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<a class= Oct 05, 2009, 01:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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People at work are requesting Windows XP/Vista Australian version. I looked all over the web and I can't find such a thing. I thought you just change the language when you install it and that's about it.

I mean the only thing I could find is same ol' vista with start button saying "G'Day" instead of start and it's price being upped 60%.

Dubya Tee Eff mate.


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Michael C Oct 05, 2009, 02:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there such a thing?
Hope this helps:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/4a90fe71-c...f1033.mspx

I don't know of any other way to be honest. Pretty sure they don't make an Austrailian version from what I can see.

<a class= Oct 05, 2009, 02:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there such a thing?
Yeah that's what I know. I even called M$ and they were like "wtf is aussie windows, go change the language fool"

Oh well, I'm just gonna go tell the guys that they're crazy.


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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 05, 2009, 02:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there such a thing?
DO they mean one of those special pirated versions? I've seen such things as XP black edition and different versions that include some integrated features and stuff.

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>> Re: Is there such a thing?
Nah, were lookin' at 100% legit stuff. But like I said, I've called them up and their techs were like "wtf." So then I knew something was wrong.

This is a much aussie as I can find

http://stuffucanuse.com/aussie_windows/aussie_windows.htm

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john albrich Oct 05, 2009, 03:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there such a thing?
Perhaps someone is just referring to an 'Australian' dictionary add-on so that unique Australian words/phrases are incorporated without having to manually add words to the default or some user-customized dictionary.

Nathan Daniels Oct 05, 2009, 05:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I wasn't aware that Australians spoke that much different than the Brits and Americans. Don't we both use the same Windows' too?

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Jon Bailey Oct 05, 2009, 05:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there such a thing?
are you sure theyre not winding you up?

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Adam Kolak Oct 05, 2009, 11:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there such a thing?
As far as I know you would just want to change the region to Australia and the language to Australian English.

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john albrich Oct 06, 2009, 05:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there such a thing?
Adam Kolak said:
As far as I know you would just want to change the region to Australia and the language to Australian English.


When I checked earlier, those 'Australian' options for those weren't available on XP Pro SP2 (but, I only load absolutely required security updates after SP2...no language packs). I don't have a Vista computer to check at the moment.

Aside from some spellings and a few unique words and phrases, there would also be currency and date conventions to consider. (didn't find any option for Australian Dollar either)


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