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Language Pack not usable message in Windows 8.1

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  • Hello, I have Asus X202E Vivobook bought with Windows 8 Japanese OS version. I had the OS switched to English.  Yesterday I installed Windows 8.1, I can see that the english language pack is still there in the system but it shows unavailable.  I'm unable to switch the OS back to English or read anything as I do not know japanese.

    I tried to install another english language display of English (UK) but it's just not working. So for example, if I open my control panel, everything is in Japanese, whereas before the 8.1 update, I was able to view everything in English.

    Could anyone suggest what I should do to switch to english?

    Regards.

    Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:09 AM

Answers

  • Download the new 8.1 MUI:

    EN-GB

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_43e709fc9932e26431ff87e163daaaeae15677eb.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_55c5ff4da1d83ae6f4ebd1f8c020cb80ceda7da8.cab

    EN-US

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_45b0cfb6b0bfd5984faa3cd64b7b8f2b2a72465e.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_8fa033dd9ab61a528192eaa696088d582f112e68.cab

    Rename the file to LP.mlc and double click it to install it.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:33 AM
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  • Download the new 8.1 MUI:

    EN-GB

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_43e709fc9932e26431ff87e163daaaeae15677eb.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_55c5ff4da1d83ae6f4ebd1f8c020cb80ceda7da8.cab

    EN-US

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_45b0cfb6b0bfd5984faa3cd64b7b8f2b2a72465e.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_8fa033dd9ab61a528192eaa696088d582f112e68.cab

    Rename the file to LP.mlc and double click it to install it.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:33 AM
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  • Amazing! I have exactly the same system, and exactly the same problem. If I didn't know it myself, I could have sworn I had started this thread. Now trying the fix. Hope it works...
    Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:33 AM
  • Thanks a lot for that!
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:38 PM
  • hello in spanish link please thank you
    Friday, October 25, 2013 3:52 AM
  • here they are:

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_676ad62e977f0e940c4d84499175c0f773277496.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_8bfb4f60803481f9a25a7740ce306fbad45408a8.cab


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, October 25, 2013 4:55 AM
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  • Thank you very much!!! Its solved 
    Friday, October 25, 2013 3:14 PM
  • i have the opposite problem, i need to be able to switch from the english display language to the japanese display language. it was working fine with windows 8.0 but now i can't select japanese as a display language. can you tell me what i need to do?
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:26 AM
  • Hi,

    I have just made the switch from win 8 pro to 8.1 pro and have the same kind of issue. Originally a japanese OS but french LIP. Used to work fine until update, since the language pack still appears in the language options but no option to uninstall or any other option at all, it just sits there and does nothing...

    Tried to download new MUI and install manually from

    http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_e8e1f24cb17f98ae9d9a7b386be052efa7f712b9.cab
    fr-fr

    but got 404 error.

    Not speaking japanese you can imagine that when the computer talks to me it's difficult to make choices.

    Hope you can help, many thanks in advance,

    T

    Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:17 AM
  • Thanks for providing this information! I was going nuts trying to switch my computer to EN-US. Followed everything as given by Microsoft and did it exactly the same as when I switched from German to English in 8.0 but only got the keyboard layout.


    Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:03 AM
  • Yup,

    Looks like a hotfix is needed...

    Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:05 PM
  • i have the opposite problem, i need to be able to switch from the english display language to the japanese display language

    here are the links:

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_1816a277746d350dea3eaf2d88c2b2786e8aa185.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_da2ecd336d37c67ffaf9158a8ba4d10c15b00abe.cab


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:21 PM
    Answerer

  • Tried to download new MUI and install manually from

    http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_e8e1f24cb17f98ae9d9a7b386be052efa7f712b9.cab
    fr-fr

    but got 404 error.


    the link works fine for me.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:22 PM
    Answerer
  • This is what I get:

    Server Error

    <fieldset>

    404 - File or directory not found.

    The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    </fieldset>

    I tried the link for english and it works. Nevertheless should french be impossible to get for me I will try to install english. I actually already tried by renaming the downloaded cab file LP.mlc but I cannot change the file extension from cab to mlc.

    When I double click on it it just opens the directory to show all the files in it... As said before this all happens in japanese and in such a case intuition is not sufficient to solve the problem.

    Cheers,

    T.

    Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:14 PM
  • For me the link works fine:


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Sunday, October 27, 2013 6:54 PM
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  • Hi Can I get Italian language Pack?

    thank you very much.

