Windows 7

How to use another language pack on Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional

If you own Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Home premium, you have probably discovered that you are unable to download and install another language pack from Windows Update site.

First you will have to download the language pack for Windows 7. Since Windows 7 language packs are available via Windows Update as an optional update for Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions only, here is the list of 32-bit and 64-bit language packs available from Microsoft for manual download.

Here is the list of Official 32-bit (x86) Windows 7 RTM MUI Language Packs: 
Arabic: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-ar-sa_210ccc96338a1ff683803eb4034e5f53d6d54c97.exe
Bulgarian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-bg-bg_2e5d91b00775e0f974d4ec213fc20d470ff6850e.exe
Chinese (Simplified): windows6.1-kb972813-x86-zh-cn_ab024143b556395e6638e26712b1e0f3bc031fcf.exe
Chinese (Traditional): windows6.1-kb972813-x86-zh-hk_90617b75cfaab716a43e7c082b00490a6d475376.exe
Croatian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-hr-hr_d8a4131aee5d5de039a3a0dc517ca0c07ebc3472.exe
Czech: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-cs-cz_2759680ec6e2f4a7629c7d02b1fbce0a0d410a4e.exe
Danish: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-da-dk_e1c57a4dcbd336ac73e349a9bb9d30de17ac093f.exe
Dutch: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-nl-nl_194a2ca7b589e77b0be73b822f77760823183c51.exe
English: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-en-us_22ee3397a02372681b375ddabf6ffa33662fd500.exe
Estonia: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-et-ee_3a99769fac5d6a11e6616297f842a9074c045699.exe
Finnish: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-fi-fi_dd1973cc63ab7dea0e5d660af06869a8beefe36a.exe
French: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-fr-fr_1878fd391b990054787a14b0db4a5db00b793bf1.exe
German: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-de-de_1b86ff9b8f4c517dd341d76f24c74399278b05fc.exe
Greek: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-el-gr_1f366d5e4fbde7df89b106821236fc1d3b3c9230.exe
Hebrew: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-he-il_a3d6a6ae858f33ffa11a14c2a966e6603c134ef9.exe
Hungarian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-hu-hu_12feb47da4bb28f60b6a30d379044356581c20f8.exe
Italian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-it-it_079a3afeb88f14d24a3b4204812225e78c2e0bb8.exe
Japanese: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-ja-jp_08758c23cc64a53949072d53dd7bf6bbc8b45420.exe
Korean: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-ko-kr_bb2de1652c37394be4de87438661b129f8b56908.exe
Latvian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-lv-lv_8b7a0b361dd37f7cd3926f798a79a90d378b18b2.exe
Lithuanian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-lt-lt_7aee9ce232cb46701f479fafdb0aea369ce1ad6a.exe
Norwegian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-nb-no_d65ea89195cf5f7d3170ccb1db7bae3c157f5b24.exe
Polish: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-pl-pl_9199018040692bc732a590e9b092a18120d326b2.exe
Portuguese (Brazil): windows6.1-kb972813-x86-pt-br_0a3fe79820d6d199dd43495d4efa5c40f270e45a.exe
Portuguese (Portugal): windows6.1-kb972813-x86-pt-pt_4165bd9cd083abd8ddd81986e18b1fd86aab5ce9.exe
Romanian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-ro-ro_e1c324236046eb608e478570cf4396776ff02a72.exe
Russian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-ru-ru_f4df4bcb8d3194323f17a086a17f46dd0c9c492a.exe
Serbian (Latin): windows6.1-kb972813-x86-sr-latn-cs_6e049bae4d75b82405b28455e2def0a0d0055a9c.exe
Slovak: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-sk-sk_dd2ce36a7e94fceff650cb892b8c954b8af6025a.exe
Slovenian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-sl-si_17786270766d556ba9bf3693762cb98805df9f50.exe
Spanish: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-es-es_1943a073d8f00e387301deb22cd177bf77319ee8.exe
Swedish: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-sv-se_687085e8bbdf9c17a668b801f28f7f9c74e7a86a.exe
Thai: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-th-th_780885dd42c039d9926ac004c76ba3ba9c30c6d0.exe
Turkish: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-tr-tr_13015cb75811f874c83fdd679beb4c22c930a57c.exe
Ukrainian: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-uk-ua_0a467bf14bc4f524c18877f570a20c58e91ceba9.exe

