Apr 2, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Vista SP1 Language Packs (MUI) 32-bit (x86) Unofficial Downloads

Windows Vista Ultimate and Enterprise editions’ license EULA allows installation of MUI (Multilingual User Interface) language packs to translate and change UI display language to another language for menus and dialogs. With MUI, users can switch display languages without reinstalling Windows Vista. However, with the release of Service Pack 1, the MUIs meant for Windows Vista RTM can no longer be installed with the following error message.

The language can’t be selected because the language pack version is incompatible with this version of windows.

The MUI language packs for Windows Vista SP1 still cannot be download via Windows Update, although the the MUIs have been released to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, in DVD ISO image file format. Few of the DVD disc images have been leaked to P2P Bit Torrent sites, namely 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_1-FRMCLP1_DVD.iso (contains de-de, en-us, es-es, fr-fr language sets), 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD.iso (contains bg-bg, cs-cz, da-dk, el-gr, et-ee, fi-fi, hu-hu, it-it, lt-lt, lv-lv, nb-no, nl-nl, pl-pl, pt-pt, ro-ro, sk-sk, sl-si, sv-se), 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD.iso (contains ar-sa, he-il, hr-hr, pt-br, sr-latn-cs, th-th, tr-tr, uk-ua, zh-cn, zh-hk), and 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_7-FRMCLP7_DVD.iso (contains ru-ru). As such, the standalone language packs for 32-bit (x86) Windows Vista SP1 for the following languages have been ripped and can be downloaded and installed as a new language in Windows Vista with first service pack installed. The following .RAR archive file contains only specific MUI language pack’s lp.cab file, so you can download only the versions for the languages you need.

Update: Official direct download links for 32-bit Windows Vista SP1 MUI language packs and official download for 64-bit Windows Vista SP1 MUI language packs are available.

English: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_1-FRMCLP1_DVD_en-us.rar
German: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_1-FRMCLP1_DVD_de-de.rar
Spanish: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_1-FRMCLP1_DVD_es-es.rar
French: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_1-FRMCLP1_DVD_fr-fr.rar

Japanese: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_2-FRMCLP2_DVD_jp-jp.rar

Bulgarian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_bg-bg.rar
Czech: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_cs-cz.rar
Danish: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_da-dk.rar
Greek: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_el-gr.rar
Estonian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_et-ee.rar
Finnish: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_fi-fi.rar
Hungarian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_hu-hu.rar
Italian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_it-it.rar
Lithuanian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_lt-lt.rar
Latvian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_lv-lv.rar
Norwegian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_nb-no.rar
Dutch: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_nl-nl.rar
Polish: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_pl-pl.rar
Portuguese (Portugal): 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_pt-pt.rar
Romanian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_ro-ro.rar
Slovak: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_sk-sk.rar
Slovenian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_sl-si.rar
Swedish: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_5-FRMCLP5_DVD_sv-se.rar

Arabic: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_ar-sa.rar
Hebrew: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_he-il.rar
Croatian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_hr-hr.rar
Portuguese (Brazil): 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_pt-br.rar
Serbian (Latin): 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_sr_latn_cs.rar
Thai: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_th-th.rar
Turkish: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_tr-tr.rar
Ukrainian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_uk-ua.rar
Chinese (Simplified – China): 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_zh-cn.rar
Chinese (Traditional – Hong Kong SAR): 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_6-FRMCLP6_DVD_zh-hk.rar

Russian: 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_LP_7-FRMCLP7_DVD_ru-ru.rar

Related: Downloads for 64-bit or x64 Vista SP1 language packs.


MUI language packs that can successfully install in Windows Vista with SP1.

After downloading the standalone language packs for 32-bit (x86) Windows Vista SP1, here’s the guide to install the MUI language packs and how to change the display language.

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