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Windows 7 64 Chinese Language Pack

    Question

  • I want to install the Chinese Language pack so I can see the Login screen in Chinese saying 欢迎 instead of Welcome in English

     

    And please don't tell me to go into Windows Update to look for it there because I don't have that option see?

    http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt340/Elfen-Lied/Untitled2-1.png

     

    Also please don't tell me to look in Keyboard and Language, here is a screen shot of why I can't.

    http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt340/Elfen-Lied/Untitled-2.png

     

    I have looked for months on different websites for a Chinese Language pack, actually it's almost been a year to be honest.

    All I want is a Alternative download..

    Monday, January 10, 2011 7:12 PM

Answers

  • See Microsoft KB @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813/ and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2105247

    Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise

    Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise. The Windows 7 language packs can be installed only from the Optional Updates section in Windows Update. However, these language packs are not available on the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server or through the Microsoft Download Center.

    To download and install a Windows 7 language pack, follow these steps:

    1. Start Microsoft Update. To do this, click Start
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      the Start button
      , type Microsoft Update in the Start Search box, and then click Microsoft Update in the Programs list.
    2. Click the optional update links for the language packs.
    3. Under the Windows 7 Language Packs category, select the desired language pack.

      Note If you install many additional language packs, the disk space and system performance are affected. In particular, disk space and system performance are affected during servicing operations, such as Service Pack installations. Therefore, we recommend that you only add a language pack to your computer if you will use the language pack.
    4. Click OK, and then click Install updates to start the download and installation process.

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Monday, January 10, 2011 8:54 PM
  • Corey,

    To clarify further, please refer to this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/languages

    There are 2 ways to get extra languages, Language Packs (LPs) and Language Interface Packs (LIPs). LIPs contain translations of fewer screens and dialogs but they are available for any edition of Windows 7. As you can see from the table, Malay is an LIP; that's why you are able to install it.

    On the other hand, both Chinese languages are Language Packs, which only install on Ultimate or Enterprise.

    Mark [MSFT]

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:32 PM

All replies

  • See Microsoft KB @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813/ and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2105247

    Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise

    Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise. The Windows 7 language packs can be installed only from the Optional Updates section in Windows Update. However, these language packs are not available on the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server or through the Microsoft Download Center.

    To download and install a Windows 7 language pack, follow these steps:

    1. Start Microsoft Update. To do this, click Start
      Collapse this imageExpand this image
      the Start button
      , type Microsoft Update in the Start Search box, and then click Microsoft Update in the Programs list.
    2. Click the optional update links for the language packs.
    3. Under the Windows 7 Language Packs category, select the desired language pack.

      Note If you install many additional language packs, the disk space and system performance are affected. In particular, disk space and system performance are affected during servicing operations, such as Service Pack installations. Therefore, we recommend that you only add a language pack to your computer if you will use the language pack.
    4. Click OK, and then click Install updates to start the download and installation process.

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Monday, January 10, 2011 8:54 PM
  • As I've said, I've tried for months. I've tried this already.

    http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt340/Elfen-Lied/ss.png

    Monday, January 10, 2011 9:03 PM
  • Did you read the 2 KBs?  Do you have Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise?

    According to the KBs you cannot download the language packs.  The only way to get them is through update.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Monday, January 10, 2011 9:32 PM
  • To be honest. I have no clue. This is my Laptop information. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt340/Elfen-Lied/Untitled-4.png
    Monday, January 10, 2011 10:33 PM
  • "Ultimate Edition users can download and install language packs from the Microsoft Windows Update site. MSDN subscribers can download language packs from MSDN download center. Registered OEMs can obtain the language packs as part of an OEM kit. Enterprises can obtain language packs through their Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements. Server language pack can be obtained from the Microsoft Download Center." (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/ee461121.aspx)

    Judging by your second screenshot ("Keyboards and Languages" without the part for installing and changing display languages), you don't have an Ultimate Edition. So, even if you could find an (unofficial) way to download what you want, how do you think to install it?


    "192 GB ought to be enough for anybody." (from the miniseries "Next Generation's Jokes")
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:42 AM
  • Hi Corey-XZ,

    You can find your Windows 7 edition by:

    1. Open the Start menu.
    2. Enter "System" and click on the "System" entry, this will open up Control Panel.
    3. You will find the edition at the top right underneath Windows edition. For example, I have Enterprise edition and it says "Windows 7 Enterprise" for me.

