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: How to change the language in Windows 7

22 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
How to change the language in Windows 7

Hi everybody,
I need help with this, I'm giving my older Toshiba laptop running Win 7 (Home Premium 32bit) to my neice who's going to college, I will do a clean install but I'm not sure if during the install process gives you the option to change the OS language to Spanish (she lives in Mexico).
Thanks in advance for any help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Hi Ponch0, welcome to 7F

From how I see it, you would be better off if you had a valid license from Mexico.
Meaning, that copy of 7 would already be Spanish.

It can be done, but you will need to upgrade To Ultimate:
Download languages for Windows - Microsoft Windows

That link lead to:
If you have the Ultimate or Enterprise edition for Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can download additional language packs by using Windows Update. Once you turn on Windows Update, you can choose which languages you want to install (language packs don't update automatically). Here’s how to do it.
Source: Install language packs using Windows Update - Microsoft Windows

This applies to any language:
How to change system language of Windows 7 Home Premium from russian - Microsoft Answers

This link may offer some insight:
How to change system language of Windows 7 Home Premium - Microsoft TechNet Search
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

Thanks Anak,
I'll probably leave the English language, doesn't hurt to learn it, right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

No it does not. I try to understand it every day!
I know a little of Spanish, Polish, and Lithuanian. Just enough to get me in trouble
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How to change the language in Windows 7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 - locale and language change
Hello all I live in Denmark and am currently in the process of buying a new laptop. I found one I wanted and ordered it. I've now gotten an email stating that the OS is German and with German localization. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium and my question is whether it's possible to change...
General Discussion
How to change language of Windows 7 home 64 bit SP1
I need to know how to change the language of a Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 without formating. This is because I am interested in buying an ACER Aspire Predator G3610 from Germany which would obviously come with german windows. I would have bought it from UK if it were not for the fact that all UK...
General Discussion
language change for windows 7
hello masters i need help on how can i change the language of my friend laptop its in italian i try the region and language but nothing change.. how could i possibly change it do i need a program to do it.. thanks so much..! :)
Change language of windows seven
Hello, how is life going? I have bought a TOSHIBA laptop in Austria, the language's settings are in German, and now that i want to turn it to english, i can't find the solution because i have windows seven home premium 64 bits. Is there any solution or tricks to that problem please without buying...
General Discussion
How to change Windows 7 installation language?
I bought a Win 7 when I was in France and installed it but despite setting the local language in English (Regional and Language Options) during installation, the entire admin and desktop remains in English. How can I switch the whole win 7 system in English language? Thanks!
Installation & Setup
Change your Windows 7 language w/o having ultimate!
I found out that you can change your Windows 7 language without owning the Ultimate edition. You just need to download Vistalizator and the MUI language pack you need. Good for if you bought your laptop overseas in a different language.

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 12:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App