dr_st wrote on 2022-06-28, 12:40:
Thanks for sharing! I will add this information to the write-up.
Your Windows is now back in Italian, but USB mass storage generic drivers work too, right? 😀
So here you will have to help me, basically I found out that the "system properties" are in English, like "Add new hardware".
So I tried to restore the three files, recommended in the article.
I looked for them in the installation CD, but I don't know why I didn't find them, maybe they are hidden under another name. So I got them from a clean windows installation.
I put them in C and from the MSDOS, since I can't log in in safe mode with the virtual machine, I copied them one by one in the destination folder, replacing the English ones.
When I started windows, I found that the "system properties" such as "Add new hardware" were still in English. I went to check and the files were those in Italian. (checking the language of the file properties)
With research I found that the USB installer not only replaced the files located in WINDOWS \ SYSTEM, but created another identical file in WINDOWS \ OPTIONS \ CABS. So I replaced those too, but the result doesn't change.
Also by replacing the three files, the removable disk is seen and is usable, but the icon for safe removal, which appears near the clock, no longer appears. Restoring the three files SYSTRAY.EXE, USER.EXE and USER32.DLL the icon appears.
If you reset EXPLORER.EXE and QFECHECK.EXE, the start menu returns in Italian, but "system properties" such as "Add new hardware" remain in English. Also the safe remove icon works.
Now it's up to understand what are the exact files that he changes, where are the texts of "system properties" such as "Add new hardware".