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 lp.cab file that you have extracted to desired path. For this purpose, we will use D:\languagepack\hr-hr\lp.cab
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\lp.cab
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

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