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Forums > Living in Kunming > Laptop language change

I bought my laptop in USA but recently had to do a clean install of Windows 10.

My keyboard began having serious problems, not registering a character when pressing a key, or registering multiple characters, all of an intermittent nature. I took the machine to the local dealership here in Kunming. They said it was a system problem, not a mechanical problem. They fixed it (for free thank you, as it had just passed out of warranty) by installing new system, which meant Windows 10 Chinese version. This is a one-language version, not possible to add or convert to English.

It quickly became evident that I could not live with an operating system in Chinese characters.

So, time to follow the links provided by an earlier poster on this thread. Biggest difficulty was that my machine can not boot from external media like a thumb drive, a limitation of the low level UEFI hardware. But I found a solution on the internet, basically just had to copy the windows.iso file directly onto my machine and run setup.exe.

Took ten days to fix, including time spent at dealership. So glad I hung on to my previous, now 5-year old laptop, for internet research and to compare English-language screen to Chinese-hanzi screen.

Whew, huge relief now that I have a working machine again.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Trekking Gear Stores..WeChat gps. Trekking Yunnan

I went to the Mei Li outdoor store today, hadn't been there in a while.

It is located a hundred meters south of the intersection of Renmin Lu with Qingnian Lu, on the right (west) side of Qingnian a short distance down an alley.

The sign above the place reads, "Mei Li Outdoor Supplies Shop".

phone 137-0872-6682


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Rugged country, beautiful pics. Nice to see these fabulous mountains from above.

I'm trying to identify the mountains shown. The top photo with the article title overlaid, is Haba Snow Mountain I'm pretty sure, based on comparison with photos I've taken from the ground.

The photo above "How do you feel about flying in such challenging locations? " shows Haba Snow Mountain on the left, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on the right. In the foreground is Haba's south ridge.

The last pic, Nick's selfie, I think shows Haba Snow Mountain in the background.

You can hire a guide through any of the many guest houses in Haba Village. The author of the article stayed at Haba Snow Mountain International Youth Hostel, which is also known as Haba Snow Mountain Inn. You can find contact info at the Haba article at www.WikiVoyage.org. The "lady who owns the hostel" is Yang Xiu Lan (杨修兰). She is very helpful and gracious, even speaks a little English, with emphasis on little. Additional info on climbing the mountain can be found at www.ItinerantClimbersCollective.com, especially useful for those who who want to make the ascent on their own without guides (this assumes they already have experience with ice axe and glacier travel). The author climbed the mountain in December which is definitely off-season, and the prices mentioned are on the low side. During the standard climbing season costs are higher.


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