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  • I have Windows 7 Enterprice which was installed from english image (.wim file). I need to add support of russian language software, so I´m trying to set non-unicode language to russian, but there is no such language. I see only english and finnish, there is no such list as discribed here. Can someone explain why, or how more languages can be added? From Windows Updates I installed russian language, but there is no effect.
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:04 PM

Answers

  • There's a group policy that restricts the permitted system locales. Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and browse to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International\ If there is a RestrictSystemLocales value on the right with value 1, and a AllowableSystemLocaleTagList string value, delete them.

     


    Thanks! I´ll try that soon. Can you tell, what policy in domain have this effect?

    It's the Restrict system locales policy, under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Locale Services.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://blogs.msmvps.com/dmartin/ | http://www.wintecnico.com

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:07 PM
    Answerer

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  • If you're using Windows 7 Enterprise, please contact your system administrator for information about installing additional languages.
     

    Carey Frisch
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:44 PM
  • If you're using Windows 7 Enterprise, please contact your system administrator for information about installing additional languages.
     

    Carey Frisch


    I am administrator myself and Enterprise version is used.

    What should I do? Include more language packs to the image?


    Monday, September 26, 2011 8:51 AM
  • One thing is the language for non-Unicode programs (aka "system locale"), and another thing is the user interface (display) language. Which one do you want to change?

    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://blogs.msmvps.com/dmartin/ | http://www.wintecnico.com

    Monday, September 26, 2011 4:07 PM
    Answerer
  • One thing is the language for non-Unicode programs (aka "system locale"), and another thing is the user interface (display) language. Which one do you want to change?

    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://blogs.msmvps.com/dmartin/ | http://www.wintecnico.com


    I need russian language support for non-unicode programs. I don´t need interface language. I already have ru-ru lp.cab which provides russian display for Windows's menus etc.

    Question is, how add language support for non-unicode programs?

    Monday, September 26, 2011 5:39 PM
  • One thing is the language for non-Unicode programs (aka "system locale"), and another thing is the user interface (display) language. Which one do you want to change?

    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://blogs.msmvps.com/dmartin/ | http://www.wintecnico.com


    I need russian language support for non-unicode programs. I don´t need interface language. I already have ru-ru lp.cab which provides russian display for Windows's menus etc.

    Question is, how add language support for non-unicode programs?


    Follow the steps in this article: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-the-system-locale

    You should see "Russian (Russia)" in the drop-down list. If not, reply back and we'll do further troubleshooting.


    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://blogs.msmvps.com/dmartin/ | http://www.wintecnico.com

    Monday, September 26, 2011 9:19 PM
    Answerer
  • Follow the steps in this article: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-the-system-locale

    You should see "Russian (Russia)" in the drop-down list. If not, reply back and we'll do further troubleshooting.


    I don´t see Russian in the drop-down list, this is my original problem! :)

    I see only english and finnish.
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:25 AM
  • Follow the steps in this article: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-the-system-locale

    You should see "Russian (Russia)" in the drop-down list. If not, reply back and we'll do further troubleshooting.


    I don´t see Russian in the drop-down list, this is my original problem! :)

    I see only english and finnish.

    There's a group policy that restricts the permitted system locales. Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and browse to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International\ If there is a RestrictSystemLocales value on the right with value 1, and a AllowableSystemLocaleTagList string value, delete them.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://blogs.msmvps.com/dmartin/ | http://www.wintecnico.com

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:54 PM
    Answerer
  • There's a group policy that restricts the permitted system locales. Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and browse to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International\ If there is a RestrictSystemLocales value on the right with value 1, and a AllowableSystemLocaleTagList string value, delete them.

     


    Thanks! I´ll try that soon. Can you tell, what policy in domain have this effect?
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 4:05 PM
  • There's a group policy that restricts the permitted system locales. Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and browse to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International\ If there is a RestrictSystemLocales value on the right with value 1, and a AllowableSystemLocaleTagList string value, delete them.

     


    Thanks! I´ll try that soon. Can you tell, what policy in domain have this effect?

    It's the Restrict system locales policy, under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Locale Services.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://blogs.msmvps.com/dmartin/ | http://www.wintecnico.com

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:07 PM
    Answerer
  • Thanks, indeed I had that policy enabled in one of many objects! I set it back to not-configured, gpupdate force and reboot, and there it was, the whole list! Thanks!
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:56 PM