    Monday, October 28, 2013 10:45 AM
  • Hi Can I get Italian language Pack?

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_d42d8df2cfd2cab55d6cc17c5582a79df3366243.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_43e31d0dce2ed26bc3d52713f154a1acf92c0365.cab


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Monday, October 28, 2013 7:02 PM
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  • Hello,

    I have exactly the same problem and I cannot understand why Microsoft does not give a solution. Language packs during standard control panel procedure is downloaded, then doing installation procedure but do not complete installation and show an error of "the update failed to install". I had seen similar error also in windows 8 which was solved only after doing a clean install(factory laptop default) and then, before installing any updates, I installed the language pack. Maybe  it has something to do with Net framework or Internet explorer privileges. Now with Win 8.1 PRO I cannot install the English(US) and also the Greek(ELL) language pack. Can you also give Greek language pack?

    Thanks


    • Edited by Delpsi Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:59 AM
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:58 AM
  • Installed english pack but unable to use it once installed, wtf!!!

    The main reason I bought Win 8 was the ability to switch languages, looks like I will be going back to Android soon!

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 2:18 PM
  • my pc recognize it as .zip what should i do
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:36 PM
  • Can you also give Greek language pack?



    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_7538e8c96ea74579df6743dcf0e6acfa4ccca8fa.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_0b2d690e1a9a4b4dce173b8ce73fd35bc34f91a4.cab


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:52 PM
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  • Installed english pack but unable to use it once installed, wtf!!!


    in the control panel you should be able to change the language.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:53 PM
    Answerer
  • rename it to lp.MLC and double click on the file.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:55 PM
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  • Could i get the Dutch language pack? It suddenly gone with the upgrade to 8.1.  And there's no way to get it back. Searched everywhere on internet/microsoft
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:24 PM
  • Could i get the Dutch language pack?

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_8d0e05eabb3c9693c891f2b9aa884d0362a439be.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_5593930aa453139484f6a5b2214669d7225ff81f.cab


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:07 AM
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  • Hi,

    I have the same problem JAP to EN(GB). Somehow it doesn't work on my computer. I've tried everything possible from youtube videos to windows help and now with yours. I've selected English language in every language related settings, in this last try I've followed the rules, rename the file, reset the computer and it still doesn't work. I am a bit desperate already! Especially since i don't understand any Japanese and don't know my way trough or to use any common sense!

    Is there any option that some other setting is influencing the installation or preventing it? Can I some how resume the settings on its default state and then try one more time the hole process? Or even do the hole Windows 8.1 installation all over again?

    Thank you for your answers, suggestions, anything...

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:58 PM
  • Is this a Core single language Windows 8 which only supports 1 language?

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:35 AM
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  • Nope control panel does not work,

    Language pack just sits there, no options to install, activate, uninstall, use as a primary language etc. whatsoever, it might as well just not exist at all.

    I know how to activate and use the packs as I have done so successfully wirh windows 8, but with 8.1 there seems to be a bug, the language pack does not kick in.

    T

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:44 AM
  • Nope control panel does not work,

    Language pack just sits there, no options to install, activate, uninstall, use as a primary language etc. whatsoever, it might as well just not exist at all.

    I know how to activate and use the packs as I have done so successfully wirh windows 8, but with 8.1 there seems to be a bug, the language pack does not kick in.

    T

    The same with me, I have english in primary position, but can not do anything with it. I can't even remove language pack and then re-install it again. 

    Alsowhen I go to advanced settings in language settings and try to set English as override for windows display language, I can pick it from the list but there is a note in the brackets (which doesn't appear with other languages) that says: unavaliable. 

    B.



    • Edited by Babalunchek Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:06 AM
    Thursday, October 31, 2013 8:03 AM
  • I am working on trying to reproduce the problem. So far I have been unsuccessful going from English OS with Spanish (Mexico) installed to 8.1. You do have to reinstall the language pack in control panel. But everything works as intended.

    I will test the reverse: Spanish OS with ENG language pack installed next.

    Helpful information would include

    OS version (i.e. pro or enterprise)

    How the upgrade was done

    What language the base OS is

    Any errors encountered during the upgrade or presented in the UI.

    Screen shots of any error messages.

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:34 PM
  • Hi,

    I've done it. Since I know little about computers and even less the expressions used. I will try to explain step by step.

