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Microsoft Pre-Release Software WinFX Language Packs - February Community Technology Preview (CTP)

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: SDK
  • Language: English

Microsoft has provided a version of the WinFX Runtime Components for the general public. In addition to installing the WinFX Runtime Components, installing a Language Pack will allow you to see translated text, such as error messages, in your selected language.

  • The WinFX language packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for languages other than English. Installation of a language pack is not required to run WinFX resources on a non-English operating system; however, it is recommended.

    Important: To install the WinFX Language Pack, you need to first install the WinFX Runtime Components February CTP - and then install the Language Pack.

    Note: An English WinFX language pack is not available because all text is in English by default. To download a specific language pack, select the target language from the change language drop-down.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Longhorn (Windows Code Name), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2

Installation Instructions

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