I need some advice.

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boblore Posts 3 Registration date Sunday October 23, 2016 Status Member Last seen October 23, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 at 06:24 AM
Ambucias Posts 47310 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Oct 23, 2016 at 04:23 PM
I am an American living in Germany. I would like to know if I buy a laptop here in Germany, (which would be a German language and German system laptop). Could I convert this German laptop to a complete American laptop? I under stand German very well, but I feel more comfortable with a computer in English. I plane to vacation next year in the states and maybe buy a new laptop. If I buy one there and bring it back to Germany I would have to pay customs. So it would be cheaper if I get a German computer here and convert it.
Would someone please help me? But remember, convert an all German computer to an all American computer.
I thank you for any information receive.

Bob

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Ambucias Posts 47310 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166
Oct 23, 2016 at 06:31 AM
Hello

We don't know about customs in Germany.

Yes, it is possible to change a computer's operating system language.
boblore Posts 3 Registration date Sunday October 23, 2016 Status Member Last seen October 23, 2016
Oct 23, 2016 at 06:44 AM
Thanks for your fast answer.

The German customs are 11%, and maybe an additional 19% sales tax. This would apply on an item over 430 euro.

How would I change the operating language? It would probably be Windows 10.
Ambucias Posts 47310 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166
Oct 23, 2016 at 06:53 AM
Hi

You would go to the control panel, click on clock and language, add a language and choose English. Then, you would change the entry language to English.

11% + 19% wow!
boblore Posts 3 Registration date Sunday October 23, 2016 Status Member Last seen October 23, 2016
Oct 23, 2016 at 07:07 AM
Thanks, I'll remember this.

Where do you live? I live in the Frankfurt area. I've been here for 47 years.
Ambucias Posts 47310 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166
Oct 23, 2016 at 04:23 PM
Québec.
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