    As I said in previous message, I couldn't do anything with EN (GB) language pack. At that point I had on the English language options - windows display language written something much longer than I saw on some guy's video on youtube (showing just Japanese to English display language settings). I also had in previous response mentioned situation: 

    In  advanced settings in language settings I set English as override for windows display language, even though there was unavailable (使用不可) written in the brackets. When I noticed, on another blog (with screen shots etc.), that the selection in the same settings bar was: use language list (recommended)

    I choose this  one on my computer (I know a bit Chinese, and since the characters are the same at least I could read the names of the countries, and chosen the one witch didn't mean a country and had sth written in the brackets). At  that time I again had in English language options - windows display language option to download and install it. 

    Which I did, and I got almost everything in English right away (without even restarting or signing out/in). Now when I go to English language options - windows display language there is written: available.

    Today (with English back) I set also the welcome screen and some other details, but there is one survival left and it's Language (言語) title in the Control Panels Date, Language and Region. And he can stay :D 

    Even though I didn't get answer directly on the page, I've got it indirectly through writing posts and articulating the problem. So thank you and I hope that above explanation can help somebody else too.

    Babalunchek

    P.s.: I added links and photos, but since my account isn't verified yet I had to remove them all.

    







    • Edited by Babalunchek Friday, November 01, 2013 12:01 PM
    Friday, November 01, 2013 11:53 AM
  • I tried this above method but didn't work for me. Language pack was downloaded then beginning installation but ending soon showing an error: the update failed to install. I contacted Microsoft support who suggested reinstalling Windows through windows option menu since my package is an XP update or either I should install firstly win xp and then win8. When finished win 8 installation I installed win 8.1 from Store before any Microsoft Update comes into my system and when this also finished I installed all language packages I needed also before any Microsoft update was installed in my system. All languages now work perfectly. There is no other way to solve this kind of problem and I am sure that the cause is Microsoft Updates for the initial system languages. If one of them is installed before downloading and installing language packs they will simply NOT install. My real real problem is with Microsoft Company that when someone calls for help they are suspicious as if they are talking to a criminal with stolen software. They asked me many personal things which I didn't mind, and what annoyed me was when they asked me if my previous windows xp package was legal during my try to find sticker on pc case under my desk. This is ridiculous. I have bought 12 windows licenses since 1995. They must change their rules. This is very annoying for someone that pays to buy.
    Friday, November 01, 2013 12:27 PM
  • I see that various people have commented in this thread with a variety of experiences. It's not entirely clear exactly what every user here might be doing or what the state of their machines might be, so I'll try to explain some things in general. The forum limits how many images can be in a post, so I'm going to have to divide this into a few posts.

    First, as people obviously know, language packs can be added on a machine after what the manufacturer provided and what might be been chosen (if there was a choice) in the out-of-box configuration when the machine was first used. Before Windows 8, ability to add language packs was limited to the Ultimate edition; starting in Windows 8, that's been made available on most systems.

    However, there is still a limitation that's encountered in a version-to-version upgrade: if any language packs had been added, they will not be kept during an upgrade. We recognize this results in a bad user experience and are considering how we might improve this experience in the future, but for the 8 to 8.1 upgrade it's unfortunately still the case.

    What that means is that any additional language packs need to be re-applied after the upgrade is completed.

    Now, Windows 8 introduced the notion of the user's language profile -- the set of languages that they use (for Windows, for apps, for viewing Web content, for editing...), and that set of languages should be preserved after an upgrade. Once the upgrade is complete, then if the user's language list includes languages for which a language pack is available, then the system should detect that and indicate in PC Settings (or the legacy desktop control panel) that the language pack is available. Here's an example of what that would look like in PC Settings:


    If people are finding that they have languages listed for which language packs are supported (over 100 languages) but PC Settings is not showing the language pack as being available, then please report that to us.

    [Continuing in a 2nd post]


    Friday, November 01, 2013 7:14 PM
  • If you do see the language pack as being available in PC Settings, then click/tap on that item in PC Settings and you'll see an Options button:

    After clicking / tapping on the Options button, you'll see a button for downloading the new language pack:

    [Continuing in a 3rd post]

    Friday, November 01, 2013 7:18 PM
  • After the download of the new language pack has completed, then that then that will be reflected in PC Settings:

    There are some other ways of getting a language pack installed that I'll skip over. If the language pack is installed but not what Windows is currently using, then you should see something like the above in PC Settings.

    The language settings UI was designed to be simplest for the most common user scenario, which is a user that has one primary language preference that they want used for Windows, for their apps, for Web content and most of their editing. If that's you and your preferred language is in the state shown above — a language pack is installed but isn't being used, and the language appears as 2nd, 3rd, etc. in your list of languages, then simply click/tap the Set as primary button. After that, you should see something like this:

    After you log off and then log back in, Windows will display in that language.

    The "primary" language (the first in the list) is what gets used by default for your Windows Store apps. If you just changed the ordering of languages in your list, it's possible that an app supports that language but that the app data needed for that hasn't yet been downloaded from the Store. It will automatically happen when the system checks for Store updates. You can speed that along by going in to the Store app and manually checking for updates.

    [Continuing in a 4th post]

    Friday, November 01, 2013 7:22 PM
  • Now, I described above one situation users might be in: the language pack for their prefer language is installed but the language is not the first in the list. But there might be some whose situation is slightly different: the language pack is installed, that language is the first in the list, but Windows still isn't displaying in that language (even after log-off/-on). If that's you, then there's one other thing you should check, and it's going to require going into the desktop control panel. I'll skip over the step-by-step for getting to the desktop Language control panel.

    This other situation I described might look something like this in the desktop Language control panel:

    Notice that the information for English (United States) says, "Windows display language: Enabled (override)". Windows allows for a user to have a language that they generally prefer, but to have Windows display in some other language. In this case, that other language was also in the user's list, but it's also possible to have the Windows display language be overridden to a language not in the user's list. Either way, the override is set in the same advanced settings page: From the main page for the Language control panel, click/tap on Advanced settings on the left:

    [Continuing in a 5th post -- the last in this sequence]

    Friday, November 01, 2013 7:24 PM
  • In the advanced settings page, the first option listed is the setting to override the Windows display language:

    If the language pack you want to use is installed but Windows is not displaying in that language, then you may need to check that this override setting did not get set to something else. You can change this setting to select the language of any installed language pack, or you can also set it to the default setting, "Use language list (recommended)":

    If you pick the default setting, then Windows will take the first language in your language list that matches one of the installed language packs. (Note that cross-regional matches can occur; for example, matching the English (United States) language pack with English (Canada) in the language list.)

    As I mentioned at the outset, reading through the posts in this thread, it wasn't entirely clear exactly what the details were in each situation. Hopefully the general explanations I've provided are enough to help people get back to the language behaviour they want. If your situation isn't covered by these explanations or if you still have questions, let us know.

    Also, if that last scenario involving the override setting was applicable to you, it would help us to know that.

    Peter

    Friday, November 01, 2013 7:27 PM
  • I actually succeeded in re-installing the french language pack (knowing that everything was in japanese...).

    Step 1 went to advanced settings in the language section, rather I clicked on the second option of the top left corner as I was not able to decipher the japanese phrase.

    Step 2 In the "use language list (recommended)" menu I chose japanese, which is the parent language for the OS, and all of the sudden O joy! the option to download and install french was back.

    Step 3 downloaded in installed, rebooted and works fine so far.

    I guess that the previous install of the french language pack created some sort of a conflict with regards to the original OS's language, i.e. japanese.

    Cheers,

    T

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:34 PM
  • Have not solved this issue (yet).  Reading the above and struggling with the answer.  But I probably know what caused it.

    I used Windows 7.  A 64 bit uk/eng version.  Came with my new pc.  I am living in Netherlands and most people do not really care about windows in english or dutch.  Early this year I bought a Windows 8 upgrade from microsoft.nl. During the win8 upgrade the system refused to do the dutch version.  I just upgraded to eng/uk version. No issue. Afterwards I switched to dutch language for display etc. Straightforward. It worked.

    Yesterday I upgraded my "dutch" win 8.  It did install the win 8.1 uk/eng version. I used the app store. Since then I tried to change it back to dutch. No success. 

    So, either it has something to do with original language of previous product (win 7, win8?) or it has something to do with license key. 

    I will try the following approaches.  Two options.

    1) go back to windows 8 and back to uk/eng.  upgrade to 8.1 in uk/eng.  try to change in dutch

    2) download a dutch language cab file. rename it lp.cab and try to install on current win 8.1 version.

    Update  

    Solved!!!!!!

