Posted November 12, 2011 – 7:02 pm in: Windows 8 Guides
Millions of people have already installed Windows 8 Developer Preview build. If you are one of the early adopters of Windows 8 and have played around the build, you probably will know that Windows 8 DP doesn’t allow you download and install language packs from Microsoft.
It’s a well known fact that Microsoft doesn’t provide language packs for its operating systems before releasing the Beta of the OS. Windows 8 is still in pre-beta stage, so we can’t expect official language packs for Windows 8 at this point of time.
Many of Windows 8 early adopters might be looking for a way to install language packs. If you are one of those who disparately wants to install language pack may like try unofficial language packs for Windows 8. Yes, some Windows enthusiasts have successfully ported Windows 7 language packs to Windows 8. Though only French and Italian language packs have been released so far, you can expect some more language packs in coming days.
Visit the link provided in how-to section to browse and download an unofficial language pack for Windows 8 DP. Once downloaded, use My WDP Universal Language Installer software to install unofficial language packs in Windows 8.
We tested Italian language pack on Windows 8 Developer Preview (x86) and can confirm that these unofficial language packs work without any issues. We suggest you create a manual system restore point before trying to install unofficial language packs.
Here is how to install language packs in Windows 8 Developer Preview:
Step 1: Create a manual system restore point before proceeding to the next step.
Step 2: Visit this link and download a language pack that you want to install. As we have mentioned earlier in this post, not many language packs are available.
Step 3: Next step is to download My WDP Universal Language Pack Installer software from here. It’s a small piece of software.
Step 4: Run the MY WDP Language Pack Installer and use the browse button to brose to the language pack that you have downloaded in step 2. Click select button and wait for a few minutes to complete the procedure.
Step 5: Once done, reboot your PC, go to Control Panel > Language, click Add button, select the language pack that you just installed. Finally, log off and log on to change the language.
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