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    Default Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    Hello all.

    I live/reside in Germany. I have Purchased, installed Win 7 English on my Pc.

    I have a new build coming up and I am unable to buy an extra Win 7 product license in English! (at least not for a fair price!)

    Question: Can I Install a Win 7 English DVD and use a German product license for from a Win 7 German edition??

    Thanks heaps,.

    edit: I intend to have 2 Pc's running Win 7 english when finished.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    Once windows 7 is installed, all you need to do is go to the windows update and look under optional downloads. You'll find a whole list of languages there to choose from. Download and install and you got your windows in the language you'd like.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    I don't think that this is possible under the "home premium edition"

    Thoughts???
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    oh, that might be. got the ultimate myself (oem via ebay germany)
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    Question: Can I Install a Win 7 English DVD and use a German product license for from a Win 7 German edition??
    I think that you'll need to contact M/S support to answer this question.
    With my win7 Home Premium setup (and probably all win7 versions), I had up to 30 days that I could run windows without activating it until it would turn into a pumpkin at midnight on the 31st day and self cripple some of the O/S features.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    I'm aware of the pumpkin concept

    What I do know is MS are not responding to my question. Still waiting...

    The real questions are,.. Is the OS on the DVD bound directly to the Retail code and if not what codec differences are there between Languages?

    I am looking at 60 euro for German edition (home premium) vs 120-130 euro for the english one!!.
    I already own the english language edition, so in theory.... .. I feel like a guinee pig of sorts.

    Google searches are turning torrents up (not such a good idea..)
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    If you're waiting for a reply from MS Europe, try contacting MS in the USA.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
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    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    i can see on your profile, you are in Germany. If are willing to pay the 60 euro, why not get an ultimate version - for example this one: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit Multilangual mit Händlerrechnung | eBay
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Home Premium Language, Install english dvd with german product license question.

    Whole point of this is not to spend more money.

    Just been in chat with MS USA support. Their anser is "No each OS is unique" redirected me to the German site in German and now am back to square 1.

    What I am thinking is either they specifically coded Win 7 acivation codes to each language version or they just prefer I buy directly from them at a higher price.

    Great support, thanks MS for leading me back to what I already know,
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