then I suppose I'm screwed and I'll have to stump up the extra £30.

    Tom.
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