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How to change hp printer preferences language?

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Printing Preferences properties hp 6800 or Document Defaults are Displayed in an Unexpected Language, Hp printer software installed wrong language.

After installing the printer driver, the text in the Printer Properties in Windows 95, 98, or Me is displayed in French, German, or some other unexpected language. For Windows NT 4.0, the Document Default settings are shown in the wrong language. For Windows 2000 and XP, the Printing Preferences settings display the wrong language.

There are two ways to correct this problem. The first is to download the printer driver from the HP Web site and install it. The second involves replacing the .DLL file the printer driver uses to obtain the text that is displayed on the screen.

Follow the instructions below to display the text in English.

HP Deskjet 6800 6843, HP Business Inkjet, and HP Color Inkjet Printers - Printer Properties, Printing Preferences, or Document Defaults are Displayed in an Unexpected Language

In this document:

Introduction

Uninstalling and reinstalling the printer driver

Replacing the language .DLL file

Expanding the language DLL file


Introduction
After installing the printer driver, the text in the Printer Properties in Windows 95, 98, or Me is displayed in French, German, or some other unexpected language. For Windows NT 4.0, the Document Default settings are shown in the wrong language. For Windows 2000 and XP, the Printing Preferences settings display the wrong language.

There are two ways to correct this problem. The first is to download the printer driver from the HP Web site and install it. The second involves replacing the .DLL file the printer driver uses to obtain the text that is displayed on the screen.

Follow the instructions below to display the text in English.

Uninstalling and reinstalling the printer driver
NOTE: Some HP printers require the printer software (driver) to be installed prior to connecting the printer to the computer. For best results, disconnect the printer from the computer prior to installing the printer software. If an error appears indicating that the printer could not be found, reconnect the printer to the computer and continue the installation. If no errors appear, reconnect the parallel/USB cable after the installation of the software completes.

1. Uninstall the printer driver.
2. Run the Scrubber, located as shown below on the Starter CD, for the desired operating system.
1. For Windows 9x and Me: \UTILS\SCRUBBER\WIN9X_ME\SCRUB9X.EXE
2. For Windows 2000 and XP: \UTILS\SUPPORT\SCRUBBER.EXE
3. Download the latest version printer driver from the Internet and install the new driver.
4. If the properties are still displayed in the unexpected language, proceed to the Replacing the language .DLL file section below.
Replacing the language .DLL file
If uninstalling and installing the driver from the HP Web site does not resolve the language being displayed incorrectly, the .DLL file containing the printer driver's language information must be replaced with one containing the correct language. The following table indicates which language .DLL file must be replaced for each printer. The table also includes the path where the file is located on the printer's installation CD.

Printer
Language .DLL
CD path

HP Deskjet 6800
HPZRM312.DLL
\enu\drivers\com_lang

The following instructions may be used to replace the language .DLL file used by the printer.

1. INSERT IGNORE the printer's Starter or Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. If the CD menu automatically launches, exit the menu.
2. Right-click Start and then select Explore.
3. Locate the language .DLL file located in the table above.
NOTE: If the file in the Language DLL column ends with an underscore (_), the file is compressed and must be expanded before it can be copied. Refer to the steps in the Expanding the language .DLL file section below.

4. Right-click the language .DLL file and select Copy. If the .DLL file needed expanding from Step 3, locate and copy the newly expanded file, not the compressed file from the CD.
5. Replace the language .DLL file.
Windows 95, 98, and Me

1. Using the Explore window, locate the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder.
2. Right-click the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder and select Paste.
3. Select Yes when asked to replace the file.
Windows NT 4.0 and 2000

1. In Windows NT 4.0, select Start, Find, then Files or Folders. In Windows 2000, select Start, Search, then Files or Folders.
2. In the Named box, type the name of the .DLL file and select Find Now. If the file was compressed, search for the name of the expanded file.
3. Using the Explore window, locate the first occurrence of the .DLL on the hard drive.
NOTE: Replace each occurrence of the .DLL file in the \WINNT\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86 directory and any subdirectory where the file is found.

4. Right-click the folder that contains the .DLL file to be replaced and select Paste.
5. Select Yes when asked to replace the file.
6. Repeat Steps 1-5 for each occurrence of the .DLL file that was found.
Microsoft Windows XP

1. Select Start and then Search.
2. In the All files and folders box, type the name of the .DLL file and select Search.
3. Using the Explore window, locate the first occurrence of the .DLL on the hard drive.
NOTE: Replace each occurrence of the .DLL file in the \WINNT\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3 directory and any subdirectory where the file is found, \WINNT\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\hpdeskjet_6800421c.

4. Right-click the folder that contains the .DLL file to be replaced and select Paste.
5. Select Yes when asked to replace the file.
6. Repeat Steps 1-5 for each occurrence of the .DLL file that was found.
Expanding the language DLL file
Some language .DLL files are stored on the printer's Starter or installation CD in compressed form. When using a Windows-based operating system, compressed files are typically stored using an underscore in the last position of a file name's extension to show it is compressed. For example, the file hpzrm312.DL_ is a compressed copy of hpzrm312.DLL. In order to replace the copy of the .DLL file used by Windows, the compressed file on the CD must be expanded before it can be used. the EXPAND.EXE utility can be found on this website http://www.uv.tietgen.dk/staff/mlha/Download/DOS/ or directly downloaded from this link http://www.uv.tietgen.dk/staff/mlha/Download/DOS/microsoft/expand.exe .

The following instructions may be used to expand the language .DLL file.

1. Right-click the Start button and select Explore.
2. Highlight the C: drive.
3. Click File, New, and then Folder.
4. Type a descriptive name for the new folder, DRIVER for example, and then press Enter.
5. INSERT IGNORE the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive.
6. Copy the EXPAND.EXE file from the Starter CD to the DRIVER folder. Refer to the above table for the path to the EXPAND.EXE file located on the Starter or installation CD.
7. Copy the compressed file from the printer's Starter or installation CD, hpzrm312.DL_ for example, to the DRIVER folder.
8. From a DOS or Command Prompt, navigate to the C:\DRIVER folder.
9. Type the command EXPAND.EXE hpzrm312.DL_ hpzrm312.DLL and press Enter. A message should appear showing that the file was expanded.
10. Type EXIT and press Enter to close the command prompt.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 February 2010 02:53