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My computer is not in English How do I change it back to English?

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  • Go into the Control Panel, click on Region and Language, and proceed from there.
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    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 7:18 PM
  • On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 18:14:06 +0000, Patricia Mosley wrote:

    How do I reset my computer to English?

    Are you running Windows 7 Ultimate? If not, you can not do this unless
    you upgrade to Ultimate.


    Ken Blake
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 7:25 PM
  • What, exactly, is the meaning of "reset my computer to English" or "change it back to English"? Trying to understand that, I'll assume that once upon a time your OS was in English - and what happened in the meantime?
    "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” (Thomas J. Watson, Sr.)
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:02 PM
  • Hi,

    The following document may help you:

    Install or change a display language

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

     

    Best Regards

    Dale


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    Friday, August 20, 2010 6:26 AM
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  • Navigating through the menu in a language that I don't understand is difficult.  Here are my suggestions for Microsoft.  A) Have a standard set if icons for that language menus so that even if I don't understand the text, I can match the icon up with another computer or help page.  B) If I open the control panel and type "English" or "Language" in the English language, infer that I may be trying to switch to English, and present that as an option.
    Sunday, June 10, 2012 4:26 PM
  • I would echo Vataro's sentiments regarding this thread.  Ken Blake's response that Windows Ultimate is required is useful, however does not solve the problem. The duplicate responses by Dale Qiao, who as moderator has marked his own response as the answer, does not represent a solution.

    What we see is this.  When running on Windows 7 Ultimate in English, opening the Control Panel and displaying by category we have the 'Clock, Language, and Region' category with two links below:
    a) Change keyboards or other input methods
    b) Change display language

    Clicking on 'Change display language' opens up the 'Region and Language' dialog to the 3rd tab, 'Keyboards and Languages'. In the bottom groupbox 'Display language' we find a drop down list 'Choose a display language:'.  Upon selecting a new language and hitting 'Apply' will require logging off to reset the language.

    Now the fun begins!  Using Spanish as our example here, when logging back in we find that the equivalent of the Control Panel |  'Clock, Language, and Region' we now only have 1 link, and the important 'Change display language' is unfortunately missing.

    Clicking through to open the equivalent of the 'Region and Languages' dialog we also see on the 3rd tab 'Keyboards and Languages' tab (in Esp...'Teclados e idiomas') that the layout is completely different.

    So the question now is...what is Patricia, Vataro, or myself to do?


    • Edited by David Carr Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:30 PM
    Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:29 PM