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I want to change display language of menus and etc for Guest account. Default computer language should be English.

I've installed 2 language packs and I can change language in Control Panel. Problem is that Guest account has limited rights and can't change his own display language.

How do I do that from admin account?

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The quickest way I can think of is to give the guest account admin rights, log in, change language, log out, put guest restrictions back.

There must be a better way, but, I can't think of one off the top of my head without being on a domain and using group policy.

edit... Just tried... If you are using a version of Windows with Group Policy Editor (Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise) follow this:

Click the Start Orb and type MMC. When MMC is up, click File > Add / Remove Snap-in, Choose Group Policy Object Editor. Click Browse then click the Users Tab and choose Guest.

From here, Expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Regional and Language and you can unrestrict these options for the guest account. Also take a look at User Configuration > Administrative Templates >System > Locale Services.

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I removed Guest account from Guests group and added it to Administrators group. It worked. –  marltu Aug 12 '11 at 16:34
    
@marltu - You may want to ensure you move the Guest OUT of the Administrator group once you have it setup. Or else you might as well give them YOUR password. :) –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 12 '11 at 17:17
    
Already reverted rights. But thanks anyway. –  marltu Aug 12 '11 at 18:04

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