Download Official 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 RTM MUI Language Packs:
Arabic: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-ar-sa_aaac936bd625c12b607dffea19fab8be9cfa28f6.exe
Bulgarian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-bg-bg_155634f17868659db4b65cfeff57059b2436515f.exe
Chinese (Simplified): windows6.1-kb972813-x64-zh-cn_a649e9af1e28514d48bdc51f7956be08060e54bc.exe
Chinese (Traditional): windows6.1-kb972813-x64-zh-hk_d428bc1cca4aea20163936e6687221c0e6b99ec4.exe
Croatian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-hr-hr_06468f799a1c1f295bc3abbc85c14116e2645122.exe
Czech: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-cs-cz_f136df3188c54ff234ca77253fee2cf3e91966b7.exe
Danish: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-da-dk_2b7590d389ca96af6f367408150cb6bc9aa8f4b4.exe
Dutch: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-nl-nl_2ac14543f6e46c61ae226d7f0f5aee7f4d500e9f.exe
English: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-en-us_483a3e51038f1a369bc5b5cdf5fc32df3ea4ad27.exe
Estonian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-et-ee_3c0479d7049109bcb42fd9ec59d1c65449704687.exe
Finnish: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-fi-fi_4378f72d1233b00e2bdfc680a13f62ae11ab0fcb.exe
French: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-fr-fr_0e50cd2ea794e4cdfac861b194d2e996b7bbc8d8.exe
German: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-de-de_399ac15b2d55fd5dea0770d98825d7e75f4ad533.exe
Greek: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-el-gr_9ae588ba70896f9100a10cb8ed68a79678d6fc32.exe
Hebrew: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-he-il_86c22105bb32269c9c0deaf2710fcb1531a29817.exe
Hungarian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-hu-hu_e5c47bffe398b9ace42d4326de2646a6172d39b5.exe
Italian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-it-it_3f0f5d78202e074e17a495beec821e1d326a8e2a.exe
Japanese: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-ja-jp_9d73b1c1270deacbe7a2329559476a94daddb848.exe
Korean: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-ko-kr_e6b3322c3865cfd328d84376e192c4f9d41aa0e6.exe
Latvian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-lv-lv_70c1f8bda213f20aea07e46a6c9ed976f0d151ce.exe
Lithuanian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-lt-lt_ede5a878aae2b0d64e81ff739e950b6f105df580.exe
Norwegian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-nb-no_1b7f93a0906a62eecd6b200979f8df986a7556f1.exe
Polish: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-pl-pl_6b228326c2f7ef6406242671600b499746ff3454.exe
Portuguese (Brazil): windows6.1-kb972813-x64-pt-br_276b65f3b6b2657c8fe936f9841dc1243e02dc7b.exe
Portuguese (Portugal): windows6.1-kb972813-x64-pt-pt_f8310aa4a73841aec29b3f4e74ecaece56b695e9.exe
Romanian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-ro-ro_810f2d590dd5aac92561eea5884ed1c70f34dbd9.exe
Russian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-ru-ru_f0acfc688d609ee45d43cc60c6412a3071a665bd.exe
Serbian (Latin): windows6.1-kb972813-x64-sr-latn-cs_275e0a17cbec543aa1bd7eebc883a1d21c11b514.exe
Slovak: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-sk-sk_15f397de2ceaaff8dbfe670bcc6c013791a297c3.exe
Slovenian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-sl-si_8cfc82e0d15ed94634d3da69674008dc56755b93.exe
Spanish: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-es-es_2e593c26d9e23ad8176224a53c68a04f996ee014.exe
Swedish: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-sv-se_1f4c415e0f4ca77064d597975f6ac7a9e0b8af63.exe
Thai: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-th-th_080c8631d44a53c34ffdab8fd73820572dd87be4.exe
Turkish: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-tr-tr_6bd6660158289e0b5d4b5a7f7fded6e3528a9a04.exe
Ukrainian: windows6.1-kb972813-x64-uk-ua_c6c4e44c9d903049a4c60fed9d42effa18f345bd.exe

After downloading the Windows 7 language packs, run the .EXE executable file to extract the .CAB language pack (LP) cabinet file. Then, follow the guide to install language pack in Windows 7, and guide to change display language on Windows 7 user interface and welcome screen.

