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Does Windows 7 Ultimate make it unnecessary to buy a "local" computer because I can easily change system language?

Does Windows 7 Ultimate make it unnecessary to buy a "local" computer because I can easily change system language?

Earlier I was planning on ordering a laptop from Sweden (Swedish is my native language) because I live in mainland China since two years. Would that be unnecessary now that Windows 7 Ultimate is available? So that I easily can get all menues and dialog boxes in Swedish.

With XP Pro this was only possible with the MUI-Pack and on an English-based OS.
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Run5kCommented:
I use the standard English interface myself, but everything I have seen & heard seems to indicate that changing the language options within Windows 7 Ultimate should suit your needs:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/87317-display-language-change.html
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IanThCommented:
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hermesalphaAuthor Commented:
Is it the same language support for Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Professional? So I could as well go for Windows 7 Professional?
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hermesalphaAuthor Commented:
I mean Windows 7 Enterprise, not Professional.
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Run5kCommented:
Yes, both Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions feature the multilingual user interface option.  All other versions don't, including Professional.
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hermesalphaAuthor Commented:
When I buy my new laptop (perhaps tomorrow) here in China, and if I only get the Professional version of Windows 7, can I use Upgrade Anytime and upgrade to Ultimate version? Although I would need to do this with Chinese UI. Would it cost much extra to do that?
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Run5kCommented:
Technically the Windows Anytime Upgrade function can convert Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate, and it normally costs $129.  However, you would need to ensure that you had a retail outlet available (either in-person or online) where you could purchase one.  Unfortunately, the Anytime Upgrade capability can only be purchased from directly within Windows 7 in a relatively small number of countries, and China isn't one of them:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/windows-anytime-upgrade

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