Does Windows 7 support other languages naturally?

I am currently using a Windows XP - chinese edition. I bought it overseas a few years ago.

I wonder how well Windonws 7 can support chinese? At the early years of Windows XP, an english version was not compatible with chinese websites and documents. And the language pack only did the very basic things - it just did not work. I had to look for a chinese version.

So, my questions will be:

Can Windows 7 do the same work as XP does?
Can it display chinese naturally?

Or Do i have to find a chinese version?

Furthermore, does the student upgrade offer do the same thing as the normal version?

Thanks all.


Question Info

Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 780 Applies to:
If you don't have a Chinese version you will need Windows 7 Ultimate to switch languages. When switching to a different language with a MUI the entire interface is changed.

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. 
Windows Anytime Upgrade is only available for online purchase in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. If you're in a different country check local stores and see if it's available. If you can't buy an Anytime Upgrade you will need to buy Windows 7 Ultimate, or buy Windows 7 in the language you need.
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. Log off for the changes to take effect (This will affect only the user profile under which you are currently logged on). 

Have Questions About Installing Windows 7?
FAQ - Common Windows 7 Installation Questions & Answers
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