How To Change The Default Language For Windows 7 Logon Screen

First of all, if you run a Windows 7 version that doesn’t support multi-language you won’t be able to use the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) functionality to change the default language for Windows 7 welcome screen. Unfortunately, MUIs are only available in Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise edition.

Basically, you are able to change that only when the Keyboards and Languages tab in Region and Language setting looks like below.

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To change the default language on welcome screen

Go to Administrative tab in Region and Language window, which can be launched from Control Panel, and click on Copy settings button.

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You will see what the current language settings on Current user, Welcome screen, and New user account.

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To make the default language setting on Welcome screen the same as your current user account, simply check the option “Welcome screen and system accounts” at the bottom.

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Click OK to save the setting, and reboot the computer for the change to take effect.

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  • Ivan

    Thank you much, bro!

  • PH

    Great. It works !

  • rg

    It relly helped…thx a ton

  • http://www.l2hellraiser.net84.net/ Christos

    “To change the default language on welcome screen”

    Thank you so much, that helped me completely! I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64x. :D

  • Dave

    Thank you!!!! I have been asking how to do this for 4 months!!!

  • Abdullah

    thanks a lot :)

  • Alexander

    thanks dude ….
    ive been searching for it from log time

  • exxon

    For those who can’t change it this way because of thier Windows version:

    1. Go to Start > Run > type in: ‘regedit’,- without quotation marks, and press Enter.

    2. In the Registry Editor window navigate to the following entry: HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTKeyboard LayoutPreload

    You May have several entries there, 1 stands for default language, 2 for next one and so on. Change the value of 1 to whatever you need (but don’t forget to edit others, so you can shift+tab).

    The vaules you are looking for are probably the ones of your profile, you can find what they are here:
    HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTKeyboard LayoutPreload

    Or just use the provided table:

    Language Name……Language ID
    English (default)..0409
    French………….040c
    Spanish…………0c0a
    Italian…………0410
    Swedish…………041D
    Dutch…………..0413
    Brazilian……….0416
    Finnish…………040b
    Norwegian……….0414
    Danish………….0406
    Hungarian……….040e
    Polish………….0415
    Russian…………0419
    Czech…………..0405
    Greek…………..0408
    Portuguese………0816
    Turkish…………041f
    Japanese………..0411
    Korean………….0412
    German………….0407
    Chinese (Simplified)…0804
    Chinese (Traditional)..0404
    Arabic………….0401
    Hebrew………….040d

    3. Restart your system, voila your logon language has changed.

    4. ???

    5. Profit!

    • khalili Ahmad

      I have a problem when I am changed my logon screen and saveing the Imageres.dlll file so it gives error that you dont have permassion get the permission from trusted installer and I am the Administartor but I cant some one help
      PLEASEeeeeeeeeee

  • domi1k

    Thanks a lot!

  • Jaclyn

    Awesome, thanks a ton! Solved my problem.

  • Riyazinbox

    thanks 

  • Alex

    thanks

  • Rose

    Excellent tip. I was looking for this. Now I feel better. whew

  • FD

    Thank you!

  • p1i3c1h

    Thank you

  • Tim

    Hah! Thanks!

  • Iskandar Huseynov

    Thank you.