    If you do not have Enterprise or Ultimate edition, you won't be able to install language packs as Rick has mentioned.

    Mark [MSFT]

    Friday, January 14, 2011 10:56 PM
  • Hey, it's Corey-XZ for some reason I needed to make a new ID?

    Anyways, I read on another website that if you download any language you get the option in Keyboard and Languages to install and uninstall a language.

    I have the Home Edition.

     

    Now I have the option to do it because I downloaded the Malay LIP and installed it manually.

    I need a Alternative download link for Chinese so I can install it...

    I've searched everywhere but they all say Windows Updates!

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:00 AM
  • No, I just signed in the wrong email, eh.

     

    Well, so far I am stuck with the Malay pack trying to get the Chinese one. I need a alternative download...

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:10 AM
  • Hi Corey, there is no supported way to install a Chinese language pack on the Home (Home Premium) edition.

    Mark [MSFT]

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:23 AM
  • Okay...

    And people kept telling me it was impossible to get any other language because I can't install it, but hey, here I am stuck with a Malaysian Laptop now.

    My Welcome screen says Salatang or something. I know there is a Alternative Chinese Language pack out there somewhere :/.

     

    Thank you for your help, but I'm not giving up on this.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:48 PM
  • Corey,

    To clarify further, please refer to this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/languages

    There are 2 ways to get extra languages, Language Packs (LPs) and Language Interface Packs (LIPs). LIPs contain translations of fewer screens and dialogs but they are available for any edition of Windows 7. As you can see from the table, Malay is an LIP; that's why you are able to install it.

    On the other hand, both Chinese languages are Language Packs, which only install on Ultimate or Enterprise.

    Mark [MSFT]

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:32 PM

  • I searched the internet for Windows 7 Language Packs and ran across some information that might be useful:

    http://www.ghacks.net/2010/04/30/install-windows-7-language-packs-in-all-editions/

    http://www.froggie.sk/download.html

    http://www.froggie.sk/7lp32rtm.html


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    Saturday, January 15, 2011 9:12 PM
  • I think what needs to be addressed is this  in the past  with windows  if you had lets say windows Home or windows Pro you could install language packs . now windows 7  and above you have to pay extra  for  a enterprise version which in the past  if you had a enterprise  version of windows  was a copy of windows that was made exclusively for large businesses like HP,  Micron and other  large firms who bought   a few copies with  like 100 hundred  computers you could use teh same  pass key on. Also  for the software pirates  Gold cause they could make a killing  building computers for people and installing the pirated enterprise  windows on  a computer and teh clients would not have a issue with upgrades. 

    What the original poster was saying is they need to revert there windows back to what they started with.  as far as making language packs exclusive to  only 2 windows versions only and saying that  a Windows Home Premium user who happens  to buy a computer or laptop  in the usa   or another country  has no rights to getting  any language pack other than what was able to be gotten from teh country they got their computer from is wrong.  is there any consideration to consider that  maybe a father  who is away on business  who is in japan  buys a laptop for his kid  while overseas  as a i love you and miss you gift and put  some stuff  like pics and videos on the laptop  to personalize it for the kid   as teh kid is stuck with a computer  with langages they may not know?

    Microsoft should make all language packs ava  to whatever windos 7  one uses . after all we are supposed to become globally united yes. 

    How much is that special versions of  windows  to cost  is it  a extra  200 dollars  to have teh same windows  with  just a few added bells and whistles that maybe  ya  dont even  use  3/4's of . seriously!!!! yea haw i spent  200 bucks  to get  about 600 extra megs  of  usesless stuff so i can use  language packs . lets be real. 

     hey does Windows 10 have teh same thing ?  Get  Free Upgrade of windows 10 but if you want language packs  ops  forget the free Windows 10 download ya really need to buy teh windows 10 Ultimate Enterprise edition  for 400 dollars? 

    Feel free to email me  at nagatoyukihuntress@gmail.com . love to hear a Microsoft employee upsell me  on upgrades   that  i cant or  have no use for just to get a language pack  for  chinese chars and japanese  and otehr asian chars 

    Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:15 PM
  • http://www.mydigitallife.info/download-windows-7-mui-language-packs-32-bit-and-64-bit/
    • Proposed as answer by matthewkooshad Saturday, May 07, 2016 11:29 PM
    Saturday, May 07, 2016 11:29 PM