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Running Non-English Software on Your English Version of Windows 7 (or Others)
It’s been several weeks since I installed a pre-release version of Windows 7 in my home computer. Almost every program I am using frequently runs very smooth in the computer.
Microsoft AppLocale was an exception, until today…
AppLocale is a program that helps you run a non-unicode program in a different locale to what user’s windows system is currently running. For example, if you are using a version of Japanese version of Windows system, but you are trying to run a Chinese Version of particular software, AppLocale can help you on this regard. I have a large quantity of mp3 collections have been tagged in Korean, but I am running windows in Chinese Version, it made most of mp3 tags in iTunes become ill-displayed. So, AppLocale become my favorite!
But under Windows 7, AppLocale could not be installed properly in some reason. I tried to look up some information around the web. I scrapped following tip from http://qna.live.com/ShowQuestion.aspx?qid=A012C78EF7304B50BD7972B5F11F69B9
Here’s how to install AppLocale on Windows 7:
1. Place the AppLocale installer (apploc.msi) in your C: drive.
2. Go to your start menu, type cmd in the search box.
3. Hold down crtl+shift and click on cmd.exe.
4. Select Yes when a dialog asks if you want the program to make chances to your computer.
5. The command prompt should show C:\Windows\System32.
6. Type cd\ and press enter to navigate to the C: drive.
7. Type apploc.msi and press enter, the installer will appear.
8. Install the application.
As I updated my Windows 7 to latest Release Candidate (Build 7100), I found that it removed my AppLocale. All the AppLocale generated shortcuts are gone, and as I click the AppLocale, it required me to input the original package.
I tried to repeat the same way to install again, but Windows 7 did not allow me the copy the package into C drive. Here is what I did.
1. Click Start, type “cmd” in search box.
2. Right click the “cmd” icon, and select “run as administrator”
3. Copy the apploc.msi into c:\ in DOS command. (e.g. Copy f:\program\apploc.msi c:\)
4. Run “appLoc.msi” by type it in DOS command.
You have to make sure that you opened the DOS command mode in administrator, otherwise it won’t let you copy the file into C drive.
You might also interested in reading: Windows 7 Shortcuts List (Win 7 快捷鍵)
Product Mentioned: Windows 7