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How to change german windows 7 to english

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July 7, 2011 3:55:48 PM

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
a b D Laptop
July 7, 2011 5:04:32 PM

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...
July 7, 2011 8:12:14 PM

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?
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a b D Laptop
July 7, 2011 8:25:54 PM

You have to update Windows.
Go to Windows Update and download the MUI.

You could use it in a sense as an upgrade. It will replace the OS. And leave the files. But I'm not sure what will happen to your Settings and programs.
July 7, 2011 9:04:54 PM

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:o pen command prompt
and type:
DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:""


for example c:\download\lp.cab

Any suggestion
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