How can I add a language pack to an ISO file to have a lang choosing option during installation?


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Greetings from Azerbaijan. I'm Rufiq. I'm a new user here. I want to add a language pack to an ISO file to have a lang choosing option during installation. How can I do it?

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Hello Rufig and Welcome
To be honest I hope someone will tell me I am wrong, but you can't.
You either have to download the proper ISO with the needed language or install it in English and later on add the language pack.
But I am not 100% sure about this, so let others chime in, OK.
 

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Hello Rufig and Welcome
To be honest I hope someone will tell me I am wrong, but you can't.
You either have to download the proper ISO with the needed language or install it in English and later on add the language pack.
But I am not 100% sure about this, so let others chime in, OK.
Hello again. I have actually downloaded a Russian ISO file from Microsoft. I made unzip it. I can't find the lang file in this ISO file to add it to another ISO file.
 

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I don't remember the exact syntax, you have to Google it, buy you have to download the ISO for both languages (English and Azerbaijani). Then mount each ISO (open with File Explorer) and copy the file sources/install.wim in a folder. Then using the appropriate syntax of the dism command you extract a single version (Home or Pro) from the file that contains all versions. So you get a file, say home_en.wim containing a single version of English. Repeat the same with the file from the Azerbaijani ISO to get the respective file, say home_az.wim. Then use another syntax to combine both files at a single install.wim file. Create a USB with one of the ISO you downloaded and replace the original file with the combined file you made. This will allow you to select language. If you want more versions, such as Home and Pro you must extract them to separate files and then combine them all at the final file.
 

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I don't remember the exact syntax, you have to Google it, buy you have to download the ISO for both languages (English and Azerbaijani). Then mount each ISO (open with File Explorer) and copy the file sources/install.wim in a folder. Then using the appropriate syntax of the dism command you extract a single version (Home or Pro) from the file that contains all versions. So you get a file, say home_en.wim containing a single version of English. Repeat the same with the file from the Azerbaijani ISO to get the respective file, say home_az.wim. Then use another syntax to combine both files at a single install.wim file. Create a USB with one of the ISO you downloaded and replace the original file with the combined file you made. This will allow you to select language. If you want more versions, such as Home and Pro you must extract them to separate files and then combine them all at the final file.
Thank you for giving this information. However, I've never used dism command to extract it.
 

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See the above links. Remember to load Windows Terminal or Powershell as Administrator. To find these right-click on the start button or press Win+X and select from the list of tools.
 

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See the above links. Remember to load Windows Terminal or Powershell as Administrator. To find these right-click on the start button or press Win+X and select from the list of tools.
I had used these commands before. But then I forgot it. My English is not good. But I will search on YouTube about DISM commands and watch it to remember them. Thank you for everything.
 

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I had once combined Windows 10 with Windows 11 in a single install.wim file so I could install both with the same USB. The problem is that the final file can be greater than 4GB and cannot be used in a standard GPT UEFI USB (FAT32 format). You have either to create a GPT UEFI USB in NTFS format with Rufus, or a Legacy BIOS MBR USB (NTFS by default).
 

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I had once combined Windows 10 with Windows 11 in a single install.wim file so I could install both with the same USB. The problem is that the final file can be greater than 4GB and cannot be used in a standard GPT UEFI USB (FAT32 format). You have either to create a GPT UEFI USB in NTFS format with Rufus, or a Legacy BIOS MBR USB (NTFS by default).
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Greetings from Azerbaijan. I'm Rufiq. I'm a new user here. I want to add a language pack to an ISO file to have a lang choosing option during installation. How can I do it?

For Example:

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Not perhaps the answer you are looking for - but this works -- download the Windows ISO from uupdump etc and install in the "Basic language even if your local language is not available. English / German / Russian etc are a good basis for initial install.

Then from Windows settings simply add the relevant language you want and via "admin language settings" change logon language and default Windows display language to your newly installed language.

I have Windows in Icelandic -- there's no "Icelandic ISO" so I download in Eng (UK) and then add ISL language pack.

Cheers
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The original poster wants to create a USB that can install either language, so he can choose which one to install during Setup. Here in Greece we have seen many OEM Windows DVD or USB that you can choose between English and Greek language to install. Of course you can add a language pack after installation but if you want a single language it is better to be given the choice before installing.
 

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Not perhaps the answer you are looking for - but this works -- download the Windows ISO from uupdump etc and install in the "Basic language even if your local language is not available. English / German / Russian etc are a good basis for initial install.

Then from Windows settings simply add the relevant language you want and via "admin language settings" change logon language and default Windows display language to your newly installed language.

I have Windows in Icelandic -- there's no "Icelandic ISO" so I download in Eng (UK) and then add ISL language pack.

Cheers
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How do you extract the language after the installation?
 

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The original poster wants to create a USB that can install either language, so he can choose which one to install during Setup. Here in Greece we have seen many OEM Windows DVD or USB that you can choose between English and Greek language to install. Of course you can add a language pack after installation but if you want a single language it is better to be given the choice before installing.
Absolutely. It is better to be given the choice before installing.
 

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When I combined Windows 10 and 11 I wanted all possible versions (Home, Pro, English, Greek, 32-bit 10, 64-bit 10) and the resulting install.wim was huge. It can be done though. Just have enough time and patience to extract all versions from each language ISO and then combine them. And at least a 16GB NTFS formatted USB to fit the result.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 64-bit (build 22621.1105)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v22H2 (build 22621.1105)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4

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