Script to remove multiple languages in Windows 7

Posted on 2011-04-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have a large number of machines that have Windows 7 Enterprise installed.  When attempting to push Service Pack 1, they all fail with a 0x8007000E error.  Microsoft indicated that this error can happen if a large number of language packs are installed on this machine.  (There are about 40 on this build).  

After removing some of the languages the service pack installs.  I am looking for an automated way to remove some of the language packs without going through the control panel.  (i.e. VBS scripts, command line, etc..)

Question by:shankomatic

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sjl1986 earned 2000 total points
ID: 35440414
Go to your command prompt and type "lpksetup /?" without the quotes. This will open a menu of switches which can be used with the command.

If you use lpksetup /u LANGUAGE then it should uninstall whatever language you put in there. Read the information for the Uninstall (/u) switch in the pop up window. It will tell you how to format the languages and it says they need to be space-delimited to uninstall multiple ones at a time. Then you could create a batch file and run it as administrator on each computer and it should do everything for you.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35440727
Thanks.  I Googled for a long time and couldn't find this.  Should be easy to script with this info.

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