I live in Japan and need to buy a Windows 7 desktop for basic .NET development this week. All the PCs here come pre-installed with Japanese Windows, which is no good for me since the control panel and all dropdowns and dialogs will be in Japanese (which I can only barely read). I only want English (I don't need both Japanese and English). Does anyone know if a region-specific Windows install CD also supports the English-only installation of Windows? Alternatively, does anyone know if a non-English Windows CD key will work with an English installer? I'm going to be in North America next week and I can buy English install CDs, but I'd obviously prefer to not pay the extra if I don't have to.
Added question: when installing English Windows 7 Home Premium, are you asked what language to use and is Japanese on that list?