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Windows 7: Problems with languages

22 Dec 2009   #1
Indiana Jones

Win7(x64)
 
 
Problems with languages

Hi all!
Finally decided to upgrade to Windows7 Ultimate, from XP.
Switched over to the English version.
Anyway, having problems with Software(both x32 and x64). Getting random characters instead of Russian.

Switched over to the original Russian version, didn't help. Never had this problem on XP SP3.
Any ideas why this is happening?


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22 Dec 2009   #2
Kari

 

Hello Indy, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If I understand you right, you have an original Russian Win7 with English language pack? If so, have you also changed the location?

Some applications and software check computers location data and use that language for different kind of information and dialogs. Even if you are using English language pack but your computer "tells" to applications it is located in Russia, you can get some information and dialogs in third party applications in Russian.

The language pack works best, when the location of the computer is changed to correspond with the chosen, installed language. go to Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Region and Language > Location and change the location.

An example: this computer I'm using now has user accounts in English, German, Finnish and Swedish. I've set location in English account to United Kingdom, German accounts location to Germany, Finnish accounts to Finland and Swedish accounts to Sweden. This way I get most of that third party localized info in same language that I'm currently using.

Read this thread, too. It's a bit similar issue.

Hope this helps you.

Kari


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22 Dec 2009   #3
Indiana Jones

Win7(x64)
 
 

Hi, Thanks for the welcome.
Quote:
If I understand you right, you have an original Russian Win7 with English language pack?
Yeah, that's correct. Downloaded English language pack via Update.
Set language to Russian + location and time.
Unfortunately, that didn't help! Winamp, for example, still shows "Гости из будущего"
I guess I will try reinstalling Windows, and setting all the settings to Russian in the beggining.
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22 Dec 2009   #4
Kari

 

If you want to use everything in English, you have to check you install English versions of third party software. As you certainly understand, Windows 7 Language Pack can not change the language of all the software you have, it can and will change only the language of Win7 operating system and bundled Microsoft applications (IE, WordPad, Paint etc.).

So when you downloaded WinAmp, did you check you got an English version:

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You can also change Winamp language from preferences:

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Kari


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23 Dec 2009   #5
Indiana Jones

Win7(x64)
 
 

Quote:
So when you downloaded WinAmp, did you check you got an English version:
Yeah, I got the English version from winamp.com
The weird thing is that I never had this problem on XP...
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