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Solved: Vista Language Packs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ~Candy~, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator Thread Starter

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    Has anyone installed any language packs for Vista?

    Here is my situation, new computer, running Vista Home Premium in Spanish. I'd like to think that perhaps the English Language Pack would change the messages, toolbars, etc. to English? Am I just wishful thinking?

    I've been googling around and have found no useful information, unless I am googling for language in all the wrong places :D
     
  2. reno1217

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    hello aca i just read this.. maybe this pertains to you?

    You can only change the language of Vista if you have Vista Ultimate
    or Enterprise.

    With Ultimate, you can download the language packs for free.
    Just open Windows Update, choose "view available updates",
    and check the language pack you want.

    Afterwards, from Control Panel (categories view), just choose
    "Change display language" under "Clock, Language and Region".
    Pick your language, log off, log on, and done.

    If you have another version of Vista other than those two,
    such as Windows Vista Home Premium,
    you'll need to purchase a "full Chinese version" of Windows
    Vista and perform a "clean install" or install it on a separate
    partition or drive (dual-boot).
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Well......

    Next thing that I am wondering. I have Vista Ultimate in English. I wonder what an upgrade install would do? :eek:
     
  4. reno1217

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    not really sure what service language it would change for you ie: toolbars, notice windows, and so on.
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Or, if it would be be better to use a Spanish Ultimate upgrade, then try the English language pack? I suppose I could just reformat and start clean with the English Ultimate version, but, I'd like to test some stuff before doing that.

    Since it's a new system, there is nothing to lose if something goes really, really wrong :D
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Yes, I'd like to get the messages, toolbars, etc. in English.

    If it were my computer, I'd just upgrade it to the Spanish ultimate and leave it that way....but, unfortunately, it's not, and I will get real tired of being the 'message' translator :D
     
  7. DaveA

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    Have you tried the setting in control panel, Clock, Language and Region?
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Yes, I have the choices of keyboard, clock, region, but not language. I'm thinking that is probably because of the Vista version?
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Just a follow up. I did an English Ultimate install. Problem solved.
     
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