How to change language on Windows 7 Ultimate


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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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    How to change language on Windows 7 Ultimate


    Hello,

    I inherited an Acer laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and I have upgraded to Ultimate so I can change the language to English.
    Everything on the laptop is in Swedish at the moment but I can figure out some.

    On the Microsoft site I heard that I could use Windows Update and select optional updates and "Under the Windows 7 Language Packs category,select the desired language pack." That's where I'm stuck, because I don't see any Language Packs under optional updates.

    Does anyone have any tips?

    Thanks.
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    Vista x64 / 7 X64
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    Is it offering any updates at all?
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yes, there were 89 important updates that I have started loading. It's very slow though.
    And about 7 optional updates that I looked at but did not note down.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Hello Nick,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to change the display language to what you wanted.

    Display Language - Change
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks, Brink --

    looks like I'll need to install a language pack for English so I'll follow the tutorial once these other updates are done.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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    Good news -- the language change steps worked successfully.

    Thanks Brink for your help.

    Unrelated, I still see occasional dialogues in Swedish, like when logging into Facebook or Google for the first time in a while. But I see them on my desktop too which was always in English. So I guess it's a feature of living abroad. Might be related to country settings.
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