Installing Japanese Support

Watch a video on installing Japanese support in the Windows XP operating system. Installation in other versions of Windows is very similar. Below are the instructions in text.

Installing Japanese support for the Windows XP operating system

control panel start menu

1. Go to Control Panel through Start Menu.

control panel date time

2. Go to Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options by clicking the link shown in the image below.

control panel regional

3. Click the Regional and Language Options link.

regional and language options

4. Select the Languages tab.

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5. If East Asian languages are not installed in your computer, move to 5.1. If East Asian languages are installed, continue by clicking the Details button and move to point 6 of these instructions.

regional and language options 2 check box

5.1. If East Asian languages are not installed in your computer, do it by selecting the box at the bottom of the following image. Note that you need to be logged in with Administrator rights to install languages.

5.2. After selecting the box, click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

regional and language options 2 insert CD

5.3. Windows will ask you to insert a Windows XP installation disc into your CD drive. Insert the disc and click OK.

regional and language options 2 restart

5.4. Windows will install the necessary files from the CD and ask you to restart the computer. Restart by clicking the Yes button and move to point 6 by following these instructions.

add keyboard language

6. Prepare to add a new keyboard language by clicking Add.

choose keyboard language

7. Select Japanese from the upper list and make sure that Keyboard layout is set as Microsoft IME Standard.

8. Close the windows by clicking the OK buttons.

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