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Windows 7: SOLVED: Change language Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Spanish to English

08 Jun 2011   #11
jacktorchwood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi this is quite an old thread, so I was wondering if this issue had since been sorted out with Microsoft.

I'm in the same situation as the original poster Allend66 - that I've bought a new laptop in Spain and I'd like to change the language to English.

I'd appreciate it if somebody can give me the solution to this problem.


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08 Jun 2011   #12
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacktorchwood View Post
Hi this is quite an old thread, so I was wondering if this issue had since been sorted out with Microsoft.

I'm in the same situation as the original poster Allend66 - that I've bought a new laptop in Spain and I'd like to change the language to English.

I'd appreciate it if somebody can give me the solution to this problem.
Please read this :
Download Windows 7 MUI Language Packs (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links) My Digital Life

In short, you have the wrong Win7 version. You cannot install the Language Pack in Home Premium.
What you need to do is upgrade your Spanish Home Premiun to Spanish Ultimate. Then install the language pack to switch from Spnaish to English.
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08 Jun 2011   #13
jacktorchwood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey thanks for your prompt reply. That's maybe not a bad idea.
I was hoping that by now somebody might have found a way round it, or MS might have released a fix
Anyway, how much might an upgrade cost? I'll google it !!
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08 Jun 2011   #14
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Hi and welcome to the forums.

The solution is to borrow a friends install disc and wipe/format your laptop. Use their disc to install the English version of Home Premium but use your 25digit key on the certificate on the underside of your laptop.

DO NOT USE Vistalizator - it is UELA violating and considered hacking software. (From experience I can tell you it isn't even that good anyway: it worked fine up till I ran Microsoft update and some things botched... instead of seeing a message in English or Spanish, there was only "Display Text 006" in the update result window.) Apart from getting you banned from this great forum, it'll muck up your system.

By the way, this is the first and 'unhelpful' thread on this issue, if you search for threads started by me you'll find the better thread, where I discussed this thread and the better way to solve the problem.

Post back...
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08 Jun 2011   #15
jacktorchwood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I noticed you started this thread rather excitedly

I don't think I know anybody with an English version.......
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08 Jun 2011   #16
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

For a digital copy of an install disc, use Google. Forum policy prevents me from giving you the URL, but it's easily findable.

Or take t-4-2's advice and buy a second licence, even though you don't need to.
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08 Jun 2011   #17
jacktorchwood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey yeah, I've found the product key, so my search begins....
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09 Jun 2011   #18
jacktorchwood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

@ allend66:
So have I got this right?

1. I can upgrade to Spanish Ultimate, then change language. OK
2. I can download an MUI lang pack from 'My digital life' and have a part translation. OK
3. I can download a digital copy of an install disk, then use my own product 25 char key. But where do I find a digital copy that I know will work and do I have to pay anything?
4. Buy a second licence. How? Where?

Sorry to seem thick, but I'm new to this kind of problem.
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09 Jun 2011   #19
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can buy a Windows Anytime Upgrade key here: Windows Anytime Upgrade - Buy and download today or have it delivered from Microsoft Store UK
You may need to change your location at the top of the screen.

Microsoft will e-mail you a new product key so all you need do then is go to Start>All Programs>Windows Anytime Upgrade and follow the instructions.
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09 Jun 2011   #20
jacktorchwood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks yes.
Or 5. Borrow a mate's installation disk, load the software with that but use my own product key stuck on the bottom of my laptop. Would that do it?
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