How do I get additional display languages?

You can add display languages by installing additional language files. When you install language files, you can view wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help topics, and other items in Windows in a different language.

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Install or change a display language
You can change the language Windows uses to display text in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, and other items in the user interface. Some display languages are installed by default, while others require you to install additional language files.

How to Uninstall a Display Language with Vistalizator
It is time to continue our series on working with display languages by showing how to remove a display language installed using the Vistalizator tool. As you will see in this tutorial, the procedure is not very complicated.

Change the system locale
The system locale determines the default character set (letters, symbols, and numbers) and font used to enter and display information in programs that don't use Unicode. This allows non-Unicode programs to run on your computer using the specified language. You might need to change the default system locale when you install additional display languages on your computer. Selecting a different language for the system locale doesn't affect the language in menus and dialog boxes for Windows or other programs that do use Unicode.

New Display Language
In a previous article, we covered how to Install and Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Home and Professional using the only method provided by Microsoft. Even if that solution works without problems, it is limited because it supports a small number of display languages and it is also a bit complicated to get things done. Fortunately there is an alternative which allows you to install any display language. However, it involves using a special tool to hack your Windows 7, called Vistalizator. This tutorial will show how to use this tool to install any display language you want.

Add or change an input language
You can make it easier to enter text or edit documents in multiple languages by changing the input language. Input languages are included with Windows, but you need to add them to your list of languages before you can use them. Watch this video to learn how to add or change an input language.

Add and Arrange Language Preference for Webpages in Internet Explorer
This will show you how to add and arrange multiple languages in order of preference (priority) in Internet Explorer 8 to display webpages and Address bar text correctly. If a website is available in multiple languages, the content will be displayed in the language that has the highest priority.

How can I add additional parental controls?
In addition to the basic controls that Windows provides, you can install additional parental controls from other service providers that can be used within Parental Controls to manage how your children use the computer. For example, even though web filtering and activity reporting aren't included in this version of Windows, you can install these additional controls through a separate service provider. To add them, you must first download and install the additional controls.

The Easy Way to Copying the Display & Keyboard Input
If you have a computer used by many people, you might want to setup the same display and keyboard input languages plus format and location settings to all user accounts. If you have to do this manually for more than one user account, it already is a lengthy process. Fortunately, Windows 7 offers a simple way for you to configure all these settings on your main user account and have them copied to other user accounts or all the accounts about to get created on your computer. This tutorial will show how.

Changing the Display Language Used for non-Unicode Programs
Have you ever had problems with running applications written in more complex languages which use special character sets like Chines, Arabic, Russian or Hebrew? If you have, then you should read this article about Unicode and changing the language used for non-Unicode programs. If this sounds like gibberish to you, don’t worry - read on and you will understand what Unicode is, how it works and how to make Windows 7 correctly display programs which use non-Unicode character sets.

How to Change the Keyboard Input Language
In Windows 7 (as with most other operating systems) you can change both the language of the keyboard you are using to type things and the language of the visual interface. In this tutorial, I will show you how to manage the keyboard input languages on your system. This includes: how to add or remove a language, previewing the keyboard layout of a language, customizing the language bar and switching between languages.

Explorer.exe keepss on crashing
My explorer.exe keeps on crashing and at times my laptop freezes when it happens so I had to do a hard reboot.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7601.17567
Application Timestamp: 4d672ee4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_d4da
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17725
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ec4aa8e
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 00000000000c40f2
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: d4da
Additional Information 2: d4da880b95d10a9d25e7d5c4ba78aee0 Additional Information 3: 3b72
Additional Information 4: 3b72b29fa394897541ec2cc3cbdd32be

What is Display Color Calibration?
Calibrating your display helps to ensure that colors are represented accurately on your monitor. In Windows, you can use Display Color Calibration to calibrate your display.

Trying to free up C drive space: but no additional free space
I need to free up some space on C drive. But when I remove applications, there's no additional free space created. I have emptied the recycle bin, Re-booting doesn't help. What am I missing,

It's an SSD drive, if that makes a difference. Running Win 7 64-bit.

Ways to improve display quality
The appearance of your computer's display can be influenced by several factors. The monitor you use and its settings, how Windows is configured, and how you use your computer can all have an effect on display quality. To ensure that your monitor is calibrated correctly, check the instructions that came with your monitor.

Getting the best display on your monitor
Windows chooses the best display settings, including screen resolution, refresh rate, and color, based on your monitor. These settings differ depending on whether you have an LCD or a CRT monitor. If you want to adjust your display settings, or if these settings were changed and you want to restore default settings, use the following recommendations.

tcl script error: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable.
While running tcl script I m getting error like

nam: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable.

duplicate display with projector
On a Toshiba laptop upgraded to Win 7 32 bit and using a Viewsonic projector, I can't get the duplicate display to work. If I have the projector on and connected (VGA) and then boot the computer it will find the projector and display on both.

I can't get it to find the projector when I connect it with the booted computer. I just get the searching display on the projectorand normal operation on the laptop screen.

Once running, I can't get MS PowerPoint to work with the projector for Presentation mode where the script is on the laptop only. No matter how I configure the display settings, I get both displays with the script and notes or both without the scripts and notes.

I have checked the MS Win 7 compatibility page and they say no new drivers are needed for the projector and Plug n Play will work.

The newest drivers on the Viewsonic page are for XP.

Regarding SP1 and Language Packs
When SP1 first came out, I tried to install on both my Win7 PCs. They both froze up numerous times and required much use of repair disc, etc. I came to find out it was the Language Packs I have installed.

For one, I want to know if this issue is fixed (I am running W7x64 on both PCs btw; both PCs are ones that I built, not factory assembled).

Anyhow, after this happened I tried to look at my updates from uninstall software, and I saw many updates, but not the language packs. I don't really know how to uninstall them. Apparently, neither does the staff from Microsoft because someone from Redmond condescendingly told me to look exactly where I had, in the uninstall software/ show updates (I believe he wasa programmer).

Since they don't seem to even know,

If I am forced to update to SP1 and they haven't fixed this issue by then (SP1 not installing b/c Language Packs installed),

too. If I uninstall the Language Packs, are my files with non- ANSI filenames and information in them in other languages going to become unintelligible gibberish? Perhaps some of you have seen a text file before that you got from someone whose PC turned foreign language files into a bunch of strange characters of no real language.

Just lots of diamonds and dollar signs and other unknown weirdness.

I have a lot of files scattered throughout my PCs that include other languages other than English, and I don't want to have all these files turned into unusable messes if I remove the Language Packs.

I would prefer to know in advance that I MUST back all these things up to an off-line drive or DVDs until I canre-install the Language Packs.
I expect the long and arduous process of probably backing things up, uninstalling, re-downloading at snail speed from the MS servers, reinstalling. And then do it all over again on the second PC.

Displaying Files in a Directory
I am looking for a method to lock the way a directory displays. I have a directory with several hundred sub-directories. I would like the main directory to display as a list but the sub-directories to display as large icons when I open them. Currently if I change a sub-directory to display icons it changes the main directory display as well. Is there a method to lock the way the main directory displays?

Desktop Composition
The desktop composition feature, introduced since Vista, fundamentally changed the way applications display pixels on the screen. When desktop composition is enabled, individual windows no longer draw directly to the screen or primary display device as they did in previous versions of Windows. Instead, their drawing is redirected to off-screen surfaces in video memory, which are then rendered into a desktop image and presented on the display.