How to quickly change your Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta Refresh Language Setting?

3312.sprite_logos_essentials_3d4402ca News When we first revealed the download links to the new Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta Refresh, we started off by providing the English version link first. Many of you have asked for the links for the different language versions, and while we provided you with the links, we weren’t able to mention (we were under embargo) that one of the new feature in the beta refresh is to allow users to customise the language of the programs during the install process.

So, how do you do it? The process is quite simple:

  1. Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Windows Live Language Setting
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  2. From here you can select the language you want to install. Remember that in the Beta Refresh, only selected languages are available for install, so some may not be available (the installation will fail at around 98% if this is the case).
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  3. Click OK to begin the installation. Remember that you will need to be connected to the internet to download the language MUI files, but if these have been downloaded once already, the language change process is almost instant.
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  4. Restart all of your Windows Live Essentials 2011 applications to see the new languages.

Thanks to Picturepan2 from for the heads up!