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Windows Language Interface Pack

What is Windows Language Interface Pack?  (from Microsoft)

Download and install additional languages to view menus, dialog boxes, and other user interface items in your preferred language.


Windows Language Interface Pack is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 946.5 KB (969,216 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 83% of users of Windows Language Interface Pack come from Romania, it is also popular in the United States and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/language-packs
Help link: support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\windows\mui\fallback\0418
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{20C7B299-43C5-4A9C-84C7-4E29D1530B4D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 946.5 KB
Language: Romanian (Romania)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Language Interface Pack

  • xpsp1res.dll - Service Pack 1 Messages
  • shdoclc.dll - Shell Doc Object and Control Library

How do I remove Windows Language Interface Pack?

You can uninstall Windows Language Interface Pack from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Language Interface Pack, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Language Interface Pack.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.93% of installs come from Romania
Which countries install it?
  Romania 82.93%
  United States 12.20%
  Israel 4.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 37.04%
Sahara 11.11%
Dell 7.41%
Lenovo 7.41%
Hewlett-Packard 7.41%
Intel 3.70%
ASUS 3.70%
Acer 3.70%
Common models
IBM 2668W4P 6.67%
VIA VT8367-8235 3.33%
VIA P4M266-8233 3.33%
P4V80 P4VM800 3.33%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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