.NET 2.0 Langauge Packs Install Bug on Vista x86 [language pack vista localization] - by StoneyM

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ID 248617 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 3
Opened 12/28/2006 12:35:51 PM
Access Restriction Public


When trying to install the .NET 2.0 language packs on Vista x86 Ultimate, they will not install because they say they are already there.  This blocks the deployments of the localized .NET resource files.  This may be a problem on x64, but I have not tested there.

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Posted by Microsoft on 3/6/2007 at 1:05 PM
Hello stoneym75,

Unfortunately, the language packs are not supported on Windows Vista. Please see: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928637

On the other hand you should be able to get the language settings you need from Windows Vista MUI or LIP packs. These should be available on Windows Update for Windows Vista Ultimate.

Keen Browne
Program Manager
Visual Studio
Posted by Marc C Brooks on 12/28/2006 at 1:22 PM
Downloads in question is here
Posted by Marc C Brooks on 12/28/2006 at 12:49 PM
Debugging this was made MUCH more difficult by the fact that the installation of the language pack itself does not respect the current locale (e.g. the user is running in English, but the Spanish language pack displays everything in Spanish... really fun when doing an RTL language like Hebrew!) so the error message is in language of the pack being installed. Lest you think this is a non-issue, and why would I be installing a language I can't read, realized that this is the only way to get a web server to offer up proper localizations for international users is to install the language packs.