As you well know buying a Xiaomi notebook brings a benefit in terms of performance related to the selling price but we can not hide that saving money will all be invested in time to devote to the initial setting of the notebook, because alas will come to your home completely in Chinese.
So be comfortable and keep reading this guide that will come back to you in a future purchase, or maybe when some of your friends are in panic and you can say with your chest voice:
Hey, man, go to www.xiaomitoday.it and follow the guide on how to convert your Xiaomi notebook from Chinese to Italian.
Let us first point out that This guide works with all kinds of notebooks manufactured by Xiaomi be it the 12.5, the 13.3 or the latest arrived, the Mi Notebook Pro, as they all come with the version Windows 10 64 bit Home Edition single language in Chinese. I say that most likely the product key already on the notebook to convert will not work but try not to get hurt and so before you leave with each action you will have to extract the product key from your notebook and to do this you will have to right-click on the windows icon at the bottom left (so to speak of the start menu) and from the menu that appears you'll have to choose start a power shell window in administrator mode. From the screen that opens you will need to type the following command:
wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
At this point annotate or save the code somewhere obtained in that you will need it to activate Windows 10 in Italian. Now you have to get yourself a USB stick with capacities of at least 8 GB (but I I would recommend one by 16 GB), which will help you to install the Windows 10 files on your Xiaomi notebook. Therefore download the Media Creation Tool click here or from the button below.
Now run the executable tool that will guide you in creating a flash drive for installing Windows 10.
In the end you will find yourself with the key that will have to return the following files.
When you're done you will also need to download the Mi Tong Bu application, a kind of Mi Store enriched by some features, where you will find all the drivers needed for the Xiaomi notebook, since after the clean installation of Windows 10 in Italian, the notebook will have no driver inside.
The next step consists inenter the BIOS settings of the Xiaomi notebook. Practically on startup, soon after the MI logo has appeared, you will have to press F2. At this point move to the BOOT tag and choose the Boot Device Order option.
Now let the flash unit be the first one to boot, then press F10 and save the settings.
Your Xiaomi notebook will reboot by loading the Windows 10 installation. When the WINDOWS WINDOW window select theoption I DO NOT HAVE A PRODUCT KEY CODE.
Choose the WINDOWS 10 HOME version, accept the license terms, and then choose PERSONALIZE to the type of installation to be performed. Now Click on the larger unit (should be the 3 partition) and choose FORMAT confirming the next message that will appear to you. Now, reselect the newly formatted partition and proceed with the Next button.
Now Windows 10 Home in Italian will be installed on your Xiaomi notebook and at startup choose the quick settings.
Now there is nothing left enable Windows by using the product key you extracted earlier. In case it does not work you will have to opt for the purchase of a license, install a Linux distro or ... well the fantasy of the freak is endless and thanks to the old and expensive Google search engine you can find the solution to your problems.
That said install the Mi Tong Bu application downloaded previously and at the start of the same log in with your Xiaomi account which generally used. At this point, click on the second icon from the left, the arrow-shaped icon contained in a circle, and then the yellow icon with an arrow inside.
At this point you will have to choose your notebook. You will be directed to another screen where you can download the individual drivers or by clicking on the "gift" icon the download of all the drivers will start collected in a single zip file.
Once you've downloaded all the drivers and installed them there is nothing left to do two small beasts. The first is that of customize your desktop using Xiaomi's classic wallpapers and you can download it by clicking on the button below.
The last step instead is the customize the OEM interface with the MI logo. To do this download the application by clicking on the button below and proceed by copying the information as shown in the photo, naturally changing those relating to the model based on the type of product you have.
I hope the guide has come in handy and that now you will have no excuse not to try your hand at the "modding" of your Xiaomi Mi Notebook. Therefore follow us also on Telegram channel, where we will report the best deals for Xiaomi notebooks.