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I have a Swedish Windows 7 Home Premium on my PC, and I really want to change system language to English. I know that Home Premium can't change system language (only W7 Ultimate does that), so I consider buying an English version and make a clean install. However I do have many settings, programs etc that I don't want to lose. I therefore have two questions:

  1. Can I take a backup of my Swedish W7 Home Premium, install the English W7 Home Premium and then restore everything back to normal, except the system language is now English?
  2. Can I take a backup of my Swedish W7 Home Premium, install W7 Ultimate and then restore everything back to normal (now with the option to change system language)?


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I'd take the plunge and buy the Ultimate edition anytime upgrade. There's no telling what may or may not work if you restore. – user3463 Sep 14 '12 at 19:44
Oh. That's really not a bad idea at all... Hm. :P – lindhe Sep 14 '12 at 20:12

Take a look at Vistalizator which can swap the language pack on home premium.

Windows includes a tool called 'Windows Easy Transfer' to help transfer stuff between installs.

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