If you had a chance to install the Windows version for the US or any other English-speaking countries, you can legally, without violating the license agreement to install Russian language editions of Windows Vista/7 Corporate and Windows Vista/7 Ultimate. In the case of other editions, for example, Basic or Home Premium you will have to "hack" the operating system and work with the registry.
To install Russian or any other language after starting Windows, click "start" at the bottom of the screen and select "control Panel". Of course, in the English version it will be called “Control Panel”. You will see on the screen 8 of the large sections of the operating system. In the section “Clock, Language and Region” click “Change display language”.
In the window “Region and Language” click the tab “Keyboards and Languages” and click “Install/Uninstall languages...”, marked with a yellow-blue shield. The screen will be a window installation in which the computer will prompt you to install (Install) or remove (Uninstall) the language pack. Press the wide button “Install display languages”.
In the next step the computer will prompt you to select the location of the language pack: download from the Internet using Windows update (Launch Windows update) or specify the location of the file on your computer (Browse computer or network). If you have any MUI file with the Russian language, choose the second button and through the conduit to specify the location of the file on your hard disk. If file is missing, download it via the Internet.
Once the file is found, click “Next”. You will see the license agreement, accept and click “Next” again. On the screen in the green band displays the download process and install the language pack “English (Russian)”. After installation in the "Progress" you will see "Completed" – "completed." After that again click “Next”.
In the appeared window "Select display language", select "Russian" and check the "Apply display language..." and then click on the "Close"button.
In the window “Region and Language” select the Russian language to display and click “OK”. The installation is completed. Now you need to restart the computer and wait for the launch of the Russian version of Windows.
MUI file must have the same bit depth as your operating system. 32-bit MUI pack-not suitable for 64-bit OS and Vice versa.
Advice 2: How to install Russian language on computer
Usually a question about the installation of Russian language on computer involves the addition of the Russian language in the language bar settings, after which there is a choice between installed earlier language and Russian. To do this is not difficult.
In this article we will consider a variant, implying that in installed on your computer Windows operating system (in the format of this article will be considered Windows XP, but the differences in other versions of this OS minor) is already available Russian language and everything that we need just to add Russian layout for keyboard.
To do this, go to menu "start". Next, select "control Panel". In the window that appears select the icon with the globe. It must be signed as a "language and regional standards".
In the window that appears you will first be taken to the tab "Language and regional standards". There is a display of the system date, currency, some numbers and time. If you are using Russian standards — it is necessary to select "Russian" (note that below you can also choose your location, however, will not affect your daily work with the computer).
Next go to the tab "Languages" and click on the "read More", causing you will be taken to the "Languages and text services. Select the Settings tab.
Then locate the "Add" button. In the opened window, select Russian language. You will then be prompted to choose a keyboard layout by selecting that, click on the "OK" button. As a result, you will notice that in the list of installed services appeared in the Russian language.
Next, you may want to install the Russian keyboard layout by default. To do this in the "Languages and text services (if all the above actions you will be located in this window, find the list of "input Language by default. Then, in the list, select Russian language, and use the "Apply"button.
That's all, in the course of step-by-step basic language pack has been added Russian language, while keyboard input will initially be used Russian.