    Used the second approach. Downloaded the dutch cabinet file.  About 300mb.  Tried to install by doubleclicking.  No change.  Had to find the "run" command.   After pressing "windows key" plus X, discovered a new start pop-up screen. Actually, a nice and useful screen. Used the run command to execute lpksetup program. And bingo!  All screens and tiles were in Dutch. 

    Praise Microsoft for this experience.


    • Edited by hspaan Friday, November 08, 2013 4:10 PM
    Friday, November 08, 2013 2:14 PM
  • hello / can you please provide the link for the french language pack. my lenovo yoga 13 has downloaded 8.1 in english and does not download the french one. 

    thank you

    Saturday, November 09, 2013 8:38 AM
  • hello / can you please provide the link for the french language pack.

    here is the 64Bit MUI:

    http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_57ba398b9875a01656ae6bd9fee53b4717f7612e.cab


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, November 09, 2013 7:56 PM
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  • Hi, can you please provide the link for croatian language pack? After upgrade to 8.1 it disappeared and there is no way to download it regular way. OS is german version.

    Thanks very much in advance!


    • Edited by Tosa23 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:05 AM
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:04 AM
  • Hi, can you please provide the link for croatian language pack?


    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_86244fc9eedea6d481fe3810f665f4cf872766cb.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_48415f4c0392c21705c70c3ea2258eb2c10e99be.cab


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:43 AM
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  • Do you have language packs for Danish?

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:28 PM
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:43 AM
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  • Hello, any chance with Czech language packs? I have the same after-upgrade problem...
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:05 PM
  • I need to to switch language from the English to the Russian display language. Can you help with this?

    • Edited by _AlexL_ Friday, November 15, 2013 11:26 AM
    Friday, November 15, 2013 11:25 AM
  • Friday, November 15, 2013 5:51 PM
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  • Hello, I have HP Pavilion bought with Windows 8 Japanese OS version. I had the OS switched to English.  Yesterday I installed Windows 8.1, I can see that the english language pack is still there in the system but it shows unavailable.  I'm unable to switch the OS back to English or read anything as I do not know japanese.

    I tried to install another english language display of English (IN) but it's just not working. So for example, if I open my control panel, everything is in Japanese, whereas before the 8.1 update, I was able to view everything in English.

    Also note that above 8.1 MUI file already download but It semis like folder. I can not install it.. 

    Could anyone suggest what I should do to switch to english?

    Regards.

    Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:18 AM
  • Hi,

    See my post of november 6th it should help.

    T

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:13 PM
  • I have a French system and want to have the US English system. I downloaded the 64-bit US-English version and double-clicked it. I got zillions of files, none of which are executable. There is a lpksetup.exe.mui file, but it has the .mui extension.

    Any help? Do I need to move it somewhere?

    I had tried earlier to install it via the control panel and I got download done and it tried to install and then I got the message that the install did not happen.

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:10 PM
  • rename it to LP.MLC and double click on this file.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, November 22, 2013 5:40 AM
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  • I did everything that was suggested in this thread. I renamed it to LP.mlc and double clicked it and it just opened it up.  I tried just about everything and I am ready to get a US-EN Windows 8 version and just install it without any French, but it is an ultrabook and does not have a CD drive.
    Friday, November 22, 2013 3:18 PM
  • Run "C:\Windows\System32\lpksetup.exe" and select the CAB file.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, November 22, 2013 6:40 PM
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  • Hi Andre,

    I'm looking for the Dutch nl-NL language cab file. Could you please help me?

    Much appreciated.

    Thanks!


    If this post is helpful please click "Mark for answer", thanks! Kind regards

    Monday, November 25, 2013 9:45 AM
  • Hi Andre,

    I'm looking for the Dutch nl-NL language cab file. Could you please help me?


    I already posted this. Read the topic again.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Monday, November 25, 2013 6:05 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi Andre,

    I apologize I searched the page with "nl-NL" and didn't find anything and I did not search for Dutch. I have the cab file now.

    Many thanks for answering though

    Kind regards!


    If this post is helpful please click "Mark for answer", thanks! Kind regards

    Monday, November 25, 2013 6:21 PM
  • Can I please have a link to the Spanish Language Pack for Windows 8.1 x64 and x32 

    Thank you!

