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Windows 7: Upgrading from W7 HP to W7 Ultimate with an different language

30 Dec 2011   #1

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Upgrading from W7 HP to W7 Ultimate with an different language

Hi all,

I've been having a bit of a headache with this.

I bought a Sony Vaio notebook in Germany (I live here) and for the particular model (F Series) I choosed they could not sell me the Windows 7 in English only in German.

It will arrive in one week with the Windows 7 Home Premium in German.

As my German is just okay I want to change the language to either English or Portuguese (I come from Brazil) and I have been reading on this website and other about Windows Anytime Upgrade and how the MUI (Multilanguage User Interface) is a technology only available for the W7 Ultimate.

It just happens that I have a DVD with the Windows 7 Ultimate in Portuguese and another with a friend of mine in English. I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade to the Ultimate version of W7 using the DVD and without having to do a clean install.

Is there going to be a problem because the language in the DVD is not German)

The American W7 Ultimate DVD I have is brand new and it would be a shame if I had to do all the configuration of my brand new Sony Vaio just because of the language.

Thanks in advance.

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30 Dec 2011   #2

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31 Dec 2011   #3

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When you first install Windows, choose the English or Portuguese.

Upgrading from W7 HP to W7 Ultimate with an different language-fujitsu-001.jpg

But do remember the Keyboard will still be German.

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