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Windows 7: Completely change language of Ultimate installation?


13 Dec 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Hi Jimbo.
Iceland (?) language
I can see you have been roaming the web for a solution!
Have you been here.I think this is a language pack. It is for Vista but maybe?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=is


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13 Dec 2009   #12

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hallo, multimolti. Your issue is that you just forgot one step when installing a language.

Go to Control Panel > Region and Languages. Click Administrative tab, click Copy settings (image 1). In settings window, check the two checkboxes at bottom (image 2). Click OK.

Done. Your system is now completely English.

Kari

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13 Dec 2009   #13

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Hi Jimbo.
Iceland (?) language
I can see you have been roaming the web for a solution!
Have you been here.I think this is a language pack. It is for Vista but maybe?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=is
Hi there
doesn't yet work with Windows 7 - probably will soon
XP works fine

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Dec 2009   #14
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

[QUOTE=Kari;439487]Hallo, multimolti. Your issue is that you just forgot one step when installing a language.

As I read his post, he has completed that step but, as he says, the language packs do not , in most cases (as I said, I,m using two extras) do not do a 100% job, but are, nevertheless, pretty useful.
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13 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Yeah if you read up he got the english language installed, but since it's still a german (right?) base install the login ect... aren't in english. He just wants to know if he used an english installer if it'd work.

[edit] OH I forgot, a language pack won't change everything. Some things are hard coded into files, such as image files ect... and those won't get changed by a language pack. It's like how some video games that are foreign still aren't 100% english. It's just how language packs are made, it's supposed to be a DB of certain files/phrases that swap out easy. Certain files don't get changed as if he gets an update it'll get replaced anyways. Language files don't get replaced on updates, hence the idea of a "db" for language files.
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13 Dec 2009   #16

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Dave, Mushroomboy: I understood exactly what OP wrote. If he does as I told, his issue is solved and the system language is completely changed. Also in login, logout and welcome screens.

Multimolti, it is of course up to you who you believe, but I know what I am talking about. Just do as I told you above in my earlier post.

Language pack changes the language of Vista or Windows 7 completely. I've been using Windows in four different languages since it is been possible, from early beta versions of Vista in 2005. My main system today is a German 7 Ultimate with English, Finnish and Swedish language packs (see my attached login screen) and I have never seen one single word of German here except when logging in to a German account. The system is completely English when I log in to my work account, or completely Finnish when I log in to my private account, completely Swedish when I sometimes have to login to Swedish account.

When installing this German 7 Ultimate, I first created the main (and only administrative) account (Kari (Work) in the image). Then I installed the language packs I need, changed my main account's language to English and did as described in my post above before creating any additional accounts. As the result, all additional accounts I create have English as default and the logon and welcome screens are in English.

Kari


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13 Dec 2009   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 


I have some difficulties to understand your point. Something I do understand is Windows 7 language packs and how they work, that's why I would like to use this opportunity and correct something you've got wrong:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Certain files don't get changed as if he gets an update it'll get replaced anyways. Language files don't get replaced on updates, hence the idea of a "db" for language files.
Because I changed the system language of my German Windows 7, it is now completely English. It means Windows Update works perfectly, updating my files and software with English files. IE8 updates, system updates, everything is in English though the original install language is German. Language pack does not change the behaviour of Windows Update or leave something out from update.

Language pack IS NOT A DATABASE OF WORDS in another language. It is a complete Windows system in chosen language thus completely and normally updated by Windows Update.

I really want to ask you not to spread wrong information, especially when it is quite clear you do not know even the basics of Windows Language Packs and how they work. When you response to an issue here always check your facts before posting if you are not sure.

Kari
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14 Dec 2009   #18
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Kari.
I am not inexperienced, but, the truth is, maybe in haste or "I don't give a damn!", I had never looked at those two boxes at the bottom. You are 100% correct. Apart from some dedicated English language items, I ticked those boxes, and now have now created two separate accounts with my alternative languages, with just about a perfect translation.. Thank you for your observation and advice.
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28 Jan 2010   #19

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hallo, multimolti. Your issue is that you just forgot one step when installing a language.

Go to Control Panel > Region and Languages. Click Administrative tab, click Copy settings (image 1). In settings window, check the two checkboxes at bottom (image 2). Click OK.

Done. Your system is now completely English.

Kari

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Thanks a lot, that's exactly what I was looking for
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17 Feb 2014   #20

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hallo, multimolti. Your issue is that you just forgot one step when installing a language.

Go to Control Panel > Region and Languages. Click Administrative tab, click Copy settings (image 1). In settings window, check the two checkboxes at bottom (image 2). Click OK.

Done. Your system is now completely English.

Kari

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Kari, I know this is an old thread, but i came searching and you had the answer, Thank you so much this was exactly what i needed to do.
Cheers for the info, you saved me a re-installation .
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