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Educational Pack and Experience Pack

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by Rainald Taesler, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Unfortunatellly The Educational Pack as well as the Experience Pack are
    available in English only.
    This would be OK for me.
    But furthermore they require the English OS and do not install on my german
    system.

    It would just be too much work to re-install the sytem with the Englsih
    version and the MUI on top.
    Does any of the specialists have an idea for a workaround?

    Any of the insiders having an estimation if we might perhaps see these pack
    nationalized?

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 6, 2006
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    Chris H. Guest

    The Enhancement Pack, featuring the top five most popular programs from the
    two you mentioned, is available for download here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tabletpc/enhancementpack/default.mspx
    It includes Ink Desktop, the Snipping Tool, Send to Microsoft Office OneNote
    2003, Hexic Deluxe for Tablet PC and the Energy Blue Theme. It is available
    for 15 regions in the world, and does not depend on the English-only Windows
    XP operating system to install.
     
    Chris H., Sep 6, 2006
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  3. Thanks, Chris.
    It's been on my machines for quite some months.
    I just would like to have the other two.

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 6, 2006
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    Chris H. Guest

    The "other two" are available only for English-based operating systems.
     
    Chris H., Sep 6, 2006
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  5. I know.
    That's why asked my two questions:Does any of the specialists have an idea for a workaround?

    Any of the insiders having an estimation if we might perhaps see these
    pack
    nationalized?
    <<

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 7, 2006
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    terri Guest

    Rainald, I wouldn't expect to see a lot more work done on any of the XP
    PowerToys.

    Individually, they're unsupported, but in the Packs they are. Adding
    additional languages at this point probably won't happen with the Vista
    release next year.
    --
    Terri Stratton
    Microsoft Featured Community
    http://thetabletpc.net
    Windows MVP - Tablet PC
    http://writepc.com - a site for UMPCs
     
    terri, Sep 7, 2006
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  7. That's what I feared :-( :-(
    What do you mean by this?
    As said, I would not have the need for *nationalization.
    Just a way to install the English versions.

    Are the differences of the OS so big that there are valis technical
    reasons for blocking the usage under an non-English version of the OS?
    For non-Latin character languages I would understand this. But for
    German vs. English?

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 7, 2006
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    Chris H. Guest

    Power Toys are side contributions not necessarily from Microsoft and have
    not had the thorough testing a "pack" released by that company goes through
    before release. Power Toys are not supported as a "program" but offered for
    the users enjoyment. Packs are offered by Microsoft as add-ons to existing
    programs and are supported.

    As for the two packs, they're supported only on English-based installations
    because no time was spent to test on all the other languages. At the time
    of release, the English-based OS was the target area. Since Vista has come
    along, the Tablet Team at Microsoft will not be revisiting those packs for
    further development.
     
    Chris H., Sep 7, 2006
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  9. It was only *packs* I'd been asking about.
    That's what I understood from the beginning.
    But I thought that perhaps there might be some workaround to fool the
    install routine and circumvent the restrictions.
    Too sad ...
    IMHO even MS should have understood that there some people living
    outside God's own country and using the OS with a different language
    ....

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 7, 2006
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  10. Rainald, search around in the Tablet PC Buzz forums. Some clever users have
    figured out how to circumvent the language condition in the installer for
    those packs. However, they are still in English.

    --
    Josh Einstein / Tablet PC MVP
    Einstein Technologies, LLC
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Tablet Enhancements for Outlook 3.0 Now Available
    Unleash the potential of Outlook on your Tablet PC, Origami, or UMPC.
    Try it for 15 days - http://www.tabletoutlook.com/Go.ashx?id=ng


     
    Josh Einstein, Sep 7, 2006
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  11. Thanks, Josh!
    Will do so.
    There's no problem at all for me with software in English.
    TEO wouldn't be interesting for me, otherwise ;-) ;-)

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 7, 2006
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  12. One of these days, I will get around to localizing it.. I promise. :)

    But I also promise I'll never block the installation for someone who is on a
    non-english system. That would just be bad for business.
     
    Josh Einstein, Sep 7, 2006
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    torgamm Guest

    torgamm, Sep 7, 2006
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  14. Quite some work ...
    Would it pay?
    I really don't know why MS has done that.
    I would understand if this would have happend with Chinese or so ;-)

    That would just be bad for business.

    LOL

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 7, 2006
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    Mickey Segal Guest

    Which programs are you trying to get? Many of the best are in the
    Enhancement Pack, and others such as InkArt have later free or commercial
    versions.
     
    Mickey Segal, Sep 7, 2006
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  16. Fanatastic, Didier!
    Thanks a million.

    Had already started to look around on TabletPCBuuz, butr as I could
    not find a search engine, I gave up for tonight.
    But now it seems to be easy. And I really liked to see that my
    favorite tool TaotalCommander (on each and any of my machines and the
    ones in my Lab fro many long years) is part of the gane ;-)

    I for one can not accept the explanation.
    Doing research on TabletPCs in the field of academicc teaching is part
    of my tasks in my present sabbatical. And I hate it when being locked
    out.

    Thanks again
    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 7, 2006
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  17. Fantastic, Didier!
    Thanks a million.

    Had already started to look around on TabletPCBuuz, but as I could
    not find a search engine, I gave up for tonight.
    But now it seems to be easy. And I really liked to see that my
    favourite tool TotalCommander (on each and any of my machines and the
    ones in my Lab fro many long years) is part of the game ;-) ;-)

    I for one can not accept the explanation.
    Doing research on TabletPCs in the field of academic teaching is part
    of my tasks in my present sabbatical. And I hate it when being locked
    out.

    Thanks again
    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 7, 2006
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  18. I just wanted to check what's in the pack and how things work.
    A discussion on "flash cards" in the ON newsgroup made me pick up the
    topic again.
    Thanks for the info.
    I'll try the workarounds tomorrow or over the weekend and have a look.

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Sep 7, 2006
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    Mickey Segal Guest

    InkArt is called ArtRage: http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html and the
    free version of 2.0 is good but the full version is better.

    The flash card program is good if you need flash cards.
     
    Mickey Segal, Sep 7, 2006
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    torgamm Guest

    That's right. Enhancement Pack has _almost_ the best utilities.
    IMHO, Equation Writer is the one I'd miss more. I don't use Flash
    Cards and InkArt is a rebranded Artrage without any modification.
     
    torgamm, Sep 8, 2006
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