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

09 Jun 2011   #21
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacktorchwood View Post
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?
Not sure, but there's no harm in trying it.


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09 Jun 2011   #22
jacktorchwood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks a lot for your interest.
I'll post up what happens.
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09 Jun 2011   #23
allend66

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacktorchwood View Post
@ 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.
OK, you haven't seemed to follow my previous advice which was to look for the other thread on this topic, so, being as I'm a nice person I'll spoon feed it to you. It's here. I suggest you have a look because it is quite informative.

To answer your questions:

1 - yes, via Windows Anytime Upgrade.
2 - one of the features of Ultimate is to change the interface language so no, it won't be part translated, it will be fully in English (once you have downloaded the language pack, available from Windows Update).
3 - yes, as confirmed in my previous thread, you can fresh install a new language version of the same Win7 version (Home Premium --> Home Premium,... Pro --> Pro) and use your product key on the back of your machine. Where can you find? =Google. Will you pay? =No, if you choose wisely. To make sure you have an authentic Win7.iso, check its MD5 checksum which are available on Technet. Again, Google is your friend.
4 - see 1. via Control panel.
5 - yes. This would do it as confirmed here.

You could buy an upgrade to Ultimate (easiest and fastest option), this will simply unlock the extra features that aren't available in Home Premium, so no fresh install, but if all you want is the language change then it seems to be a waste of money. You've already paid for a version of HP (be it Spanish English or whatever) so why buy another licence?

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09 Jun 2011   #24
jacktorchwood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey, hey. hey
I did look at your other threads.......

Thanks for all your advice. I'm going to try to get hold of the disks and install it with my key...
failing that, maybe a download of a digital copy.

But hey, thanks allend66 and I think maybe we're neighbours !...............
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15 Aug 2011   #25
jiri

Windows 7 64
 
 

Guys, did you also notice Premium couldnt change the language of your keyboard?

I recently reinstalled my Win7 from the partition and opted for English instead of Spanish, and the English setup is conflicting with my Spanish designed keyboard.

Yet surely Bill Gates cant have been such a megalomaniac ****er as to mess with the keyboard too? I read you guys only had problems with the interface. Yet when I go to keyboard= change keyboard I set it to spanish but it just wont effing budge. Now I have a number of crucial Shift plus symbol combinations totally messed up.

Please confirm.
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15 Aug 2011   #26
allend66

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jiri View Post
Guys, did you also notice Premium couldnt change the language of your keyboard?

I recently reinstalled my Win7 from the partition and opted for English instead of Spanish, and the English setup is conflicting with my Spanish designed keyboard.

Yet surely Bill Gates cant have been such a megalomaniac ****er as to mess with the keyboard too? I read you guys only had problems with the interface. Yet when I go to keyboard= change keyboard I set it to spanish but it just wont effing budge. Now I have a number of crucial Shift plus symbol combinations totally messed up.

Please confirm.
Err, nope... no problems with mine. To confirm, in Control Panel -> Region & Language, I have Format tab = English, Location tab = Spain.
Evrything works perfectly.
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15 Aug 2011   #27
jiri

Windows 7 64
 
 

Then this is driving me nuts. It was bad enough as it was, but that it isnt even this new eventuality just drives this ridiculous issue of mine further into the untraceable.

See I was thinking of reinstalling from the partition again, however time consuming that would be too, but the prospect of having to do that without even knowing it would be a positive result, is just beyond parodious.
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15 Aug 2011   #28
allend66

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jiri View Post
Then this is driving me nuts. It was bad enough as it was, but that it isnt even this new eventuality just drives this ridiculous issue of mine further into the untraceable.

See I was thinking of reinstalling from the partition again, however time consuming that would be too, but the prospect of having to do that without even knowing it would be a positive result, is just beyond parodious.
My thoughts exactly.
Install from the partition - as in factory backup partition, as in "with bloatware"?
Probably better with an English iso.
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15 Aug 2011   #29
jiri

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by allend66 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jiri View Post
Then this is driving me nuts. It was bad enough as it was, but that it isnt even this new eventuality just drives this ridiculous issue of mine further into the untraceable.

See I was thinking of reinstalling from the partition again, however time consuming that would be too, but the prospect of having to do that without even knowing it would be a positive result, is just beyond parodious.
My thoughts exactly.
Install from the partition - as in factory backup partition, as in "with bloatware"?
Probably better with an English iso.
I think what happened, is my factory Windows has the option to install in different languages, but once that is done it cant be changed because its Home Premium. Im just resisting the glaring truth that I probably have no remedy but to backup everything onto another HD or PC and install again.
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15 Aug 2011   #30
allend66

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

I've not seen a factory partition giving you the option to install in other languages - On very 1st boot of my Toshiba laptop (Home Premium x64) bought here in Spain, it asked English or Spanish, but it said English not available and installed Spanish.

Glad you got it sorted
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