Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Windows 2000 System Locale

How to change the System Locale in Windows 2000 by BionicJohn
Posted: 22 Dec 03 (Edited 14 Oct 06)

Configuring System Locale in Windows 2000

(You need to be logged in with Administrator's privileges.)

To check your current System Locale, run MSinfo32. ("C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\msinfo32.exe")

If it is not the country you expect to see, e.g US instead of UK, then follow these instructions to change your system locale in Windows 2000:  (You may need your setup CD, but probably not.)

a.  From "Start" button, select "Regional Options" by following [Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Regional Options].
b.  Under "Language Settings for the System", press "Set default" button. A "Select System Locale" window will pop up.
c.  Select the appropriate language from the dropdown box. Click "OK" to close the "Select System Locale" window.
d.  Click "OK" to close the "Regional Options" window.  

e.  You will be prompted to reboot your machine.  

f.  Re-check your System Locale with MSinfo32.


Back to Microsoft: Windows FAQ Index
Back to Microsoft: Windows Forum

My Archive

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close