Note: It is recommended only the language pack you plan to use, since downloading and installing to many language packs can affect the disk space and system performance.

Copy the file that you have extracted to desired path. For this purpose, we will use D:\languagepack\hr-hr\
We will also use the Croatian language pack.

Run command window with administrator privileges. To run it as an administrator, open All programs | Accessories"
Rright-click command prompt and select run as administrator.

In the command prompt windows type:

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:D:\languagepack\hr-hr\
Hit enter

When you receive the message that operation is completed successfully do the following:

Click on Windows Orb and type regedit

In registry editor navigate to the following key:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\ UILanguage\en-us - and delete the eu-us key. If you are deleting another language pack, you will have to delete that key which will have a different name.

Restart your machine and new language pack should be active.

Some language packs don't have 'Starting Windows' message translated, so if you need to change that also, here's how to do it:

bcdedit /set {current} locale hr-hr bcdboot %WinDir% /l hr-hr

Restart your machine and that's it.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Courtesy: Kreshota



+3 #105 OMEGA-ThundeR 2013-09-15 15:00
There are 2 sorts of language packs. The language pack you see here is for a standaard (non service-pack) windows. If you allready got Service Pack 1 these language files won't work. You have to download the SP1 versions of the language pack.

The way of installing is the same, but you have to download it somewhere else.
+1 #104 Sam 2013-08-18 04:18
I have the same issue, and the pack i downloaded was 64 bit and my system is 64 bit...

Quoting Natascha:
Dear all:

Several times I see the question concerning the error:
Error 0x800f081e
The specified package is not applicable to this image.
The DSIM log file can be found at C:\Window\Logs\DISM\dism.log

But I cannot see that anyone has answered this.
Did someone find a solution?
If yes, could you please share?

many thanks

OS: windows 7 professional / service pack 1
Nick Vadl
-1 #103 Nick Vadl 2013-04-18 08:39
You are installing a 64bit package to a 32bit OS (or the other way around)
+2 #102 Natascha 2013-04-08 12:43
Dear all:

Several times I see the question concerning the error:
Error 0x800f081e
The specified package is not applicable to this image.
The DSIM log file can be found at C:\Window\Logs\DISM\dism.log

But I cannot see that anyone has answered this.
Did someone find a solution?
If yes, could you please share?

many thanks

OS: windows 7 professional / service pack 1
0 #101 Dorothy 2013-03-09 16:55
Great help!
+2 #100 basheer 2012-12-24 14:50
really useful for me
+1 #99 dado 2012-10-30 13:47
Further to previous message I tried again with the SP1 version of the language pack and it worked a treat!

Many thanks!
+1 #98 dado 2012-10-29 20:39
I have followed the instructions and get the message that the pack has installed correctly but when I go to the registry the only thing there is the current language.
-2 #97 Wendy 2012-10-08 07:44
Do you really need an "i" before the "y" in your name?

Quoting Anatoliy:
After I typed in command prompt: dism /online /add-package /packagepath:C: \languagepack\h r-hr\ (I used C drive)

it ran, but got an error: Error 0x800f081e
The specified package is not applicable to this image.
The DSIM log file can be found at C:\Window\Logs\DISM\dism.log

I didn't receive the message that operation is "completed successfully"
Paul J.
+2 #96 Paul J. 2012-08-24 19:22
Summary of Tips

There are two language packs for windows home premium 7 (+/- sp1). For both there are 32-bit or 64-bit versions.

If file disappears, open it!

Windows 7 Home Premium does not allow more than one display language.

Spaces are required in the command lines!

This is to make sure that the welcome message is in the language that you have chosen. Some language packs do not contain this translation. Type the second command: bcdedit /set {current} locale LOCALE_KEY then another command bcdboot %WinDir% /l LOCALE_KEY

You have to delete the language pack that you are replacing: Go to the ‘Start Menu’ and type “regedit” This opens the registry: Navigate to the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/MUI/UILanguages
Then delete the old LP file set folder (leaving just the one you installed).

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