If you want to use Windows 7 in a different language, you can download and install a language pack that will change the display language of your system. Language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise.
Here are the steps to download and install a Windows 7 language pack:
Start Microsoft Update. To do this, click Start , type Windows Update in the Search programs and files box, and then click Windows Update in the Programs list.
Click the optional update links for the language packs.
Under the Windows 7 Language Packs category, select the desired language pack.
Note If you install many additional language packs, the disk space and system performance are affected. In particular, disk space and system performance are affected during servicing operations, such as Service Pack installations. Therefore, we recommend that you only add a language pack to your computer if you will use the language pack.
Click OK, and then click Install updates to start the download and installation process.
After you install the language pack, you can change the display language by using the Region and Language item in Control Panel.How to Change the Display Language in Any Version of Windows 7
If you are using Windows 7 Starter, Basic, or Home, you cannot install language packs that translate most of the Windows interface. However, you can install Language Interface Packs (LIPs) that translate the most-used elements into your chosen language. These require a base language installed, such as English or Spanish. [^1^]
Here are the steps to download and install a LIP for Windows 7:
Visit the Microsoft Local Language Program website and select your desired language from the list. You will see the base language required for each LIP.
Click Download and run the installer. You may need to accept the license terms and enter the administrator password.
After the installation is complete, open the Control Panel and select \\\"Region and Language\\\". Select the Keyboards and Language tab.
Select the language you just installed from the \\\"Choose a display language\\\" drop-down menu. If you don't see it, click the Install/uninstall languages button and follow the instructions.
Click Apply and then Log off now to log out. Your changes will be applied when you log back into Windows.
Note that LIPs are not available for all languages, and they only translate some parts of the interface. You may still see some elements in the base language or English.How to Change the Input Language in Windows 7
If you want to type in a different language, you can change the keyboard input language in Windows 7. This will allow you to switch between different keyboard layouts for different languages. For example, you can type in Spanish using the Spanish keyboard layout, or type in French using the French keyboard layout.
Here are the steps to change the keyboard input language in Windows 7:
Open the Control Panel and select \\\"Region and Language\\\". Select the Keyboards and Language tab.
Click the Change keyboards button. This will open the \\\"Text Services and Input Languages\\\" window.
Click the Add button to add a new input language. You will see a list of available languages and keyboard layouts. Check the box for the language and layout you want to use, and click OK.
You can also remove an input language by selecting it and clicking the Remove button.
To change the order of the input languages, use the Move up and Move down buttons.
Click OK to save your changes and close the window.
After you have added one or more input languages, you can switch between them using one of these methods:
In the language bar, click on the name of the language that is currently selected. Then, in the menu that pops up, with the list of installed languages, click on the new language that you want to use. [^1^]
Press Alt + Shift on your keyboard to cycle through your installed languages. [^2^]
Press Win + Space on your keyboard to open a preview of your keyboard layout. You can then use your mouse or arrow keys to select a different language. [^3^]
You can customize the language bar and change the keyboard shortcuts for switching languages by clicking the Language Bar and Advanced Key Settings tabs in the \\\"Text Services and Input Languages\\\" window. 061ffe29dd