Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) (for x86 and x64) and Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP)

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Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) is a language pack for windows vista to change the display language of windows vista interfaces.However, Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) requires a valid license.But they let you view wizards, menus, dialog boxes, Help topics, and other items in Windows vista in your own language.Thus it provides a translated version (in your language), of most of the Windows Vista interfaces.

MUI is available only for Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Enterprise editions.

Vista users can download all 35 MUIs for 32-bit(x86) and 64-bit(x64) Windows Vista respectively via direct download links below from Microsoft server.

Download Vista Ultimate x86 MUI Language Packs

Download Vista Ultimate x64 MUI Language Packs

Download Vista Multi-Lingual Packs from Windows Update server

If you have already installed Vista Multi-Lingual Pack, you can also download the additional files of Multi-Lingual Packs from Windows Update server.Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Packs (MUIs) are available as optional updates through Windows Update.

  • 1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button –> All Programs –> Windows Update
  • 2. On the left pane, click Check for updates, and wait until Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.
  • 3. If any updates are found, Select View available updates.
  • 4. Finally select the MUI of your language, and click Install updates. However administrator privileges are required to install the updates.Hence upon prompt,type the administrator password or provide confirmation.

Download Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP):

Windows Vista language Interface Packs (LIPs) provide a translated version of the most widely used areas of the vista user interface and can be freely downloaded.

Most LIPs can be installed and used on any edition of Windows Vista. But with LIPs, not all of the user interface are translated.Hence LIPs would require at least one parent language. The parts of the vista user interface that are not translated by the LIP are displayed in the parent language.

When you free download a Vista language Interface Pack(LIP), you also get the parent language requirements for that language. Note that the parent language pack need to be installed before the LIP can be installed. Go to Microsoft Local Language website for a list of LIPs available for free download.

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One comment on “Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) (for x86 and x64) and Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP)
  1. No support for Hindi? 😀

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