How To Change the Display Language in Windows 7

May 2017

Windows 7 Allows you to change the language in a simple way if you want. The method changes a bit depending on the version you have installed.


How To Change Language and Language Packs in Windows 7

To change the language of Windows 7, when it is in English, paste the Control Panel \ Clock, Language, and Region address in the upper bar of Windows Explorer and press Enter. Then go to Change keyboards or other input methods and click Install / uninstall languages. If you do not have this option, go to the section If your version of Windows 7 is not Enterprise or Ultimate and select the desired language. If the language you want to install does not appear, go to the section If your edition of Windows 7 is Enterprise or Ultimate or If your version of Windows 7 is not Enterprise or Ultimate .

How To Change Language in Windows 7 if your Version is Enterprise or Ultimate (or if you have the 'Install / Uninstall Languages' Option)

Go to http://www.froggie.sk/7lp64rtm.html and click on the link for the language you want to install (for example Spanish):


Then on the same page, click on Download in the left column and click on Vistalizator:


Save the file, then run it. In the Vistalizator window, click the Add languages ​​button, select the file of the language that you initially downloaded and click Open:


Now, just follow the instructions to change the language of your operating system. If you are asked to confirm, do so only until you see a loading bar with a title like Internal installation: Installing Spanish appears.

How To Change Language if your Version of Windows 7 is not Enterprise or Ultimate (or if you do not have the 'Install / Uninstall Languages' Option)

This method allows you to install the Install / uninstall languages ​​option to be able to change the language of Windows to Spanish or any other language.

To install other languages ​​follow the steps of this method and continue with the method If your Windows 7 is Enterprise or Ultimate in which you can adapt the instructions.

Go to http://www.froggie.sk/7lp64rtm.html and click on the link for the language you want to install. Save the file, then run it. A file named Ip.cab is usually created.

Since your version of Windows 7 is not Enterprise or Ultimate, you do not have the following possibility: Install / uninstall languages ​​option in Control Panel \ Clock, Language, and Region, (paste this address in the address bar of Windows Explorer and press Enter), then Change Keyboards or other input methods.

This is why you should change some parameters from the Windows console. To do this, go to the Start menu and in the search bar type cmd (do not press Enter). Press Shift + Ctrl + Enter (this way you will be recognized as the administrator). Then type: dism/online/add-package/packagepath: followed by the path to the Ip.cab file, for example D:\Put Windows 7 in Spanish\Ip.cab.

The path appears in the bar above Windows Explorer, (you need to be in the folder containing Ip.cab or inside Ip.cab) you must click on it and copy the address. Verify that it ends in \ Ip.cab, otherwise add it. A complete example would look something like dism/online/add-package/packagepath: D:\Put Windows 7 in Spanish\lp.cab.

Press the Enter key then hold, the command may take a few minutes before a message appears announcing that it was executed successfully. Then, type the command bcdedit/set{current}locale es-ES and press Enter. Then type the command bcdboot%WinDir%/l is-ES and press Enter. Close the Windows console and restart the computer. Your Windows should now be in Spanish.

Now just delete the en-US key in the system registry (for security make a backup of the registry with the program Erunt).

Go to the Start menu, then in the search bar type regedit and press Enter. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\en-US.

Verify that the es-ES key is in and delete the en-US key. To do this, right-click and select Delete. Do not delete it, however, if the ES key is not present. Close the Registry Editor. To finish, restart the PC.

If the pages or links do not work, look in Google language packs, check that the Ip.cab file is found for the method If your version of Windows 7 is not Enterprise or Ultimate.

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Published by MelissaCCM. Latest update on February 7, 2017 at 10:44 AM by MelissaCCM.
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