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Windows 7: win 7 language change

14 Oct 2009   #11
fpegman

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https://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/27812-win

Thank for that info I did all that and now have a full English WIN7
Thanks again
Fred


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05 Nov 2009   #12
regulus

 
 

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Hi
Thanks for the reply's but what i need to do is to ake the DVD appear s the uk dvd is that possible please
No, it is not possible. However you can make it act like an English Win7 Ultimate.

The Launch Party Pack Windows 7 is a normal Ultimate. Do this:
nipI installed my Launch Party Pack 7 Ultimate on Tuesday to my HTPC. Because I live in Germany, I got a German version. After doing as told above I now have a complete English version running. You could not tell the difference.

Kari
I'm facing the same problem as I got a Dutch version. I get my soft over an "academic download" software convention between my uni & MS ..
I asked for the US-EN version because all my systems are in English, but this far they only provide the NL or FR versions (I'm in Belgium BTW)
If I understand this correctly then only the installer module is in the local language and the final display language can be dynamically set the way you demonstrated?
I want to avoid the classical error when installing updates later and that says the updating module is "not in the system language"
TIA
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05 Nov 2009   #13
mutant

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Why do you need the language pack, all you need is to change the non-unicode language to the language of your choice.
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06 Nov 2009   #14
fpegman

win 7
 
 
win 7 unicode

How do you change the unicode please
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06 Nov 2009   #15
fpegman

win 7
 
 

sorry I should have said Non- unicode
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07 Nov 2009   #16
mutant

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Control Panel -- Region and Language -- Administrative (tab)--change system locale
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10 Nov 2009   #17
regulus

 
 
no you can't ...

I'm in the same boat .. despite the request to get an English version because all my systems use English as the system language (and because I know it will not work to use any other install language) I got a choice between Dutch or French ...
So against better judgement I did try it ... I get the expected message "You cannot do a standard upgrade in another language than the one installed on your system" .. GAME OVER!
I'm not going to wreck a perfectly working system just to install a phony language, then switch that over to a lame display language and then run into the same problem with every system update that is not in the "correct system language" .. I've been annoyed by this far too many times in the past, in the end one needs searching for language packs for each one and everything! It is not going to happen here
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10 Nov 2009   #18
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by regulus View Post
I'm in the same boat .. despite the request to get an English version because all my systems use English as the system language (and because I know it will not work to use any other install language) I got a choice between Dutch or French ...
So against better judgement I did try it ... I get the expected message "You cannot do a standard upgrade in another language than the one installed on your system" .. GAME OVER!
I'm not going to wreck a perfectly working system just to install a phony language, then switch that over to a lame display language and then run into the same problem with every system update that is not in the "correct system language" .. I've been annoyed by this far too many times in the past, in the end one needs searching for language packs for each one and everything! It is not going to happen here
OK geeks, let's calm down. Language pack causes absolutely no problems, not with updates or anything else.

I have been using multilingual Windows since it was introduced in early beta versions of Vista. At the moment I'm using language packs in four different computers both home and at work; one desktop and one laptop are running an English Ultimate with Finnish, Swedish and German language packs, one desktop German Ultimate with English, Finnish and Swedish language packs and this laptop I'm using now has a Finnish 7 Ultimate with English, German and Swedish language packs. Here's the screenshot of the logon screen of this laptop:

win 7 language change-logon.png

Even there are user accounts in four different languages, I've never had any problems with system locale or updates. One important thing to remember is to use system locales which correspond with the language used i.e. in my case a Finnish user account has system locale Finland, an English user account UK or USA etc.

When Windows Update has an update for IE8, it updates the necessary files and after that the Finnsh user account has an updated Finnish IE8, English account an updated English IE8 and so on.

The only annoyance is Windows Easy Transfer. Normally WET transfers not only the user files and folders but also the program settings and data. However, transferring WET data to a new computer only the user files and folders are transferred to a new computer if the original language is not the same than on the old computer; to transfer program settings and data the original installed language version must be same on both the old and the new computer.

Other than that there are absolutely no problems. Language pack converts your full system to the language you want to use.

I wholeheartedly recommend installing language packs to everybody who could benefit from them. Multilingual families or workplaces, students learning a new language etc..

Kari


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11 Nov 2009   #19
regulus

 
 

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I'm in the same boat .. despite the request to get an English version because all my systems use English as the system language snip
OK geeks, let's calm down. Language pack causes absolutely no problems, not with updates or anything else.

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You must be kidding .. I've been an ICT manager/systems admin for over the last 30 years and choosing the "wrong" system language is an absolute PITA which causes you the most unexpected quirks with distributed updates. No language pack is ever going to change that
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11 Nov 2009   #20
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by regulus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by regulus View Post
I'm in the same boat .. despite the request to get an English version because all my systems use English as the system language snip
OK geeks, let's calm down. Language pack causes absolutely no problems, not with updates or anything else.

snip
You must be kidding .. I've been an ICT manager/systems admin for over the last 30 years and choosing the "wrong" system language is an absolute PITA which causes you the most unexpected quirks with distributed updates. No language pack is ever going to change that
Could you please give us an example. I repeat what I said:
I have used multilingual Windows now over 4 years, since Vista beta. I have never had a single problem because of language packs, nor have I heard or seen others having problems.

All of my computers, at work and home, have always four languages installed (my own Finnish, German because of my wife and the country where I live, and my working languages English and Swedish). It is so flawless and problem free I really don't have a clue what possible problems / erros you are getting.

I am an experienced computer professional with quite a lot of first hand experience in this issue. Before you torpedo my advice to others interested in language packs, you really should tell us more.

An example, please. Not something you have heard but something you know from your own experience.

Kari
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