My copy of WindowsXP tablet edition is in English but some things are in Russian.

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    Let me start out by saying I installed a version of winxp tablet pc from the internet. I have bought a real edition of it on eBay but that takes a month from where I’m at so I decided to go ahead and install a downloaded version that didn’t need activation. But the windows diary is in Russian and whenever I install new programs it starts in Russian even though the rest of the laptop is United States English. I went to regional settings And got rid of Russian but the problem still continues.
     
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    I got it from here
     
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    there are a lot of internet sites to download xp, but most of them are hacked copies I would trust the downloads from the sites I listed, but would still scan them once downloaded.

    download an english version and reinstall, that would be best.
     
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    Okay I see windows tablet pc edition but don’t I need to active it?
     
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    Create the Activation Status

    Navigate to system32 folder.

    Copy the wpa.dbl and wpa.bak files

    Reinstall XP in the normal manner

    Restart the computer and use the F8 key to bring up the Advanced Boot Options

    Select Minimal Safe Mode using Up and Down Arrow Keys and press Enter.

    Navigate to system32 folder.

    Rename the existing wpa.dbl and wpa.bak files.

    Copy the previously backed up wpa.dbl and wpa.bak files to the system32 folder.

    Reboot the computer.

    then once installed, if it asks for activation, choose over internet, and within a few seconds it will come back saying it is activated. NOTE: I do not go online until I have completed all my program installs and updates with portup, then the first thing is go to microsoft updates from the link in the start menu, get updated and then do the activation.
     
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    Okay so I’m finished installing win xo tablet pc edition now, it can with two disks. But for some reason it’s not asking for the second disk and when I put it in it just has two folders. One is components and the other is a readme file that only says this is for tablet edition or media center
     
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    I have never used the tablet edition, when you download is it in .iso form, it should be and then you need to burn it to a cd or a usb if your tablet support booting from a usb flash drive.
     
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    I found the wpa.dbl but not the wpa.bak one?
     
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    .bak stands for backup copy, if it is not there do not worry.
     
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    So I’m guessing that wpa.dbl is from a working version of windows xp but this is the only one I have
     
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    the wpa.dbl should be from the same system that you will be reinstalling, it will not work for just any install.

    if you install the same os to the same device, then the wpa.dbl that came from that will be the same one that you will use for the reinstall, for example mine would not work for your tablet.
     
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    Okay I got everything done. Including all possible drivers. How do I install a cab file in xp?
     
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    There should be an *.ini file with that cab, right click the ini (if any) and press install.

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    you might have to extract it to get to that file
     
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    No ini files that I can see

    Ca_, cab, cf_, ch_, dl_, ex_, gi_, ht_, in_, xm_,
     
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    what program you use to open the .cab file?
     
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    I just clicked on it and it opened
     
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    Okay so that was the wrong one, there’s a Tabletoc.cab that has adc, applications but those are the actual programs, application extensions, art, another cab called tabsys, cascading style sheet document, compiled html help file for the applications, config setting, control panel extension, cw, dlm, emf, gif, html applications, icons, jnt, jpeg, jtp, lxa, ngr, phn, shockwave flash object, smp, txt, tre, wave sounds, wmf image, wwd, xml
     
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    I have never had to install a .cab file, how did you get this one?
     
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    It came with the second installation disk from the eye
     
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