Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How to Install Vistalizator on Windows 7 SP1


I recently bought a new laptop which naturally came with windows 7 Home Premium SP1 installed. And for some reason I want to install the language packs (MUI) on it, so I went to download vistalizator which I’ve used on windows 7 almost two years back. But only to be disappointed to find that the software is no longer developed (the website is still alive) to support SP1. So I tried to find some solutions online, and got everything figured out eventually.


First run the program in windows 7 compatibility mode, run as admin.


In the add language option, you want to install the OLD MUI language packs that’s found on the vistalizator web. The new kb2483139 packs for SP1 won’t be recognized! Also in the installation mode, single click to change it to Express. This is the KEY to make the install successfully, the full Internal mode won’t work! It will give you some errors during the install, but just ignore them. After installation, just reboot as prompted. The system should be in the language you have chosen now.

This process is reversible. If you need to install other language, you need to switch the system to the original language (with the Internal Mode), otherwise you won’t be able to run vistalizator in windows 7 compatibility mode. Actually all other programs from now on won’t be able to run in windows 7 compatibility mode unless you switch to the original language with the Internal Mode, that’s about the only negative effect with this hack.

That’s pretty much it. I’ve also seen someone mentioned registry editing, but I don’t find it necessary.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the tip, it worked as described!!! I've managed to change from Norwegian to English language :-)