My Laptop Sony Vaio came with a pre-installed German version of Windows 7 Home edition. Can I upgrade the system with Windows 7 Ultimate to achive an English spoken OS?
Thanks for your help twinsbc[at]hotmail.com
Yes, you can.
Go to Windows Anytime Upgrade (Click start and type it in).
Click on Go Online.
Once the page is loaded, select Windows 7 Ultimate.
Next you need to fill out the billing, the paying, and a few other steps before your able to get the upgrade.
Install the upgrade, then one you boot into Windows 7 Ultimate, follow the steps on this website: http://windows7center.com/tutorials/how-to-download-and...
Thank you for your fast reply. Unfortunately there is no bottom "install/uninstall languages" under TAB Keyboards and Languages. It seems that Sony has crippled Windows 7.
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate installation CD. Could I use this for an upgrade while just installing it over the present OS?
Windows is already updated. The language pack comes down as 'lp.cab' file and since the "install/uninstall language" switch is missing, cannot be used. So the only way is to use my Windows 7 Ultimate CD.
I found another way via command prompt, but I am not sure it will work:
1:extract the cab-file
2 pen command prompt
DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:""