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Windows 7: Display Language Change- Win 7 Home

20 Jan 2011   #1
Cineworks

win 7 64
 
 
Display Language Change- Win 7 Home

Just aquired a computer with the display language set to French. I want it to read in English.

I know you need Ent. or Ult to make the change normally.

If I restore the computer to the Out-of-box settings, will I get the chance to choose my language during setup?

Any other option short of upgrading?


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20 Jan 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The answer to your question is yes - provided your system came with the 5 language pack (which is usually the case if French is one of the options).
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20 Jan 2011   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

There is a reason why Windows Ultimate 7 costs more than for instance Home Premium. With additional price, you get additional features like language packs which allow you to completely change the language of your Windows 7. To use any hacks or cracks to get these additional features for free is considered piracy, and at least last time I checked the Seven Forum rules, all discussion about using illegal methods to acquire software is forbidden.

Vistalizator is a pirated product. As a user of legal and valid Windows 7 Ultimate with multiple language packs, I detest this kind of information given to other members. Simply what Mike is saying is "You do not have to pay extra to get Ultimate, you can steal what you need. Here's a link to get that for free."

Because of the change in forum policy some time ago, giving negative rep is no longer possible. If it were possible, you had now gotten some, Mike.

Kari
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20 Jan 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The software uses the original windows language packs which are downloadable from Microsoft as part of a windows update.

I don't consider customising the user interface with free third party programs as stealing.

I do not advocate piracy, nor cracks, or indeed any other form of theft.

If you consider this particular User Interface modification, theft, then a large percentage of the registry changes and other tutorials and instructions here must also be considered theft, because they allow you to do things that the system alone will not allow.

As for REP, I don't give a sh... about it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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20 Jan 2011   #5
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Recently, Dell was kind enough to ship (free of charge) a Spanish copy of Win 7 Home Premium to a user who purchased a laptop with the English language installed.

No special codes or secret language was required when I made the request on behalf of the user. I was especially astonished that Dell did not even request a nominal shipping fee.
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20 Jan 2011   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Mike, language packs are a feature included in Ultimate and Enterprise. One of the reasons why you pay more. Using them in any other edition is against EULA. Even Vistalizator admits this:
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It is possible to run a MUI language pack on editions other than Ultimate or Enterprise, but the system refuses to install it and does nothing at all.

To override this limitation to one MUI language, Vistalizator was created.
What is piracy if this is not? Microsoft has a very clear policy: language packs are available as optional updates for those running Ultimate or Enterprise. Not for any other edition. Vistalizator uses a crack to bypass this restriction.

By recommending it, you recommend piracy to get what OP needs.

It's really so simple.

Kari
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20 Jan 2011   #7
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Mike, language packs are a feature included in Ultimate and Enterprise. One of the reasons why you pay more. Using them in any other edition is against EULA. Even Vistalizator admits this:
Quote:
It is possible to run a MUI language pack on editions other than Ultimate or Enterprise, but the system refuses to install it and does nothing at all.

To override this limitation to one MUI language, Vistalizator was created.
What is piracy if this is not? Microsoft has a very clear policy: language packs are available as optional updates for those running Ultimate or Enterprise. Not for any other edition. Vistalizator uses a crack to bypass this restriction.

By recommending it, you recommend piracy to get what OP needs.

It's really so simple.

Kari
It is indeed quite simple, I deleted the post, and this board just lost a contributor.

I do not take kindly to being accused of advocating or indulging in piracy or theft.

If the sotware was illegal Microsoft would have jumped on it long ago. Or they could restrict access to their language packs, they do not. Obviously they do not consider it illegal to use them.

Whatever, I have no time for nonsense like this.

Mike Connor
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20 Jan 2011   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

I'm sorry you feel I was not entitled to voice my opinion, especially sorry if my opinion is for you a reason to quit SF. I do not take my words back, I really meant every word: any use of cracks to get software or even a feature against the EULA is piracy. I'm a tight a** regarding this subject, I know it, but I see no reason to change my attitude.

Windows 7 Ultimate offers language packs as an additional feature. You pay a bit more, you get a bit more.

Kari
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20 Jan 2011   #9
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I'm sorry you feel I was not entitled to voice my opinion, especially sorry if my opinion is for you a reason to quit SF. I do not take my words back, I really meant every word: any use of cracks to get software or even a feature against the EULA is piracy. I'm a tight a** regarding this subject, I know it, but I see no reason to change my attitude.

Windows 7 Ultimate offers language packs as an additional feature. You pay a bit more, you get a bit more.

Kari
You did not voice an opinion, you made a direct accusation.

There is no way to combat or refute that sort of thing, and it is absolutely pointless discussing it.

I could not care less about your opinions, but I take violent umbrage at accusations of theft and similar.

Whatever, no point in these sort of exchanges.

Enjoy your "Rep".

Bye bye......

Mike Connor
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20 Jan 2011   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Here some reading material regarding these language pack cracks:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by My Digital Life
Windows 7 Validated As Non-Genuine on Unsupported Editions with MUI Language Pack Installed

After using hack to install language packs on non-supported editions of Windows 7, the Windows 7 operating system may be unsuccessful and validated as non-genuine (in other words, pirated or counterfeit) when user is trying to install updates on Windows Update or download files from the Microsoft Download Center. Genuine Windows validation also fails and returns negative status when user validates on Genuine Microsoft Software site.
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It appears that Windows Activation Technologies (WAT) starts to taking into account feature sets that available on specific edition of Windows 7 operating system when determining the genuine status. In this case, the non-genuine status is returned when Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packs that provide additional display languages in the operating system are installed on Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium or Professional edition, all of which is Windows 7 editions that does not support installation of MUI language packs.
Full article: Windows 7 Validated As Non-Genuine on Unsupported Editions with MUI Language Pack Installed My Digital Life

Darin Smith on social.microsoft.com:
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Hi Midas,

I am researching your Diagnostic with my Devs. I should be able to provide more information later, but for now, if you think the Vistalizator.exe could be to blame, you may want to try uninstalling it to see if the Non-genuine error goes away.

Thank you,
Darin MS
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Saturday, March 06, 2010 1:34 AMmidas.wang
Full thread: Windows 7 became not genuine recently

And so on:
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Re: Vistalizator - MUI changing for Win Vista Home or Business
This seems to be most latest thread about vistalizator, so let me reopen it.

Recently microsoft published update that prevents this from being installed. After installing other MUI, legal notice pops up saying windows is not Legit anymore.

Any work around? I havent really found any info about it yet...
http://forum.notebookreview.com/wind...-business.html

Kari
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