Change Japanese UI to English UI for Windows Vista (Japanese versi

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by bacflash, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. bacflash

    bacflash Guest

    Hi there,

    Need despearate help.
    I've just bought a new PC in Tokyo which comes with a Japanese version of
    Windows Vista Home Premium.
    I dont read Japanese so I'm trying to chagne it to English.
    Spend many hours surfing thru Microsoft Technet for resources and came
    across an article which suggests upgrading it to Vista Ultimate and change it
    via Language Packs.
    Bought and upgraded to Vista Ultimate but still unable to make the UI (User
    Interface) display English instead of Japanese.
    Tried to tweak around the Regional and Language settings (selecting English
    for almost everything except country) but still unsuccessful.
    At a complete loss now and very despearate.

    Can anyone advise?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
    bacflash, Jun 19, 2007
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  2. You'll need to purchase a "Full English Version" of Windows Vista
    and then proceed with a clean install.

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    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows - Shell/User

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    :

    Hi there,

    Need despearate help.
    I've just bought a new PC in Tokyo which comes with a Japanese version of
    Windows Vista Home Premium.
    I dont read Japanese so I'm trying to chagne it to English.
    Spend many hours surfing thru Microsoft Technet for resources and came
    across an article which suggests upgrading it to Vista Ultimate and change it
    via Language Packs.
    Bought and upgraded to Vista Ultimate but still unable to make the UI (User
    Interface) display English instead of Japanese.
    Tried to tweak around the Regional and Language settings (selecting English
    for almost everything except country) but still unsuccessful.
    At a complete loss now and very despearate.

    Can anyone advise?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jun 19, 2007
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  3. I thought if you had Vista Ultimate you could switch UI language with
    Regional & Language Options -> Keyboards & Langiages tab -> Display Language
    ....?
     
    Dave Wood [MS], Jun 19, 2007
    #3
  4. bacflash

    bacflash Guest

    Hi Carey,

    I saw some other threads that talked about using LIP or MUI to change the UI
    language in Windows Ultimate, hence I went ahead to buy the Home Premium >
    Ultimate upgrade pack.
    Can this not be done?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
    bacflash, Jun 19, 2007
    #4
  5. You would have to visit the Microsoft Update web site and download
    the optional MUI language pack for Vista Ultimate.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows - Shell/User

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­-----

    :

    Hi Carey,

    I saw some other threads that talked about using LIP or MUI to change the UI
    language in Windows Ultimate, hence I went ahead to buy the Home Premium >
    Ultimate upgrade pack.
    Can this not be done?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jun 19, 2007
    #5
  6. bacflash

    bacflash Guest

    ok thanks. will try that and revert.

     
    bacflash, Jun 19, 2007
    #6
  7. I thought if you had Vista Ultimate you could switch UI language with
    Regional & Language Options -> Keyboards & Langiages tab -> Display Language
    ....?
     
    Dave Wood [MS], Jun 19, 2007
    #7
  8. Richard G. Harper, Jun 19, 2007
    #8
  9. bacflash

    bacflash Guest

    Hi all,

    Sorry for the delayed response.
    I've finally had a chance to do Microsoft Update and downloaded the language
    packs via Vista Ultimate.
    Changed the setting in Regional Language to English and it works beautifully!
    Many thanks for all your help.

    p.s. It took a while to figure out the options while in Japanese mode but
    finally made it!
     
    bacflash, Jun 24, 2007
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