About Windows 7 RTM MUI Language Packs

MUI stands for Multilingual User Interface.
There are full (100%) and partial (80% according to Microsoft) MUI language packs.
Full languages change entire Windows 7 environment, partial languages lack some localization and the untranslated user interface is always in English, regardless of the original Windows 7 display language:
  • Bootloader: Multi-boot menu, Safe menu options, Memtest
  • Administrative Tools: Task Scheduler, Event Viewer, Services, Advanced Firewall...
  • Group Policy (Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate only)
  • Some help files
You can use these language packs in 64-bit Windows 7 RTM only (original release without a SP).
Upon installing specific MUI languages, you can install additional LIP languages on top of them.

To find out your system properties (32/64-bit, SP installed or not) go to Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> System or right-click the Computer icon in Start menu and select Properties.

Download 64-bit Windows 7 RTM MUI Language Packs

(direct links from Microsoft: size varies from 35 to 174 MB)

Download 64-bit Windows 7 RTM Chinese (Taiwan) MUI Language Pack

(official language pack, not available from Microsoft due to political reasons)

 partial language pack, see note above 
MD5 checksum can be used to verify whether or not a language pack downloaded properly

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