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:15 PM
  • Can I please have a link to the Spanish Language Pack for Windows 8.1 x64 and x32 

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_676ad62e977f0e940c4d84499175c0f773277496.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_8bfb4f60803481f9a25a7740ce306fbad45408a8.cab





    After joining the forum 4 years ago, I'll leave it soon. The abusive behavior of moderator and CGS users to repost already posted answers or only posting generic and useless replies like "Do a clean boot" to nearly all question and marking their own replies as answer reduces the quality of the forum dramatically. I'm tired of such trolls and no longer wasting my spare free time. If you're an user who whats high quality answers and help by analyzing your crash dumps, xperf/xbootmgr trace or CBS logs ask on msfn.org, I'll take a look at them. After December 1st 2013 I'll only post to topics where I already replies to. So hurry up and ask your question.

    Thursday, November 28, 2013 5:45 AM
    Answerer
  • I have downloaded the file but they won't execute, It only opens the file to view all of the files within. Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks,

    Oliver

    Saturday, November 30, 2013 5:52 PM
  • I have downloaded the file but they won't execute, It only opens the file to view all of the files within. Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks,

    Oliver


    rename it to LP.mlc and double click the MLC file.
    Monday, December 02, 2013 6:24 PM
    Answerer
  • hello!

    thanks for the links but the problem is that it wont install,

    I changed the name to LP.mlc but nothing happens it just opened some files

    THANKS

    Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:43 PM
  • How about Korean?

    I would appreciate it greatly if you could provide me with that!

    Tuesday, December 03, 2013 8:04 PM
  • Can I please have a link to the Latvian Language Pack for Windows 8.1 x64 and x32?
    Wednesday, December 04, 2013 3:12 PM
  • Thank you very much.
    Sunday, December 08, 2013 4:47 AM
  • Please could you give me the link for the Greek to English pack for 8.1

    Thanks

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:14 PM
  • Greek please
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:24 PM
  • I am looking for Chinese Traditional langpack, x32 & x64 for Windows 8.1 please.
    Friday, December 13, 2013 2:13 AM
  • I have the exact same problem. Did you ever figure out a solution? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 

    Thanks,

    Oliver

    Sunday, December 15, 2013 5:33 AM
  • I bought a surface Tablet that came with German language but I need English US language.

    I need link for the English language pack for Windows RT 8.1.

    Thanks

    Thursday, December 26, 2013 11:20 AM
  • Hello, do you have the same file from EN to Russian but for Windows RT?

    Thanks

    Thursday, December 26, 2013 9:56 PM
  • Can you give Finnish language pack links? Thanks!
    Saturday, December 28, 2013 1:02 PM
  • I downloaded the file and renamed it, but when i open it i cant press next button . its turned off

    please tell me what should i do.

    Thanks

     
    Saturday, December 28, 2013 8:38 PM
  • Hi can I have the Chinese (Simplified) pack for 64 bit?

    I have upgraded to Windows 8.1, but I can't download the language pack for Chinese Simplified or Traditional.

    It says 'Unavailable in this edition of Windows'.

    I want to be able to do handwriting input for Chinese.

    Thanks.

    Thursday, January 02, 2014 11:39 AM
  • Hi, can I get the Portuguese (Brazil) pack? Thank you.
    Thursday, January 09, 2014 1:10 PM
  • Okay, so I followed the link to download the x64 bit US language pack. I also renamed it to LP.mlc, but nothing happens. it just opens up the file, which none of the internal components can be run on my computer. What do I do to remedy this issue?

    Thanks in advance!
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:30 AM
  • can i get lithuanian language?
    Sunday, February 09, 2014 2:55 PM
  • I have exactly the same problem, my Windows 8.1 is in Spanish despite the fact I only have English (US) and English (UK) installed. I cannot get English UK to work. I have tried the fix above and have downloaded both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I have changed the name as instructed. However, while both show as Archived CAB files, neither will open. I have now spent many hours on this. I would be very grateful for a genuine fix that works for this problem. I do not want my laptop in Spanish. I want it in English (UK) please.
    Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:20 PM
  • I notice there are many who have this problem, I am one of them. I also note that Microsoft are not answering. Is this because they don't know what to do? I have spent hours trying to solve this and unless Microsoft come up with an answer will revert to XP which is the last OS which worked.

    Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:26 PM
  • This does NOT work! Fix please...

    Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:35 PM
  • there is language pack for Portugal, Portuguese PT

    thanks...

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 PM
  • Hi I have the same problem. Windows 8 x64 single language. I need to change it to German.. can you please send the link? thanks.. 

