1. Julian_C's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I recently bought a Surface 2 when I was in Italy (which has a Windows RT for Italy-Portugal-Spain), but me as a german speaker want a native german windows rt (even with the language pack, some parts of the system are still italian or spanish). So my question is, if anyone with a german Surface 2 could make an USB Recovery stick and upload it...?

    I would appreciate it!

    10-26-2013 01:56 PM
  2. clavecinist's Avatar
    Hi Julian,

    I bought my S2 in the U.S. and installed the German language pack as the main language. If you're using it in Deutschland, sterreich, etc, you need to set the regional and language settings to match your country, or you can end up with a bizarre mix of languages. Also, be sure the language pack has downloaded and installed entirely. My other computer restored the German version of apps after upgrading to 8.1, but the OS itself was in English. It was very confusing. Lastly, I made a recovery key and it was still in English. Schade.
    10-27-2013 12:20 AM
  3. Julian_C's Avatar
    Hey clavecinist,

    yea basically the same thing happened to me. I already set everything to german, so at least the welcome screen is in german. I also tried to restore it with a recovery key which was created with the german language pack, but no success. So my idea now is, to try it with a german recovery key! But to do this, I need to get one and so I'm asking here

    Here I made a screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eun4k78spn...creenshot1.png
    10-27-2013 03:23 AM
  4. v0lum3's Avatar
    To set your entire system (including welcome screen and so on) to your preferred language you should go to the controle panel on the desktop > time, language, area > area and then administrative settings > copy language settings (Bare with me if the menu names aren't exact, my main language isn't English). Here you will be able to copy you current language to the entire system.
    I had the same problem on the original Surface RT Bought in England, and wanted to install the Danish language pack! :)

    Hope this helps.
    10-28-2013 01:03 PM
  5. Julian_C's Avatar
    Hey v0lum3,

    thank you for your response. As I mentioned before, I already did this, but thx anyway for you response!!
    Like on the screenshot, you can see, that not everything is in german... So I was hoping if someone would be so glad to upload an image of his recovery USB Stick (which you can create using this article: Create a USB recovery drive for Microsoft Surface | Free up Surface storage space ) created by a german Surface 2...
    10-29-2013 10:41 AM
  6. MaDLiVe's Avatar
    Unfortunately you can't find these on the MS website anymore. I am looking for an US/GB version of the recovery. If you could host one that would be great. I have a scandanavian surface2 and have the same half translation issues.
    12-21-2013 04:28 AM
  7. livekyle's Avatar
    12-21-2013 04:37 AM
  8. Oluwabamishe Isaac's Avatar
    Pls livek hw can I download dis surface rt recovery cos my MS has not been working for the past 3month
    03-13-2014 01:24 AM
  9. livekyle's Avatar
    Pls livek hw can I download dis surface rt recovery cos my MS has not been working for the past 3month
    What do you mean? You just download the five files and put them together using winrar...
    Note that this is a German image (just like the thread title states haha) for Surface 2...since you said "surface rt" I'm not sure if you have a Surface 1 or Surface 2...

    Hope that helped ; )
    03-13-2014 01:48 AM

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