I am using my windows with Turkish language as first choice. Non-Unicode programs also use Turkish language.

My particular program, Visual Studio 2005 (Business Intelligence Studio 2005) is behaving strangely with this language setting. It has no problems with English Language settings.

I would like to start only this program with English Language Settings.

I can use new bat/cmd file. Modify shortcut etc. Every solution is welcome. Only I do not want to change entire windows settings.

I am using Windows 7.

  • Create a new local user.
  • Log in with that user and change the Windows language of that account to English.
  • Log out
  • Log in with your usual user.
  • Run the application you want to see in a different language with the "Run As" method. (Shift+right click on the shortcut and select Run as different User)

You can create a batch with the RunAS command if you want ;-)

%comspec% runas /profile /user:yourotheruser "the_application_you_want_ to_run_in_english"

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  • WOW you are awesome, @NetVivious – Rules Jan 16 at 21:01

Locale Emulator works well on Windows 10 1809. I can run non-Unicode Simplified Chinese games on Windows with system locale set to Traditional Chinese with Locale Emulator!

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  • LOL, The site identifies you as a new contributor, but it looks like you've been a member for 7 yrs. Maybe first time posting? Anyway, the question is specifically about Win 7. It's useful to provide updated information, but do you happen to know if this also works for Win 7? It would also be good to include relevant information like the fact that this isn't ready to use out-of-the-box, and also requires other software. BTW, good guidance on recommending software here: meta.superuser.com/questions/5329/…. – fixer1234 Dec 16 '18 at 8:28
  • Thanks for your notification. However, I think my answer for Win 10 still has meanings for this question, because this question title doesn't limit the Windows version. People, like me, could search to this question for an answer for Win 10 by search engine. Isn't it? – Meng-Yuan Huang Dec 16 '18 at 9:55
  • Yeah, no issue with the fact that it's known to work in Win 10, that can be valuable for current readers. I was mainly referring to additional information that would make it a better answer. :-) – fixer1234 Dec 16 '18 at 10:06

I would suggest trying Microsoft's AppLocale.

It allows you to start a program using a different language.

Please note that because you are using Windows 7, you have to install it using an elevated command prompt. Instructions for installing AppLocale in Windows 7 can be found here.

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