The input language can be configured for the computer when text is entered by using the keyboard. With multiple languages configured, a user can switch between languages as required. You can add an input language in a user profile as long as you have installed the appropriate language from MUI.

Before you add an input language to a user profile, make sure that the Windows SteadyState environment is properly configured for the addition of the language.

To prepare Windows SteadyState for MUI installation

  1. Log on as administrator.

  2. If Windows Disk Protection is turned on, click Protect the Hard Disk, verify that Windows Disk Protection is turned on and that the Retain all changes permanently option is selected, and then click OK.

  3. Under User Settings, click the user account for which you want to change the user input language.

  4. Turn off all restrictions for the user account.

  5. Perform one of the following steps:

    • If you are using Windows XP, install the MUI.
    • If you are using Windows Vista, install the appropriate language file.
  6. Log off as the Windows SteadyState administrator to save changes to the computer.

For more information about the requirements and installation of the Windows XP MUI Pack, see Frequently Asked Questions—Windows Server 2003, Windows XP & Windows 2000 MUI.