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Install a language pack for Win7 (not Ultimate versions)

Only in Windows 7 Ultimate Edition you can install extra language packs. If you own a lower version of Windows 7 this wasn't possible, but with the program 'Vistalizator' it now is. This tool allows you to change display language in Windows editions other than (officially supported) Ultimate, like Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium and Business/Professional.

Program features:

  •  Works in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • Change Windows display language in less than 5 minutes! (Express installation mode)
  • Uses official Microsoft Windows language packs
  • You can install all 36 MUI languages and switch between them easily
  • You can install 55 Windows Vista LIP languages on top of specific MUI languages
  • You can install 59 Windows 7 LIP languages on top of specific MUI languages
  • Compatible with Vista Service Pack 1/2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • User Account Control (UAC) compliant - prompts for administrative privileges
  • Windows Speech Recognition works with all supported languages:
  • Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish
  • Languages can be installed either in Internal or in Express mode, see details

 How to use:

  1. Download Vistalizator here: Download Vistalizator
  2. Run Vistalizator, allow UAC prompt if requested (it is enabled by default).
  3. Press Add languages and open language pack(s): MUI (*.exe, *.cab) or LIP (*.mlc).
  4. Wait for the language pack to be loaded, its integrity will be verified as well.
  5. You may optionally change the installation mode in the table. Then press Install language(s).
  6. Wait for the installation process to complete: Express or Internal mode.
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  7. Confirm to change the current display language to the new language (can be done later).
  8.  Express languages usually need to be updated after the very installation (steps 8-11).
  9. Press Update languages: the list of necessary updates is shown, see details in Help.
  10. If applicable: Download and open the required Windows update standalone installer within Vistalizator.
  11. All necessary Express languages will be updated within a few seconds.
  12. Exit program to restart the system for the changes to take effect (new display language).

That's it! This way I was able to install the Dutch language pack on my English Windows 7.

Vistalizator's website can be found here.
Language packs from the official Microsoft website can be found here.