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23 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Family Premium
 
 
What is Windows Anytime Upgrade called on a French language Lenovo?

Hi,

I am introducing myself too. We live in France but we all speak English (I teach it). I searched the forum before posting this.

I bought my daughter a Lenovo laptop Windows 7 Edition Familiale Premium (Home Premium). But she first-booted it in French before she realized that she could not change later to English. Ooops and merde.

Now I want to run Windows Anytime Upgrade to buy an Ultimate upgrade, but those wacky French seem to have changed its name such that Windows 7 does see it.

I try to follow MS on-line instructions: "Open Windows Anytime Upgrade by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type anytime upgrade, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Anytime Upgrade."

But Start does not find it, probably because it's been renamed to something French.

Any francophones out there who can help us?

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23 Apr 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi RenoHuskerDu, welcome to the Seven Forums.

As all internal Windows commands are the same in any language, you should be able to run Anytime Upgrade from Command Prompt or Run dialog.

Try this:
  • Open Run dialog by pressing Win + R
  • Type following to the Run dialog:
    Code:
    %windir%\system32\WindowsAnytimeUpgradeUI.exe
  • Press Enter
This should open Anytime Upgrade dialog, in French I'm afraid but I am sure you will manage it. It has two options, you should select the first one if you want to buy the key online, and the second one if you already have a key:
What is Windows Anytime Upgrade called on a French language Lenovo?-2013-04-23_233557.png
In the mean time I will install a French Windows 7 on a virtual machine to check exactly what and where you need to click and type in case this does not work for you.

Kari


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23 Apr 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Got the French Home Premium installed.

Click Start Menu > Tous les programmes
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Click Mise à niveau express (Anytime Upgrade)
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Select if you want to buy a key online or if you already have it
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Follow instructions on screen.

Kari


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23 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Isn`t it in control panel ?
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24 Apr 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Isn`t it in control panel ?
Stupid me, of course it is. How didn't I think of that? Would you like to explain to OP how to start it from Control Panel in French Windows? By clicking Anytime Upgrade in Control Panel?

No? OK, let me do that.

Here's the Control Panel method, in case the easier method already described is not enough:
  • Start Menu > Panneau de configuration (Control Panel)
  • Category View: click Système et sécurité, click Mise à niveau express
    What is Windows Anytime Upgrade called on a French language Lenovo?-2013-04-24_104914.png
    What is Windows Anytime Upgrade called on a French language Lenovo?-2013-04-24_105003.png
  • Icon View: click Mise à niveau express
    What is Windows Anytime Upgrade called on a French language Lenovo?-2013-04-24_105139.png
Kari


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24 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I haven`t spoke French in a long time.
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24 Apr 2013   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
once you've got the Ultimate edition you can of course install English as the display language (same for Office if you use that too). Download Free Language Packs.

Hate the French AZERTY keyboards though. I've worked enough time in Paris and Brussels. !!!

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RenoHuskerDu View Post
Hi,

I am introducing myself too. We live in France but we all speak English (I teach it). I searched the forum before posting this.

I bought my daughter a Lenovo laptop Windows 7 Edition Familiale Premium (Home Premium). But she first-booted it in French before she realized that she could not change later to English. Ooops and merde.

Now I want to run Windows Anytime Upgrade to buy an Ultimate upgrade, but those wacky French seem to have changed its name such that Windows 7 does see it.

I try to follow MS on-line instructions: "Open Windows Anytime Upgrade by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type anytime upgrade, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Anytime Upgrade."

But Start does not find it, probably because it's been renamed to something French.

Any francophones out there who can help us?

It's called "Mise à niveau Express". Start button -> right click on "Ordinateur" -> Propriétés -> Click on "Obtenir plus de fonctionnalité avec une nouvelle édition de Windows 7".
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