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Windows 7: Installers automatically choosing foreign languages

26 Mar 2014   #1
Question2

win 7 64 bit
 
 
Installers automatically choosing foreign languages

How do i make them stop doing that? Im running in japanese locale for non-unicode support and some programs, especially installers think that im using japanese text when everything on my screen is in english, and they just automatically start up in the japanese language....

Would really like a solution that doesnt involve repeatedly switching system locales.


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29 Mar 2014   #2
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31 Mar 2014   #3
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03 Apr 2014   #4
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06 Apr 2014   #6
andrew129260

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Hello Question2, and welcome to seven forums.

Bumping causes your thread to be missed, as it looks like your being helped which is why you have not had a response yet. Don't do it.


Now to your problem, where did your windows version come from? Was it preinstalled on the pc? What is your language settings set to? Can you take a screenshot of your region and language settings found in control panel?
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06 Apr 2014   #7
Question2

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Oh ok.

I installed it. Language is set to english but non-unicode language is set to japanese. That causes installers to flake out and think im running in japanese language for all programs and not just non-unicode though.

I think its just badly programmed installers...
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06 Apr 2014   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Which edition of Windows 7 are you using?
What is the original installed language?
What MUI packs are installed?
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06 Apr 2014   #9
Question2

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit.

Original installed language was english (and its the only language installed, the unicode thing is seperate and doesnt fall under languages)

Not sure what you mean about MUI?
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06 Apr 2014   #10
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

MUI - Multi-lingual User Interface.


Unless a program is deliberately created as multi-lingual, it will only install in the original language in which it is written - no matter what the host OS language is.

It's possible with Ultimate to actually run the OS in any of about 40 different languages - but the installed programs will still only run in their own native language unless they have alternate translations available by one means or another.
In Windows itself, the alternate languages are provided through MUI Language Packs available through Windows Update optional updates,
In non-MS programs alternate languages are sometimes also through the use of MUI files (which are adjuncts to dll files, supplying the interface's user-facing dialog), but are often through swapping either dll files, or the use of .ini files and alternate datafiles with the appropriate languages - or even completely different installers.

It may be that you are actually installing the japanese version of such programs, selected at time of download by your location as seen by the website from which you are downloading - rather than and English version which may or may not be available.
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