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Windows vista home premium Eng language pack

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    Hello, I had bought Windows vista home premium sp1 32-bit with german language. How could I change it for english? DVD wit the windows has not english language. I could not find language pack fot my windows anywhere. Please help me with my problem.

    Thank's for some help.

    Friday, September 12, 2008 10:32 PM

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  • Hi

     

    You cannot install a 'Base' Language Interface Pack (LIP) such as English onto a computer that has another 'Base' language such as German.

     

    The only way you can do this is to use an MUI (Multi User Interface) language pack. These are only available to consumers who are using the Vista Ultimate version.

     

    On the following website, the 'Windows Vista SKU/Language Pack' table shows the 36 Base languages.

     

    The 'Windows Vista - LIP (Language Interface Pack)' table shows the LIP's that are available for each base language.

     

    List of Localized MS Operating Systems:
    http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/oslocversion.mspx#winVistaSKU

     

    Hope this helps.


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Saturday, September 13, 2008 3:23 AM
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  • Hello,

     

    For your information, please refer to the following two KB articles.

     

    Windows® Vista™ Language Interface Pack - Reference information for LIP languages supported by Windows Vista English.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94b6c536-e49c-4602-8d3c-37e8bdbe12db&displaylang=en

     

    Guide to Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721887.aspx

     

    Hope it is helpful!

    Monday, September 15, 2008 8:40 AM