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Windows 7: Is there a legitimate way to change language to English on win 7 home?

17 Nov 2010   #11
wearetheborg

XP Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
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Licensing requirements state that Windows 7 can include only a single language, with the exception of the Windows 7 Ultimate and the Enterprise editions. These are referred to as single-language editions. However, the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions can include multiple language packs. These are referred to as multilingual editions.
You were talking about legitimacy so I thought I'll post this.
Thanks..I had read that, but I was not sure whether giving a *choice* of language would violate that clause.

Here typically on first boot, there is a choice of language between english and the local language. Somehow, on my computer I didnt get that choice.


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17 Nov 2010   #12
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Ok, see this thread about the syntax of the dism command.

can i install a "language pack" in Windows 7 Professional?? - WinMatrix

If that doesnt help, just borrow a win7 dvd or download a clean copy of the language of choice, then activate by calling MS. Before doing that make sure you have made recovery dvds and preferrably also imaged the system, so you can back to the original language if things dont work out.
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17 Nov 2010   #13
wearetheborg

XP Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
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Ok, see this thread about the syntax of the dism command.

can i install a "language pack" in Windows 7 Professional?? - WinMatrix
Thanks, those instructions helped.

Now, most of the things are in english, but when I remove a program, the info messages are still in the original language for some programs (preparing to remove etc).


To recap:
I downloaded the english language pack exe from the MS download links in
http://keznews.com/6149_Download_Win...Download_Links
Ran the exe to get the lp.cab file which had to be quickly renamed, say to lp.cab_.
Opened command prompt as admin and typed (without pressing enter}:
Code:
DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\XYZDIR\lp.cab
Opened another command prompt and renamed the lp.cab_ to lp.cab
Immediately pressed enter in the admin command window where the DISM command was waiting to be entered.

Then entered
Code:
bcdedit /set {current} locale  en-US
Then enetered
Code:
bcdboot %WinDir% /l en-US
In regedit deleted key
Code:
\HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI UILanguage\xxxxx
where xxxxx is the unwanted language.
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