Can i install dual windows 7 OS on my laptop?

hi tom and to the community,

i have a hp-mini netbook that has Windows 7 starter 32-bit in German version, Since i am not good enough to read all their language. Can I install my Windows 7 Professional 32-bit English, together with the Windows 7 32-bit starter German?

I don't want to erase the installed Windows 7 starter 32-bit by the manufacturer.
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  1. Quote:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-display-language

    Why not just change the language of the manufacturer's installed OS?

    No need to duel boot anything.

    N/M

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/how-to-change-system-language-of-windows-7-home/d58fb37b-cb02-41c8-986f-22582fd35a12

    Evidently you have to have Windows 7 Ultimate to do that.

    This seems t have worked for many too, from my research. Never tried it my self though.

    http://www.froggie.sk/

    And a Youtube how to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QL6jTveG1Q



    thanks for the quick respond shadow.. do you think that it is much easier to install than getting into the system which is hard to read its language? i am still looking for best answer that will fit to my wants.

    i still need help ..
  2. Hi :)

    You cannot do what you want...(both operating systems) so change language is your only option...

    All the best Brett :)
  3. Quote:
    If you follow the video tutorial, it should give you a visual reference to go by. That way you don't need to understand the language.

    When you are done, at least 90% of what is on the HDD should be in English. 100% of the OS should be in English.

    Some companies put their own bloat-ware on a computer. Some of it may not get translated. You can uninstall most of it though.


    This is an option too. Though you may need help from a friend who reads German, and it will cost money.:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/windows-7-upgrade-to-ultimate.aspx

    Lastly, try calling HP and see if they may be able to help in some way. ie. English replacement disk or such.

    I don't know if your CD-Key would work with another person's English copy of Windows 7 starter, but that may be worth a try too.


    thanks everyone for these words, it gave me an idea which i already managed to solved my problem. what i did is back up my german version, did a clean install with my english version. then i put back every thing from the backup files.

    Thank You all, until next brain freeze again :)
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