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12 March 2010

Language pack and Windows 7 Professional

If you are using a version of Windows 7 that haven't gotten integrated user control of how to install language packs you need to do some manual work to get it working.

First of all you need the file for you language of choice, can be found in the language pack ISO file on MSDN and possible also in other places on the net.

Once you have the language file follow these few steps and you can have you Windows version in the language of your choice.

* Start a command windows with administror rights
* Type: DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:
* Type bcdedit /set {current} locale
* Type bcdboot %WinDir% /l
* Start a register editor with administator rights
* Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/MUI/UILanguages
* Delete en-us
* Restart computer and you have your own selected language

Example to add swedish to Windows 7
DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath C:\
bcdedit /set {current} locale sv-se
bcdboot %WinDir% /l sv-se