Swap Vista Default Using Vistalizator

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Need to change the factory-installed language setting? Can't? YOU CAN NOW! .. using Vistalizator and any language packs you prefer.

So you bought a new PC somewhere where the native language isn't English, maybe in Spain like me.

.. and when you kick the thing up, the interface is foreign.

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“Hey, no problem,” so you navigate your way through the Control Panel (and the dictionary) to the bit where it says to change the language, idioma, whatever.

Nothing. No worries, quick reboot ..

Er, “hablas espanol?” Heck. Maybe I could start swearing in ‘spanol.

So you Google it, and everyone says, “Just change the language setting” or “Try a re-install.” The more savvy users may playfully suggest, “Linux?”

Basically, balls!

Oh, or you could shell out for a multi-language pack. But, damn, didn't I already pay for Windows and, BTW, I never wanted the damn thing bundled with this PC anyhow.


Get Vistalizator from http://www.froggie.sk, together with whatever language packs you need (MUI or LIP) and follow their simple instructions.

And bugger those shysters at Windows, (IMHO).

Rant over.


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  1. the_guv  November 7, 2010

    hi loveth .. sorry, don’t know what you mean .. ?

  2. loveth  November 5, 2010

    how to change this mail box to english

  3. the_guv  October 28, 2009

    Hey Ricardo ..

    Windows 7 ‘Ultimate’? Isn’t that otherwise referred to as ‘Ubuntu Karmic Koala’ 😛

    .. releases tomorrow, my friend. I’m writing a post about setting it up right now. Gotta say, it’s great .. it takes Linux and makes it sooo user-friendly.

    But sure .. MS may have got the message about the lingo packs. This post is pretty Vista-specific. (MS con folks similarly with their Windows Mobile Edition tho, too.)

    But, you know, for all that, I really like MS. On someone else’s machine 😉

    OKOKOK, I’m ranting .. hey, I have XP on this machine too. It’s just so embarrassing.

  4. Ricardo Lopez  October 28, 2009

    Hola Guv, well now I’ve just bought and installed Windows 7 Ultimate in english ofcourse and later I install the Spanish package from windows update Spanish (’cause I’m from Mexico) and voila! Logoff and then Logon (Just as any Linux Distro) and you’re all set =).
    No need of some other program or any third party software.
    About time Microsoft realize there are some other people that speak other languages than English!! and add it to the DVD as a part of the installation.

    Saludos desde Mexico!!!

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