How to Install East Asian Languages in Windows XP SP3 Without a CD

by Lyan Uaha
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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) allows you to easily install East Asian languages without using the Windows XP CD. East Asian languages include Chinese, Japanese and Korean and require 230 MB of available hard disk space on your computer. You should have administrator privileges on the computer on which you are installing the East Asian languages.

Step 1

Click “Start” and then click “Control Panel.”

Step 2

Double-click the “Regional and Language Options” icon on the Control Panel window that opens.

Step 3

Click the “Language” tab of the Regional and Language Options dialog box that opens.

Step 4

Click to select the “Install files for East Asian languages” check box.

Click the “Apply” button and click “OK.”


  • "Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out, Second Edition"; Ed Bott, Carl Siechert and Craig Stinson; 2004

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About the Author

Based in Honolulu City, Lyan Uaha has been writing business and computer-related articles since 2007. He has been writing online instructional pieces since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Kent State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Akron, Ohio.

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