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Windows 7: How to change Windows 7 installation language?

24 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Family Premium
 
 
How to change Windows 7 installation language?

I bought a Win 7 when I was in France and installed it but despite setting the local language in English (Regional and Language Options) during installation, the entire admin and desktop remains in English.
How can I switch the whole win 7 system in English language?
Thanks!

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24 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

If you are not running Windows 7 Ultimate this can only be achieved using a program such as http://www.froggie.sk/; it is an easily accessible built in feature in Ultimate but requires third party software like this to implement in any other version, however it does use the official Microsoft Language Packs.

Oli
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24 Jun 2010   #3

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

The display language is the language that Windows uses in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help and Support topics, and other items in the user interface. Some display languages are installed by default, and others require you to install additional language files. When you change the display language, it is changed for your user account and is not changed on the Welcome screen. If you want to set the display language for multiple users or the Welcome screen, see Apply regional and language settings to reserved accounts.
  1. Open Regional and Language Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options.
  2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  3. Under Display language, choose a language from the list, and then click OK.
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26 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Family Premium
 
 

Thank you osholt (Oli), right on. I totally ignored about this windows update feature. Works great.
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26 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rebeka View Post
Thank you osholt (Oli), right on. I totally ignored about this windows update feature. Works great.
No problem.

As you are new to the forum I thought you might like to know how to mark threads as solved as well as the uses of some of the other buttons.

To the top right of this post you will see 3 icons. An orange (+), a set of scales and a red and white warning triangle.

The orange (+) or blue (-) denotes whether a user is on or offline (orange = on, blue = off).

The scales are used to give rep points; click this button if someone has helped you significantly or solved your queries (only give this to posts that you think really deserve it).

The red and white warning triangle is used to denote either an abusive post OR to mark a thread as solved (just put solved in the box that comes up and the admins or moderators will mark it solved).

I'll mark it solved for you this time.

Oli
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