1. new_surfacepro4_user's Avatar
    Hi forum users, I am considering to buy a Surface Pro 4. Could you please let me know the following:

    If I buy a system outside Japan with English OS installed, can I change it to Japanese so that I could: 1) type/write/read Japanese, 2) run Japanese version of software, 3) have file names in Japanese

    Can I run Japanese/English version of software that only work under Windows XP?

    Thank you.
    11-05-2015 12:28 AM
  2. ssapre's Avatar
    Hi forum users, I am considering to buy a Surface Pro 4. Could you please let me know the following:

    If I buy a system outside Japan with English OS installed, can I change it to Japanese so that I could: 1) type/write/read Japanese, 2) run Japanese version of software, 3) have file names in Japanese

    Can I run Japanese/English version of software that only work under Windows XP?

    Thank you.
    On SP4 > settings > time and language shows japanese ....i think you can change display language and keyboard to japanese.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-05-2015 12:37 AM
  3. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I don't think you can do what you want to do that that extent.
    11-05-2015 02:19 AM
  4. new_surfacepro4_user's Avatar
    So, I got two conflicting answers. Could anybody please do a test to see if it works?
    11-07-2015 10:27 PM
  5. new_surfacepro4_user's Avatar
    Hi Laura, is it possible to move this question to the Windows forum as it might have a larger audiences?
    11-18-2015 07:39 PM
  6. ssapre's Avatar
    So, I got two conflicting answers. Could anybody please do a test to see if it works?
    You can change OS language if that option is available by MS (it is). But if you are trying to see specific language on specific software you want to install, I think that more depends on the developers of that software if they support particular language, else you will see it in English.
    11-20-2015 02:30 PM
  7. new_surfacepro4_user's Avatar
    You can change OS language if that option is available by MS (it is). But if you are trying to see specific language on specific software you want to install, I think that more depends on the developers of that software if they support particular language, else you will see it in English.
    Do you mean that if I have a SP4 with the English version of Windows 10 per-installed. When I run a software with Japanese written on the menu bar and dialog boxes, I could either see everything in Japanese or in English but no garbage symbols. Is that what you mean?
    11-20-2015 04:40 PM

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