    • Edited by Fortich Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:17 AM
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:07 AM
  • Hi, Problem is you have the hide known extensions in the explorer. So you think you are renaming it to lp.mlc but it is actually "lp.mlc.cab"

    Just change the view settings and untick the hide known extensions.

    Hope that helps others.

    Thomas

    Friday, May 09, 2014 1:06 PM
  • Could You write link for polish language? For 64bit version. I have Win 8.1 Enterprise and i can't download it by control panel.
    Friday, May 16, 2014 1:24 PM
  • Are these links still good for the English pack?

    EN-US

    32Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_45b0cfb6b0bfd5984faa3cd64b7b8f2b2a72465e.cab

    64Bit: http://fg.v4.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2013/09/lp_8fa033dd9ab61a528192eaa696088d582f112e68.cab

    I downloaded the 64-bit version and installed it and my laptop started with a black screen, I had to reformat.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:43 PM
  • do you have a English 64bit language package for windows 8 only, not windows 8.1?

    thanks

    leon.


    Leon Mong

    Monday, June 16, 2014 8:34 AM
  • You still have this problem Emad.h?
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:53 AM
  • You still have this problem Artydabomb?

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:53 AM
  • do you have a English 64bit language package for windows 8 Pro only, not windows 8.1? i have same problem on Windows 8 Pro.

    thanks


    Leon Mong

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:40 AM
  • I have the same problem. Any solution?
    Tuesday, July 08, 2014 8:55 PM
  • I am getting this error when I attempt to install the Microsoft Embedded Language Pack Package -en-gb-amd64

    ERROR : WES8 toolkit required but not found. ??

    Please advise

    • Proposed as answer by Anil41 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:05 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Anil41 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:05 PM
    Sunday, July 20, 2014 1:26 PM
  •  how can I install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language version?

    I downloaded the Turkish pack and renamed.when i click it a folder open there is a lots of files in it.I tried lpksetup.exe.ı choosed the language pack it says turkish already installed.  So there is turkish language in my pc but my display language is english.

    What should ı do friends? I wait for your help.Sorry for my english.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:54 PM
  • can I have the link of Chinese (Simplified) pack  for windows 8.1 64 bit?

    Leon Mong

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:44 AM
  • Hi

    downloaded the file and renamed but its not intsalling its opened by winrar what should i do?

    Monday, December 01, 2014 9:38 PM
  • I need to to switch language from the English to the Ukrainian display language. 
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 3:11 PM
  • I downloaded the file, renamed it and double clicked. It just opened the folder but didn't install anything. What to do? 
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:26 PM
  • I have the Sony vaio laptop with windows 8 single language, The language is in Spanish and I need to change the language to English. How to change the language .
    Monday, January 19, 2015 5:05 PM
  • Is there have Hong Kong Language Pack?
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:19 PM
  • Thank you for the links.

    My laptop is a 64bit windows 8.1 and has an Arabic language pack.

    I have downloaded the English US 64bit pack. Then I renamed it to "LP.mlc". I made sure that I removed the old extension ".cab".

    After opening the file, I can see a yellow warning triangle next to language pack under language column.

    I highlight the language, however, the "Next" button is still disabled.

    What should I do?

    Friday, July 03, 2015 6:05 PM
  • 2 years on, but just had this exact problem going from 8 to 10 on a compute stick. Had got it all except the advanced option which after doing works a treat. Great screenshots made it easier as full on kanji. Was beginning to fear I had single language
    Monday, August 24, 2015 1:26 AM
  • I have the same issue.

    In the Lpksetup windows, I see the line othe Language I want to install but with a Yellow warning triangle /!\.

    And the "Next" button is NOT available :(( 

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:39 AM
  • I downloaded the French 64bit pack.

    I renamed it to "LP.mlc". (I made sure that I removed the old extension ".cab").

    I ran the "LP.mlc".

    In the Lpksetup Windows, I see the line of the French Language that I want to install but with a Yellow warning triangle /!\.

    And the "Next" button is NOT available :(( 

    What to do?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:45 AM
  • Thank you Andre! I have downloaded the file but I can not run it, even changing the name it is recognized as a compressed file and I only have access to all folders and files. How can I do?

    Thanks in advance or your reply!

    Catalina.

    Sunday, November 29, 2015 11:02 PM
  • Hello 

    I changed the name of the file but it doesnt works, finally it shows as LP.mlc.cab

    Do I have to move it??? What can I do???

    TXS

    Saturday, January 30, 2016 5:22 AM