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Windows 7: Windows 7 Professional OS is in French

21 Sep 2013   #1
royknipe

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Professional OS is in French

I've just bought a LENOVO Edge 72 with 'Windows 7 Proffessional' pre installed. I bought it from Amazon.fr for my house in France - what I didn't know was the OS was in French. I thought all Operating Systems came with a choice of language but apparently not. I need an English version - any ideas


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21 Sep 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Please try this, and let us know if it works for you.

Region and Language - Change
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22 Sep 2013   #3
royknipe

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Proffessional OS is in French

Thanks for the suggestion - unfortunately my OS is in French - all the steps laid out can and have been followed selecting the 'English(UK )' options or, as my case 'Anglais(Royaume-Uni)'; all that displays in English are date and time, otherwise all prompts etc are in French. In the last window 'Copy Settings' tells me, in French, that all my language (location) options are Anglais(Royaume-Uni)/Royaume-Uni.
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22 Sep 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Roy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, you would need to have Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise installed to be able to change your display language to English. That feature is not available in Windows 7 Professional.
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22 Sep 2013   #5
royknipe

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Brink - thanks for your reply. Yea, having read a few blogs and software upgrade offers, that seems to be the situation. My best hope is that Amazon.fr will accept a return...?

Cheers Roy
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22 Sep 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Roy. I hope they'll exchange it for you.
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