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Windows 7: Windows 7 - locale and language change

03 Oct 2012   #1
Oruge

Windows Xp 32b
 
 
Windows 7 - locale and language change

Hello all

I live in Denmark and am currently in the process of buying a new laptop. I found one I wanted and ordered it.

I've now gotten an email stating that the OS is German and with German localization.

The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium and my question is whether it's possible to change these things to Danish.

I tried looking at microsoft.com, and that got me confused. I found a page stating that only the Ultimate and Enterprise versions had language support [ Download languages for Windows - Microsoft Windows ]

Then I found a page giving instructions on how to change the locale of windows 7, which is supposed to work on any versions [ Change the system locale ]

It would be very nice if it's possible to change to locale and language to Danish - or English (I don't care which one) - as that would allow me to buy a superior laptop compared to another I was looking at.


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03 Oct 2012   #2
sk0t0s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Oruge.

Take a look at this tutorial How to change your default Region and Language settings It might help you.
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03 Oct 2012   #3
Oruge

Windows Xp 32b
 
 

That looks exceedingly helpful
Thanks.

A follow up question: With regards to the language packs - what do they change that differs from what following that guide will change. More specifically, will the OS still be displayed in German or will that change with the language and locale changes (error-messages, normal windows features like control panel and what not)?
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03 Oct 2012   #4
sk0t0s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What language you wish to choose will be the one displayed.

Heres a tutorial on how to Install/Uninstall Language Pack:

Windows Language Packs
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03 Oct 2012   #5
Oruge

Windows Xp 32b
 
 

It says that it's only available to Ultimate or Enterprise windows.
I take it, that as it's Windows 7 Home Premium, I wont be able to install language packs, and the language of system messages and all that, will be stuck on German?
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03 Oct 2012   #6
Oruge

Windows Xp 32b
 
 

I found this link which seems to allow me to install language packs on windows 7 home premium.
How To Install Language Pack In Windows 7 Home Premium

I was wondering if you have any knowledge of the Vistalizator program they talk about - good or bad.
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03 Oct 2012   #7
sk0t0s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oruge View Post
I found this link which seems to allow me to install language packs on windows 7 home premium.
How To Install Language Pack In Windows 7 Home Premium

I was wondering if you have any knowledge of the Vistalizator program they talk about - good or bad.
I'm reading the same page as of this moment. Also, I read some comment about Vistalizator, seem to work with them very well.
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03 Oct 2012   #8
Oruge

Windows Xp 32b
 
 

Well it seems legit enough.
I guess I can risk it. If it doesn't work I guess I can content myself with those LIPs.

Thanks a lot for the help! I'll see if I can't rep you again
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03 Oct 2012   #9
sk0t0s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oruge View Post
Well it seems legit enough.
I guess I can risk it. If it doesn't work I guess I can content myself with those LIPs.

Thanks a lot for the help! I'll see if I can't rep you again
You're welcome. Create system restore point before you use that Vistalizator in case something went wrong.
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