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Display Language - Change

How to Change the Display Language in Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise
Published by Brink
26 May 2010
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How to Change the Display Language in Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise

information   Information
This will show you how to change the display language that Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise uses to display text in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, and other items in the user interface (UI).

By default Windows uses the language selected during it's installation.

Note   Note
When you install a language pack and change the display language to it, this will also automatically add a keyboard input language for this language in the Language bar.

EXAMPLE: BEFORE and AFTER Display Language Change
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OPTION ONE
To Change the UI Display Language in only Your User Account

NOTE: This option will only be applied to the user account that this is done in.
1. Open the Control Panel (icon view), and click on the Region and Language icon.

2. Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab, then choose a display language and click on OK. (see screenshots below)
NOTE: If you do not see a Choose a display language option or the language that you want, then this means that you will need to install the language pack that you want to change the display language to first.
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3. Click Log off now. (see screenshot below)
WARNING: This will log you off immediately. Be sure to save and close all work and opened programs first.
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OPTION TWO
To Change the System UI Display Language

NOTE: This have the administrator's display language applied in the Welcome screen (log on) and in system accounts.
1. Log on to an administrator account.

2. Do OPTION ONE first to set the administrator account's display language to be the what you want to be applied to the system, then log back on to the same administrator account.

3. Use step 4 in the tutorial below to check the Welcome screen and system acccounts box.
How to Copy Your Region and Language Settings to New Users and Welcome Screen



OPTION THREE
To Change the Default UI Display Language of New User Accounts

NOTE: This will have any new user account created on the computer to have the administrator's display language applied to it. Existing user accounts aren't affected.
1. Log on to an administrator account.

2. Do OPTION ONE first to set the administrator account's display language to be the what you want to be applied to the system, then log back on to the same administrator account.

3. Use step 5 in the tutorial below to check the New user accounts box.
How to Copy Your Region and Language Settings to New Users and Welcome Screen
That's it,
Shawn




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06 Jul 2011   #1
jokutty

Windows 7
 
 

Hi brink,
I brought a mini netbook in poland and the language is in polish,,,this is with wimdow 7starter and i want a lot to change it to english plz hel me...coz when i open the computer everything in polish and i dont get much about it plz do help me jo

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06 Jul 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but you can only change the display language in the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions. The Windows 7 Starter editions can only use the same language as you purchased it as.

However, you are able to change the keyboard input language to another one in Windows 7 Starter.
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10 Jul 2011   #3
jokutty

Windows 7
 
 

its ok brink thank you for replying.
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10 Jul 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Sorry about that.
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11 Jul 2011   #5
abomar

WIN 7 HOME PREMIUM 64bit
 
 
PLEASE HELP ME

HOW I CAN CHANGE LANG FROM ARABIC TI ENG IN WIN 7 HOME PREMIUM ?????
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11 Jul 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

To have a true english interface, you need to have Windows 7 enterprise or ultimate, those editions let you download free language packs through windows update. With home premium, you can switch to an english keyboard layout and date time format etc. but the display language, all menus including start menu and messages will remain arabic, so not the ideal situation.

Your options are:

1) Anytime upgrade to Ultimate, then download and install the english language pack.

2) I'm not 100 % sure this'll work but if you have the time and inclination, you can back up everything on this computer (if this is OEM preinstalled, create a set of recovery disks), then borrow or download an english language Windows 7 install disk, install home premium and activate with the COA key/retail key/whatever key you got with the purchase. Now, this may or may not work so you must be prepared to go back to the original install.

A word of caution- there are hacks and tools floating around that claim to change the language on ineligible editions. Stay away from those, they'll mess up your activation and licensing files.
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26 Nov 2011   #7
punky

32 bit
 
 

can somebody tell me how do I change the language from German to English...
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26 Nov 2011   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by punky View Post
can somebody tell me how do I change the language from German to English...
What version (enterprise, ultimate, pro, home, etc) do you have?
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26 Nov 2011   #9
punky

32 bit
 
 

well actually, I do not really know :S:S ...where can I see what version is it?
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