Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: display language change

21 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
display language change

when i moved to spain from the uk last year i bought a laptop here
windows 7 home premium was pre-installed
at some point and i don't remember how i changed the display language from spanish to english
i have just bought another laptop which also has windows 7 home premium installed
and i can't work out how to change the display language
the received wisdom seems to be that it is only possible with an upgrade to ultimate
but i didn't upgrade my first machine
is it possible that i reinstalled windows and was therefore able to select english as the default display language?

thanks in anticipation

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home x64

Welcome to Seven Forums bas1948. It is possible you may be able to change some of the interface language using Language Interface Packs (LIPs).

Language Interface Packs (LIPs). LIPs can be installed over any edition of Windows Vista and Windows 7, providing a translated version of only the most widely used dialog boxes, menu items, and help content. You can download LIPs from the Microsoft Download Center by using the links below. To install a LIP, you will need to have the required parent language installed on your PC. If your language is listed as "coming soon," it's on the way—check back here for updates.
But yes, I believe you can choose English at the time of a reinstall as a fix. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

If you manage to track down the right language pack (not the LIPs, language packs are harder to come by), and you feel brave enough, you can try this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 display language change

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to change display language in Windows 7 Professional SP1?
I have a computer that has French language. And I don't want it. I want English on my computer. And I've heard that the display language can only be changed in Windows 7 Ultimate. Is that true? Also, I downloaded a software that can change the display language in Win7 Pro called "Vistalizator"...
having no idea how to change the language display after hibernation...
I bought the computer with system installed and the language displayed was chinese. but i change in later wards. everythings fine except the language becomes chinese again after hibernation.....]
Installation & Setup
Display Language - Change
How to Change the Display Language in Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise 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...
Display Language Change- Win 7 Home
Just aquired a computer with the display language set to French. I want it to read in English. I know you need Ent. or Ult to make the change normally. If I restore the computer to the Out-of-box settings, will I get the chance to choose my language during setup? Any other option short...
General Discussion
Cannot change Display Language
Hi, I would like to change the display language of Windows 7 to English. Currently all software installed e.g. Microsoft Office display Thai Language in the command buttons. I tried to read my help from Google, and the tips pointed me to Control Panel/Region and Language/Keyboard and...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:47.
Twitter Facebook