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An update is available that changes the currency symbol of Latvia to the euro (€) in Windows

Introduction
An update is available that changes the currency symbol of Latvia from the Latvian lats (Ls) to the euro (€) in Windows.

Note Latvia adopts the euro on January 1, 2014.

This update applies to the following operating systems:
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
For more information about how to manually change the currency symbol in other operating systems, go to the How to manually change the currency symbol for Latvia section.
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Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008DownloadDownload the package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Registry information

To use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.
How to manually change the currency symbol for Latvia
To manually change the currency symbol for Latvia, follow these steps. 

Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.
  2. In the Search box, type Change the date, time, or number format, and then tap or click Change the date, time, or number format in the Settings list.

    Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  3. In the Region dialog box, click Additional settings on the Formats tab.
  4. Click the Currency tab, and then change Currency symbol from Ls to €.

    Note If you have applied the update that is described in the "Resolution" section, and you want to change the currency symbol to the earlier version, click the Currency tab, select in the Currency symbol list, and then type Ls.
  5. Click OK two times to apply the change.
After you make this change, the new currency symbol is displayed as your system currency in all Windows and Microsoft Office products.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  1. Click Start, type Change the date, time, or number format in the Start Search box, and then click Change the date, time, or number format in the Programs list.

    Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  2. In the Region and Language dialog box, click Additional settings on the Formats tab.
  3. Click the Currency tab, and then change Currency symbol from Ls to €.

    Note If you have applied the update that is described in the "Resolution" section, and you want to change the currency symbol to the earlier version, click the Currency tab, select in the Currency symbol list, and then type Ls.
  4. Click OK two times to apply the change.
After you make this change, the new currency symbol is displayed as your system currency in all Windows and Office products.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

  1. Click Start, type Region and Language Options in the Start Search box, and then click Regional and Language Options in the Programs list.

    Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  2. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click Formats tab, and then click Customize this format.
  3. Click the Currency tab, and then change Currency symbol from Ls to €.

    Note If you have applied the update that is described in the "Resolution" section, and you want to change the currency symbol to the earlier version, click the Currency tab, select in the Currency symbol list, and then type Ls.
  4. Click OK two times to apply the change.
After you make this change, the new currency symbol is displayed as your system currency in all Windows and Office products.

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Regional and Language Options.
  2. On the Region and Language tab, click Customize.
  3. Click the Currency tab, and then change Currency symbol from Ls to €.
  4. Click OK two times to apply the change.
After you make this change, the new currency symbol is displayed as your system currency in all Windows and Office products.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 2905454 - Last Review: 05/27/2014 03:53:00 - Revision: 3.0

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