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Windows 7: How to change PC language?

24 Apr 2012   #1

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How to change PC language?

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24 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Basically, you are looking for an utility, which will help you to open up bios and translate it yourself?

Such programs do exist for some BIOS vendors. But problem is, that there are some many vendors and versions of firmwares that it is not possible to create a universal editor. And most of those firmware are available only in English versions.

There will be no visible reaction of Windows 7 to a new BIOS, whether officially patched or not offically (if your won't brick your computer of course and it will start).

There used to be a custom patcher for BIOS firmwares, that allowed motherboards to recognize bigger hard drives. Those things were totally home made and Windows run smothly on those computers with non-orginal firmwares.

Changing bios - whether that is it's language, ability to read bigger HDDs, SLIC information or some other information in it, will take no affect on language of Windows itself (menus & help files).

Language feature of Windows 7 is independent. You would have to have Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise (for corporations only) where you can legally change Windows language yourself, but that feature is not auto-configuring (you have to manually select it and download some Language Interface Pack [LIP] files).
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28 Apr 2012   #3

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28 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Well, it is all quite well understood by me.

You did not posted any proof for what you have said.
Actual links would be nice here.

I believe that answer is simple. Flashing bios could turn out to be a disaster.
It is very easy to brick your computer while flashing a new bios firmware (There is a lot of things that you should not do and success of flashing depends on it). My guess is that those companies care about customers and provide BIOS "installing" packages with instructions inside in native languages, but bios itself is likely English.

Once again in an easy format: shell (installer) is different, but content is likely the same.

Need to look at your links, because all drivers and bioses I have ever downloaded came from official websites, that make you select your language and region BEFORE you go to download section.
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28 Apr 2012   #5

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28 Apr 2012   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

Let's make one thing clear: whatever language your BIOS has has nothing to do with the language Windows is using.

I must say I am not sure what you are asking and what you want to achieve but I can tell you you don't get an English Windows by changing a German BIOS to English one.

Kari
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29 Apr 2012   #7

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29 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Detailed information for your computer setup is contained in the CMOS chip, which can be reconfigured as and when system variables change, but it is not something you could do without specialist knowledge and equipment.

HowStuffWorks "How BIOS Works"

The bottom line is this: if you want multi-language support, you need to upgrade to the Ultimate version of Windows 7.

If it was as simple as tweaking the BIOS, people would be doing that instead of shelling out hard-earned cash to upgrade their operating system.
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29 Apr 2012   #9

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29 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It's painfully obvious you're not prepared to listen to reason.

If what you're suggesting could be done, it would have been done - trust me.

If you want a different language for your operating system, then buy another Windows DVD, they're not expensive if you shop around.

Failing that, a Windows Anytime Upgrade to the Ultimate version will unlock the files you need, but you will have to buy a Anytime Upgrade product key first.

Adopting this King Canute-like attitude endears you to no-one.

I can't put it plainer than this: you cannot do what you want without specialist knowledge and equipment.
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