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If you try to upgrade or install Windows on a computer that is running a different language version of Windows, you receive the following error message:
You cannot upgrade or install a different language version of Windows.
The language of this installation of Windows differs from the one you are installing. The option to upgrade will not be available.
This behavior occurs because you cannot run Windows Setup to upgrade one language version of Windows to a different language version of Windows. When you try to do so, the Setup program of the language version of Windows that you are currently installing displays the error message that is described in the "Symptoms" section of this article.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:
For more information about multilingual options in Windows XP Professional, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 282089 - Last Review: July 25, 2007 - Revision: 6.4