How to change display language from English to Chinese

original title: Urgent Question Please !!!

I am using Windows 7 Professional. The default display language is English. How could I change it to chinese. This is because many chinese softwares can NOT be read and installed under the English version. It is very ignoring!!!


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Last updated November 4, 2019 Views 1,140 Applies to:
To change the language to Chinese you need Windows 7 Ultimate.

Install complete language - MUI
To install a different language - Multilingual User Interface (MUI) - you need to have Windows 7 Ultimate. If you don't have Ultimate you can do an Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate. There are 35 languages to chose from, they are listed under "Language Packs" at this website:

Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate
Type Anytime Upgrade in the Search programs and files box in the Start menu and click on the Windows Anytime Upgrade icon.  From there, you can buy an Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Then your can enter your Anytime Upgrade product key and perform a simple upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate so you can install a different language. All programs and files will stay on the computer. If you're unable to buy online in your area a local store may sell Anytime Upgrades, or you can buy the version of Windows 7 you want.

Install New Multilingual User Interface (MUI) in Windows 7 Ultimate:

1. Start -> All Programs --> Windows Update --> Optional Updates.
2. Open optional Updates and go to the section Windows 7 Language Packs.
3. Tick the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) you want and click OK
4. Proceed with Install Updates

How to change the Windows 7 Display Language:

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Clock, Language, and Region / Change the display language
2. Switch the display language in the Choose a display language drop down menu.
3. Click OK
4. Restart for the changes to take effect (this will affect only the user profile under which you are currently logged on).

MCC 2011


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