How can I change the operating system language?

September 2017

Computer users are often faced with the ordeal of changing the pre-set language of their operating system from English to the language of their choice. However, when equipped with knowledge of basic formatting, customizing the language of the Operating System like Windows Vista is no mammoth task. To enable this facility, one has to access the Control Panel, and then download the desired language pack via the Windows Update 'Options'. If the download is successful, one can go back to the Control Panel and select from the available Regional Language Services before using the languages tab to pick the Display Language of choice. This do-it-yourself procedure works for computers running Windows Vista, or even other upgraded versions for that matter.

How can I change the operating system language?


How can I change the operating system language of HP Pavilion dv2000? My software is Windows 7 in English and I want to change it into Windows 7 in Spanish!


  • Go to Control Panel
  • Go to Windows Update and download Spanish language pack in Optional windows update
  • After successful download go to Control Panel
  • Go to Regional and Languages Settings
  • Go to Keyboard and Languages tab
  • Then choose your display language


Published by aakai1056. Latest update on June 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM by Jeff.
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