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Windows 7: change default language back to english

18 Jul 2010   #1
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
change default language back to english

hi,

i installed some language pack for chinese

now it defaults to chinese language whenever I installed an app like kmplayer etc..

I uninstall the pack but still doesn't work.


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18 Jul 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi there Take a look at this link, see if it helps:

Display Language - Change
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18 Jul 2010   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Some applications check the system location to decide installation language. For instance in my systems I have chosen United Kingdom as my location, to avoid automated language selection choosing German.

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Some programs let you choose the language. Using the KMPlayer which you mentioned as an example, it asks you when installed two times which language you want to use. First it asks in which language you want the installer:

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When KMPlayer is then run first time, it asks in which language you want the program to be:

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I did not find language option in KMPlayer preferences when it was installed, so I suggest you reinstall it choosing the correct language. Other players like VLC and WinAmp have this option, to change language, in preferences.

Kari


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19 Jul 2010   #4
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

can someone point me to the english language pack to download directly, not thru windows update.

I will try reinstalling the language pack.

my location is already set to australia etc..

i already went thru kmplayer setup and chose english
but it still defaults to chinese as menu display.
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19 Jul 2010   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Only legal way to download, install and use language packs is to get them from Windows Update. To be to do that, you need Windows Ultimate and Enterprise.

Windows language packs have nothing to do with your issue. They change the language of Windows and its features, not the language of third party applications.

Kari
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19 Jul 2010   #6
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

yeah but for some reason programs like kmplayer thinks I am in china etc..
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19 Jul 2010   #7
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Only legal way to download, install and use language packs is to get them from Windows Update. To be to do that, you need Windows Ultimate and Enterprise.

Windows language packs have nothing to do with your issue. They change the language of Windows and its features, not the language of third party applications.

Kari
also i meant the direct links on microsoft website since the file is really big.
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19 Jul 2010   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmax2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Only legal way to download, install and use language packs is to get them from Windows Update. To be to do that, you need Windows Ultimate and Enterprise.

Windows language packs have nothing to do with your issue. They change the language of Windows and its features, not the language of third party applications.

Kari
also i meant the direct links on microsoft website since the file is really big.
Windows Update is the only legal way to download and install language packs. Besides, according to your thread titel and original post, I have the impression that you have English Windows 7, so the English language pack would not be available to you, nor would it let you install it.

You can not install a language pack of the language of your original Windows installation.
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19 Jul 2010   #9
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

yeah i just wish I knew how to fix this besides re install of windows.

Every since I install some chinese language teaching software.
it install the chinese simplified language pack, (not even sure if it is the proper windows 7 pack)
now I uninstall, but kmplayer still thinks I am located in china.
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19 Jul 2010   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Uninstall KMPlayer, and reinstall it. Choose English as installer language, and on first run English as application language. Before reinstalling, check that your system location is set to an English speaking country.

Kari
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