It’s a well known fact that users with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Professional editions are not allowed to download and install language packs by default. Only Enterprise and Ultimate edition users are eligible to install language packs. That means, you need to upgrade to Ultimate edition to be eligible to install language interface packs as Enterprise edition isn’t available in retail stores.
A number of users who’re on Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, and Professional editions of Windows 7 might want to install one or more language interface packs to let their family or friends navigate Windows using their native language. The best to resolve this issue is to upgrade a higher edition of Windows 7 that support language interface packs. For instance, you can easily upgrade from your Home Premium to Ultimate editions without loosing installed programs and saved documents.
If you can’t upgrade to Ultimate edition and want to install language interface packs on your existing edition, then you need to go for a third-party tool named Vistalizator.
Vistalizator is a small tool for Windows that makes it possible to install language packs in all editions of Windows 7 with ease. As the name suggests, Vistalizator was originally developed for Vista but it works perfectly on Windows 7 as well.
The tool is extremely simple and easy-to-use. Vistalizator is a portable application for Windows Vista and Windows 7, which means it doesn’t require installation. Other than that, you can switch between installed languages with a simple click as well. It supports all editions of Windows 7 and both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
If you are a Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Professional edition user, this is a useful download for you. Follow our step-by-step instructions provided in our how to install language packs in Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional edition guide to know how to install LIPs using this free tool.