Can you change a Windows 7 computer from English to Spanish?

Posted on 2011-05-07
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A friend who own Windows 7 asked me if his computer can be changed from English to Spaqnish.  I do not have a copy of Windows 7, so I am posting this question here.

Can Windows 7 be changed from from English to Spanish?

 - if so, can all Windows 7 versions be changed to spanish?

 - if so, does this only affect the operating system?  (In other words, does the change also apply to applications?)

Thank you.

Question by:EEuser5551212
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 664 total points
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Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate language packs are available via windows update http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813

once installed go into control panel / regional and language
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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some apps have other language support and will detect the proper language, some don't, some you have to go into the programs preferences.. It is a hit or miss situation.
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jcimarron earned 336 total points
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EEuser5551212--As ve3ofa's posts have stated, Win 7 versions other than Enterprise and Ultimate will not permit this change.  Your friend will have to buy a new Win 7 CD in Spanish.  Or for slightly less money, upgrade versions may be available in Spanish.

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