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02 Oct 2011   #1

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!

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02 Oct 2011   #2

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.
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02 Oct 2011   #3

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.
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02 Oct 2011   #4

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
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02 Oct 2011   #5

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.
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02 Oct 2011   #6

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.
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02 Oct 2011   #7

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
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02 Oct 2011   #8

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.
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02 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank for the answers! I am going to upgrade my Windows 7.
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02 Oct 2011   #10

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
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