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How to change settings on Windows 8 such as currency and language

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How to change settings on Windows 8 such as currency and language defaults
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  nalosin replied 1 year ago.

nalosin :

Hello

nalosin :

and welcome to Justanswer.com

nalosin :

I will do my best to help

Customer :

Thanks,

nalosin :

Can you open Control panel on your computer?

Customer :

yes

nalosin :

Ok. Open Region and Language icon from Control Panel

nalosin :

there click on "Additional settings" button to change currency

Customer :

Just a second

nalosin :

ok

Customer :

My problem is that I want in english but its in spanish and getting confusing me even I live in PR.

nalosin :

Is Windows menu and all other text in Spanish, or it's Spanish when you type?

Customer :

all in spanish

nalosin :

Ok. Open Control Panel -> Clock, Language and Region -> Language

nalosin :

there click on Add a language and select English

nalosin :

Once English is added, select Spanish and click Remote to delete it

Customer :

In found an icon Idioma which is language,

nalosin :

The screen should be like this on the picture bellow:

nalosin :

Full Size Image

Customer :

Ok done

nalosin :

Ok. Did you change to English?

Customer :

I did that before contat you but even some changes were made the main settings still in spanish. I using excel and the currency default is euro aI want to change the default to USD.

nalosin :

Ok. To change currency option

nalosin :

open Control Panel -> Clock, Language and Region

nalosin :

Click on "Additional Settings"

Customer :

sorry, I can find this option

nalosin :

then Currency tab

nalosin :

Do you have Regional and Language Options in Clock, Language and Region

Customer :

no

nalosin :

Can you go to Search and search for:

nalosin :

Region

Customer :

yes

nalosin :

ok. Open the Settings once you type Region

nalosin :

then click on Format tab

Customer :

ok

Customer :

In format I selected English US

nalosin :

Ok. Check other tabs for Currency field to change

nalosin :

It should change currency to $ if you change to English US, but please check

nalosin :

and also check for Additional Settings under Format tab

Customer :

Done

nalosin :

Ok. Is it changed now?

Customer :

I review excel and its correct. thanks

nalosin :

Ok. Great

nalosin :

Let me know if you need anything else

Customer :

Now I have problem with the key board

nalosin :

Where did you buy the computer?

nalosin :

Is it for US market or some other?

Customer :

Looks like is set in spanish.

nalosin :

Ok. Most of the keys should be the same

nalosin :

but if keys are in Spanish and you set English in Windows it will type differently

nalosin :

and that cannot be changed

nalosin :

I am not sure if you changed the keyboard also to English US or it's still in Spanish?

nalosin :

Check this link on how to change the keyboard to English

Expert:  nalosin replied 1 year ago.
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