Windows – Change display language option missing in Windows 7

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I am missing the "Change display language" link in my Control Panel as shown in the screenshot below:


I can't reach language properties in any way, like Start Menu search, changing the view of control panel etc. What is wrong with it?

Best Answer

Do you have Windows 7 Ultimate ? If not that is the problem, cause only in Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise you can change from Control Panel the display language. In other Windows 7 versions you will need to hack the registry.

If you are running Windows 7 Ultimate but can't see the options under Control Panel try first to install MUI (Multilingual User Interface).

  1. Start -> All Programs --> Windows Update --> Optional Updates.
  2. Open optional Updates and go to the section Windows 7 Language Packs.
  3. Tick the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) you want and click OK
  4. Proceed with Install Updates

Windows Optional Updates Note If the optional update links cannot be found, click Check online for updates from Microsoft Update to search the optional updates. Windows Search Online for Updates

To change the display language, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then type Change display language in the Start Search box.
  2. Click Change display language.
  3. In the drop-down list that appears, select the language that you want, and then click OK.
  4. Log off for the changes to take effect