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Windows 7: Region and Language - Change



Region and Language - Change

How to change the default Format, Location and System Locale
Published by Orbital Shark
08 Mar 2011
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How to change your default Region and Language settings

information   Information
This will show you how to set your Regional and Language Format, Location and System Locale settings.

Note   Note
Following the steps outlined below has been known to solve issues such as Sky Player not showing up in Media Center, which is due to discrepencies in the region/language settings



Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel(Category View), then click on Regional and Language. (See screenshot below)
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2. Click the 'Formats' tab (selected by default), then click the Format: dropdown and select the format you require (See screenshot below)
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3. Next, click the 'Location' tab and select your location from the dropdown (See screenshot below)
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4. Next, click the 'Administrative' tab. You will notice 2 options (See screenshot below)
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5. Next, click the 'Change system locale' button and select your location from the dropdown then click OK (See screenshot below)
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6. Next, click the 'Copy Settings' button and put a check (tick) in the 2 boxes at the bottom then click OK (See screenshot below)
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Note   Note
You may be prompted for a system restart after the final OK, just click the Restart Now button and allow the system to restart.
Tip   Tip
For those using language packs and user accounts in more than one language, step 6 is essential to assure all new user accounts are not only set to to desired location and keyboard layout, but it also determines in which language new accounts are created



That's all there is to it,

Jeff


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08 Mar 2011   #1
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Very clear, easy to read tutorial. Thanks, Jeff.

For those using language packs and user accounts in more than one language, step 6 is essential to assure all new user accounts are not only set to to desired location and keyboard layout, but it also determines in which language new accounts are created.

Kari

EDIT: Sorry, I have to spread the rep before being able to rep you again

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08 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Thanks Kari, added as a new tip
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26 Mar 2011   #3
RodTrevizan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,
I would like to know if there any way to set this changes by any kind of command line.
Bat file or something just to double click
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03 Nov 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Does this work on all versions of Windows 7? I see no mention of it being only for Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise.
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03 Nov 2011   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

For language packs you need Ultimate or Enterprise, other than that the regional and language settings as told in this tutorial can be found and changed on all editions.

Kari
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04 Nov 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Kari.
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08 Feb 2014   #7
secoo140

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I do this over and over again, like 30 times a day.
how can i write a code to select all settings to my installed Lp.cab?

ENG to TR, via one click?
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