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: How do I change my German Windows 7 to Chinese?

02 Oct 2011   #1
chaochao

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How do I change my German Windows 7 to Chinese?

Hi, I bought a HP laptop 3 weeks ago. I want to change the installed German Windows 7 to Chinese, so that I can use my favorite Chinese softwares on my new laptop.

I have Windows 7 HomePremium x64 (6.1.7601) Service Pack 1, thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Oct 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello chaochao

I'm not 100% sure on this but I think only windows 7 ultimate has the option to change language using language packs.
I think you would have to buy/borrow a Chinese install disk and use your product key to activate.
Wait and see what others say, like I said I'm not 100%

Danny

EDIT - There does seem to be some ways around it but I'm unsure how safe they are.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Oct 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Your best bet would be to use Windows Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate to get the multi-language pack.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

There's no need to re-install Windows and it won't affect you HP OEM operating system, but do make sure you create a set of recovery discs first, just in case you need to get back to the out-of-box state.

If you choose to use Windows Anytime Upgrade, you will be taken to the Microsoft Store where you can purchase an upgrade Product Key online.

Once your payment has been accepted your new Product Key will be e-mailed to you so you need to print a copy and keep it safe.

Then it's just a case of going to Start>All Programs>Windows Anytime Upgrade then typing in your upgrade Product Key and waiting half-an-hour or so for the upgrade to complete, after which you'll just need to activate it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


02 Oct 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

+1 Seavixen

You need Ultimate to get language packs.

Look at the comparison of features listed here.> Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Oct 2011   #5
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Both Window 7 Ultimate and Enterprise versions support language packs.

A total of 35 language packs are available as free downloads through windows update servers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Oct 2011   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
Both Window 7 Ultimate and Enterprise versions support language packs.

A total of 35 language packs are available as free downloads through windows update servers.
They won't work on Win 7 Home version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Oct 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It looks like you can get a Language Interface Pack for any version of Windows 7, including Home Premium.

From what I can make out, you don't get the full functionality that the Ultimate & Enterprise language packs give you, but there should be enough for what you want.

Download languages for Windows - Microsoft Windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Oct 2011   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It can be done if you know how.

Probably better to follow the earlier suggestion and borrow chinese install dvd - use your product key of course.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Oct 2011   #9
chaochao

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank for the answers! I am going to upgrade my Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Oct 2011   #10
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaochao View Post
Thank for the answers! I am going to upgrade my Windows 7.
I think you made a good decision
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How do I change my German Windows 7 to Chinese?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
German Language Packs Solutions for Windows 7 home premium?
Hi All I would like to set my computer up to have two word processors in English and German with two keyboards one in English and one in German with the extra letters for German. I bought a German keyboard with the different layout. Then got Open Office office for free in German. Struck a...
General Discussion
LEAKED: German Government Warns Key Entities Not To Use Windows 8
Testosterone Pit - Home - LEAKED: German Government Warns Key Entities Not To Use Windows 8 Found at http://www.dvorak.org/blog/
News
Windows 7 is in Chinese
Title says it all, seeing as how I don't know Chinese at all, how can I change the language from Chinese to English? Please help. PS: This is a client's laptop that I'm working on.
General Discussion
Installing new Windows 7 Home Premium in English, with german copy
Hello and thanks to the community in advance for the help! I have the following situation. I bough a new PC (Acer), with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. As you can imagine is full of crap I dont need. This installation is in German. I downloaded a new OEM copy, of the same OS, this time in...
Installation & Setup
How do I change my Chinese Windows 7 to english?
Hello guys! I'm new to this forum, so if I make a mistake, please tell me. So here's the question, I had just installed Windows 7, but it's the Chinese version so I can't read a thing! Does anyone know how to change it to english with out reinstalling?
Software
Need Magnification.dll for Windows 7 32 Bit German
Need Magnification.dll for Windows 7 32 Bit German Hello, I´m looking for the Magnification File for Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit GERMAN but I can´t find it anywhere..can somebody help me with that? Thanks, ...
General Discussion

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 12:01.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App