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07 Nov 2015   #1

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windows 7 home premium, change system language?

Hi. I'm a Brit living n France, and have just purchased a new computer running W7 Home Premium but obviously the system language is all in French and I just can't seem to get it to change to English. I've read various (conflicting) bits online, some of which suggests I need to have W7 Ultimate in order to be able to do this. Can anyone verify?

If this is the case, am I best served upgrading to Windows 10 where it appears (again, just from what I've read) that this function is free?

Many thanks in advance for any help

(one small point is that I really don't mind whether it ends up on 7 or 10, I just want the language changed!)

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07 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit Desktops; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Laptops

Have you gone to the Microsoft site and found the various language packs that are available? You should be able to install the English (UK or US version) without any difficulty.
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07 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You need Ultimate (or Enterprise) to be able to change UI language.

Having said that, I could install English W7 Home Prem with a Turkish license (retail) of same edition and it activated alright. Perhaps you can image backup your current installation (in case something goes wrong) with Macrium free and then fresh install an English W7 Home Prem with your (OEM?) license key. Finding the installation DVD/ISO will be the hardest part because MS doesn't host these any more unless you have a retail key.

If it doesn't activate you can just recall your image back.
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07 Nov 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

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As stated by Gokay, your key may work it may not.
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