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Change Windows 7 Language

By 22nd January 2014November 9th, 2017No Comments

I needed to change the language in Windows 7 Professional SP1 from english to your spoken language but the original language is still installed in C:\Windows\en-us. It’ll also change the boot language in “Starting Windows” and the “Welcome” screen to your spoken language.

First of all:

Make a backup of the registry.

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This is what you’ll have to get:
Microsoft Windows 7 Multilanguage Pack DVD 32-bit or 64-bit SP1.

This is for  both 32-bit and 64-bit language pack SP1:

  1. Prepare your language pack DVD, insert it in D: driver, if D: is your DVD drive. Locate your required language pack. For example, if we want to install German language pack, the file will have a path of D:\langpacks\de-de\
  2. Run command window with administrator privileges. To run it as an administrator, go to “all programs – accessories”, right-click “command prompt” and choose “run as administrator”.
  3. In the command window, type the following line and press Enter:
    dism /online /add-package /packagepath:d:\langpacks\de-de\
  4. When a message pops up and tells you the operation is completed successfully, press “Windows key + R” to call the run window, type in regedit to run the registry editor.
  5. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\MUI\UILanguage\en-us and delete the key en-us.
  6. Restart your system, now your Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Home Premium should be switched to the German language version.
  7. To change the language of “Starting Windows”, run the following command in the command window (still take the German as an example)
    bcdedit /set {current} locale de-de
    bcdboot %WinDir% /l de-de


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