So, I installed Windows 7 Home Premium to my BenQ Joybook Lite U101B netbook, in the hopes that I could then install the German language pack and everything would work well.. Seems plausible, right? Well, little did I know, Microsoft decided to only include such support in the Ultimate and Enterprise versions of 7 & Vista.
So, I did some googling and was able to find a small application that will allow you to easily install language packs to Home Premium, Starter, Basic and Business editions of 7 and Vista.
Vistalizator, downloadable from here or here (local mirror), allows you to download any Windows language pack, directly from Microsoft’s servers, and apply them to your computer, independent as to which Windows 7 or Vista operating system edition you are using.
Vistalizator’s Main Application Window.
Selecting a Windows Language Pack file(s), using Vistalizator’s “Add languages” button.
After a restart, the computer automatically started in my desired Language (German).
So, needless to say, this application worked perfectly – however, there is only one problem.. You must use Vistalizator to change all settings regarding Display languages, as Windows’ control panel does not have anywhere to change display languages.
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