Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows 8 beta was released in five different languages. You can download the separate ISO image installer for each of the languages here. The languages in which Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released are:
- Chinese (Simplified)
If you want to install Windows 8 in any other language, you will have to wait for the RC version to be released because the other language packs will be available only after the RC version is released. The Windows 8 language pack file extension is .win8lang. The guys at winunleaked have converted the Windows 7 language packs files to Windows 8 language packs.
You can download the language packs from the links below:
Update: The download links to unofficial Windows 8 language packs have been removed because they are no longer working. This article was written before the release of Windows 8 RTM. Now you can easily install Windows 8 language packs through Windows interface.
Windows 8 now comes with integrated language packs options. The following page will give you detailed step by step guidance over how to install and uninstall the language pack in Windows 8:
Although these may or may not work, you should not install these language packs on your primary Windows 8 system because some people have reported that their systems got unstable while installing these Windows 8 language packs.
After you have downloaded the language pack of your choice, you can install the language pack in Windows 8.
Officially the Windows language packs (MUI) are meant to be installed on Windows 8 Ultimate and Windows 8 Enterprise editions but you can install Windows 8 Language Interface Packs (LIPs) on any edition of Windows 8.
If you are using Windows SP, then you can use Vistalizator for Windows 7 SP1 to install a language pack in any edition of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Note: You may also want to download Windows 8 Enterprise Edition with 180 days activation.