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I live in Israel and I bought Windows 7 Professional in Hebrew. I'd like to switch the language to English.

In Control Panel -> Region and Language I don't have any options to switch the display language to English because only Hebrew is installed. In Windows Update, there are no language updates. I have waited three days, and still no language update.

Any Ideas?

Thank you.

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The software is called "Vistalizator" legal and free to install and works perfectly I used it myself to change brother's laptop to Spanish, like a charm, good luck.

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According to this, only Ultimate and Enterprise editions can download the language packs.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813

The link below has instructions on working around this limitation. It's fairly involved and requires some registry tampering. Not sure if you want to do that.

http://nw360.blogspot.com/2009/10/install-windows-7-language-pack-on.html

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  • Hmm thanks, can I download the English language pack for free? – Alon Gubkin Apr 10 '10 at 0:43
  • Generally no, MS requires that you have a license for Ultimate/Enterprise. You can upgrade your existing Windows 7 installation using Anytime Upgrade (cost is about the difference plus a small amount) if this is important to you. – Kevin Brock Apr 10 '10 at 19:33

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