change language windows 7 operating system from spanish to english

I purchased a cpu with preloaded spanish windows 7 operating system and I would like to change it to english. Is there a way to do it?

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.

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).

Detailed information on both LIP and MUI, what is available and how they work:

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Last updated November 17, 2020 Views 53,681 Applies to: