Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Vista to windows 7 need to know about language


04 Nov 2009   #1
stevelintott

vista
 
 
Vista to windows 7 need to know about language

Hi,

I have a vista, the problem is i live in France so the computer is french with the language.
Anyway way want to upgrade to windows 7 but i want the english version!!
Will it work do i have to upgrade to a french version and then change language afterwards.
By the wayi don't mind wiping the hard drive Please help me i need to get this vista crap of my computer!!!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2009   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I very seriously doubt you would have any problem.

Just do a clean install, booting from your Windows 7 disc, and choose English as the language on one of the earliest screens you see.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2009   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

And don't forget to also set the french keyboard at the time you choose English as the language. I run an English Vista and Win7 on a German system with a German keyboard - no problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2009   #4
stevelintott

vista
 
 

Ok,

Here's the thing i downloaded and installed already a windows 7 doing a custom install when i installed this i had to install in french otherwise it wouldn't let me install. After that i changed the language pack to english,no problem, however after 1 month my computer would not boot propperly error said something about os mismatch.
So i'm a little worried about doing this are you sure it won't be a problem,
By the way i had to deinstall windows 7 to get my computer running again!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2009   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

No, I am not sure, because I have always used just English. I would just find it very peculiar if a clean install could not be done in the language of your choice.

However, when you installed, did you:

1: choose English at the first opportunity

2: chose "drive options, advanced" when you come to the screen that asks you to select where to install Windows 7?

3: on the next screen after "drive options, advanced", choose to delete all partitions?

That's the general method for doing a clean install.



Do you have just one drive and operating system installed on your PC?

I suppose it is possible you could be forced to do a French install and could then change to English after the fact?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Vista to windows 7 need to know about language




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Vista to windows 7 need to know about language
Thread Forum
Installing foreign language software on an English language win7 OS? Software
Upgrade Vista ->Windows 7 : Changing Language Installation & Setup
Upgrade dvd: vista to 7 in different language using custom install Installation & Setup
Removing Vista from Dual-Boot System Vista + Windows 7 Installation & Setup
Upgrade Vista Ultimate -> Windows 7: OS Language Installation & Setup
Vista Language packs in W7 - possible or not Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App