Language Interface Packs can be installed on any edition of Windows 8, providing a translated version of only the most widely used dialogue boxes, menu items and help content.
LIPs must be installed on the operating system that they support. Windows 8 LIPs cannot be used on Windows 7; similarly, Windows 7 LIPs cannot be used on Windows 8.
Because the entire user interface is not translated, LIPs require at least one parent language. Untranslated parts of the user interface are displayed in the parent language.
When you download a LIP:
The following LIPs are available in 32- and 64-bit combined.
NOTE Additional Windows 8 LIPs will be released in the future.
If you are looking for Windows 7 Language Interface Packs (LIPs), visit the Win 7 LIPs page on this website.