Thursday, August 27, 2009

Language Packs for Windows 7 RTM and RC available for download via Windows Update

Microsoft now finally available for download language packs for the final version of Windows 7. The Redmond company is trying to help end users worldwide to adapt the release of Windows 7 in its specific language. According to the software giant, the language packs for Windows 7 have been released through Windows Update. In this way, users of Windows 7 will be addressed to WU to install additional languages in your copy of Windows 7, besides the default language.

Offering language packs via Windows Update, Microsoft is following the same strategy they did with Windows Vista. In this context, the company wants to restrict access to the language packs. And, of course, limitations also occurred in Vista. Microsoft allowed users only two high-end editions of Windows Vista to install additional languages, Enterprise and Ultimate. It's the same case now with Windows 7.

"These language packs are available to our enterprise customers running versions of Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate RTM only. Customers of Windows 7 Release Candidate not have access to these language packs, "revealed Stephen L. Rose de Microsoft.

Essentially, users running the RTM build 7600.16835 Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate can go to Windows Update and to identify the language packs offered as updates to the operating system. At the same time, only Windows 7 RTM Enterprise and Ultimate are designed to integrate the language packs.

Taiwan Traditional Chinese language will be published at a later date, "said Rose. Microsoft did not say when exactly will be available the package of language-Taiwan Traditional Chinese.

Here are the available language packs for Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate RTM Microsoft has released:
  • Arabic
  • Brazilian
  • Portuguese
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Simplified and Traditional Chinese - Hong Kong
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutchman
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian