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  • I must admit that am no techie guy..., just an ordinary speaker and user of English, a working man who found himself enough money to buy a new laptop in Japan.  Since I intend to stay here for a long time, I need your help.

    Every time I try to download English menu Windows add-ons like Media Player, the process  often proves successful except that once the downloading is concluded, still the Japanese menus takes over after executing the .exe file.

    A real big burden for me.  One reason I bought Windows 7 is the promise that I could change the menus into any language of my choice.  And I cannot find any language pack for free  ( it is suppose to be part of the new OS, no?).

    Awaiting your help. Thank you.

     

     

    Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:18 AM

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  • "bornfree926" wrote in message news:55db4fbd-f0c4-4a02-9ba8-adba4bb24f0c...

    I must admit that am no techie guy..., just an ordinary speaker and user of English, a working man who found himself enough money to buy a new laptop in Japan.  Since I intend to stay here for a long time, I need your help.

    Every time I try to download English menu Windows add-ons like Media Player, the process  often proves successful except that once the downloading is concluded, still the Japanese menus takes over after executing the .exe file.

    A real big burden for me.  One reason I bought Windows 7 is the promise that I could change the menus into any language of my choice.  And I cannot find any language pack for free  ( it is suppose to be part of the new OS, no?).

    Awaiting your help. Thank you.

     

     

     
    You need to upgrade to Ultimate edition to be able to change the basic language for the OS.
    You can do that either by purchasing a retail disk package and/or by using the Anytime Upgrade procedures.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:06 AM
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 1:19 PM
    Moderator
  • Please state exactly what edtion of Windows 7 is installed on your computer.  Is it Windows 7 Starter, Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate?  Please review: How to change system language of Windows 7
    Carey Frisch
    Monday, December 12, 2011 3:42 AM
    Moderator

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  • "bornfree926" wrote in message news:55db4fbd-f0c4-4a02-9ba8-adba4bb24f0c...

    I must admit that am no techie guy..., just an ordinary speaker and user of English, a working man who found himself enough money to buy a new laptop in Japan.  Since I intend to stay here for a long time, I need your help.

    Every time I try to download English menu Windows add-ons like Media Player, the process  often proves successful except that once the downloading is concluded, still the Japanese menus takes over after executing the .exe file.

    A real big burden for me.  One reason I bought Windows 7 is the promise that I could change the menus into any language of my choice.  And I cannot find any language pack for free  ( it is suppose to be part of the new OS, no?).

    Awaiting your help. Thank you.

     

     

     
    You need to upgrade to Ultimate edition to be able to change the basic language for the OS.
    You can do that either by purchasing a retail disk package and/or by using the Anytime Upgrade procedures.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:06 AM
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 1:19 PM
    Moderator
  • You'll need to purchase a "Full English Retail" edition of Windows 7 and perform a "clean install".  Availability is at the Microsoft Store.
    Carey Frisch
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 10:13 PM
    Moderator
  • No he doesn't, Carey.  Just upgrade to Ultimate in Japanese and then download the English MUI.
    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:00 PM
    Answerer
  • Please state exactly what edtion of Windows 7 is installed on your computer.  Is it Windows 7 Starter, Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate?  Please review: How to change system language of Windows 7
    Carey Frisch
    Monday, December 12, 2011 3:42 AM
    Moderator