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  1.    19 Nov 2017 #1

    Windows 10 - English International???


    Hey guys,..I'm going to buy a retail W10 (Home) software today on a USB Flash Drive for a new build. The title of the product says Windows 10 English International. Now I'm confused. What does it mean exactly? I don't remember this on the version I bought a couple of years ago. It just said Microsoft Windows 10.

    Can I go ahead and still buy it for use here as a normal English W10 version?
    Last edited by Runnerbean; 19 Nov 2017 at 08:43.
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       19 Nov 2017 #2

    Windows 10 English International version means it is in British English, also known and delivered as Windows 10 EN-GB. Windows 10 English is then the US English version, also known and delivered as EN-US.

    Differences are small, for instance while EN-GB lets you change desktop colours in Settings > Personalisation, in EN-US you'll change colors (note the missing u) in Settings > Personalization.

    In addition, default region in EN-GB Windows is United Kingdom, default time zone British time, default keyboard layout English United Kingdom, clock is using 24 format and week starts on Monday.

    In EN-US Windows default region is USA, time zone US Pacific Time (PST), keyboard layout English US, it uses 12 hour clock and week starts on Sunday.

    Also some default formats differ (Celsius vs. Fahrenheit, metric vs. USC) and so on.

    Same language with regional differences.

    Kari
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  3.    19 Nov 2017 #3

    Hi Kari,..you beat me to it. I literally just edited my post to 'Solved' as I'd since found the answer but thank you very much for your reply. As always,..your help and advice is very much appreciated.

    Thanks.
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  4.    20 Nov 2017 #4

    Indeed. If you are a UK user then choose English International. I find this galling since we speak the Queen's english.
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  5.    20 Nov 2017 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    Windows 10 English International version means it is in British English, also known and delivered as Windows 10 EN-GB. Windows 10 English is then the US English version, also known and delivered as EN-US.

    Differences are small, for instance while EN-GB lets you change desktop colours in Settings > Personalisation, in EN-US you'll change colors (note the missing u) in Settings > Personalization.

    In addition, default region in EN-GB Windows is United Kingdom, default time zone British time, default keyboard layout English United Kingdom, clock is using 24 format and week starts on Monday.

    In EN-US Windows default region is USA, time zone US Pacific Time (PST), keyboard layout English US, it uses 12 hour clock and week starts on Sunday.

    Also some default formats differ (Celsius vs. Fahrenheit, metric vs. USC) and so on.

    Same language with regional differences.

    Kari
    The language may be the same in terms of words (apart from spelling) but sometimes use of words in US English is like an alien language to us Brits - LOL.

    As the legendary phrase says "Two nations divided by a common language" :-).
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  6.    20 Nov 2017 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    The language may be the same in terms of words (apart from spelling) but sometimes use of words in US English is like an alien language to us Brits - LOL.

    As the legendary phrase says "Two nations divided by a common language" :-).
    Yeah. We walk on the pavement, lay the table, our cars have bonnets and boots but some us still use feet & inches and English gallons!
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  7.    20 Nov 2017 #7

    Steve C said: View Post
    Yeah. We walk on the pavement, lay the table, our cars have bonnets and boots but some us still use feet & inches and English gallons!
    An English gallon of beer is 25% bigger than a US gallon of beer .
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  •    20 Nov 2017 #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    An English gallon of beer is 25% bigger than a US gallon of beer .
    Hi there

    And don't forget in the UK they use Lavatories -- I believe in the states these are little hand basins for washing HANDS -- not so stupid really as it tends to agree more with the Latin (lava - wash).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  •    20 Nov 2017 #9

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    I believe in the states these are little hand basins for washing HANDS
    What else are you supposed to wash in them - your feet?

    Actually don't answer that - I'm smoking a fag.
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       20 Nov 2017 #10

    lx07 said: View Post
    Actually don't answer that - I'm smoking a fag.
    I sincerely hope you use "fag" as it is used in UK English slang, not as it is used in US slang
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