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Windows 7: How to change the language in Windows 7

22 Aug 2011   #1
Ponch0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to change the language in Windows 7

Hi everybody,
I need help with this, I'm giving my older Toshiba laptop running Win 7 (Home Premium 32bit) to my neice who's going to college, I will do a clean install but I'm not sure if during the install process gives you the option to change the OS language to Spanish (she lives in Mexico).
Thanks in advance for any help.


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22 Aug 2011   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi Ponch0, welcome to 7F

From how I see it, you would be better off if you had a valid license from Mexico.
Meaning, that copy of 7 would already be Spanish.

It can be done, but you will need to upgrade To Ultimate:
Download languages for Windows - Microsoft Windows

That link lead to:
Quote:
If you have the Ultimate or Enterprise edition for Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can download additional language packs by using Windows Update. Once you turn on Windows Update, you can choose which languages you want to install (language packs don't update automatically). Here’s how to do it.
Source: Install language packs using Windows Update - Microsoft Windows

This applies to any language:
How to change system language of Windows 7 Home Premium from russian - Microsoft Answers

This link may offer some insight:
How to change system language of Windows 7 Home Premium - Microsoft TechNet Search
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22 Aug 2011   #3
Ponch0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Anak,
I'll probably leave the English language, doesn't hurt to learn it, right?
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23 Aug 2011   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

No it does not. I try to understand it every day!
I know a little of Spanish, Polish, and Lithuanian. Just enough to get me in trouble
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