Microsoft Vista Business in Japanese/Chinese
May 1, 2008 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Where can I buy the Japanese version and a Chinese version of Microsoft Vista Business online for use in the United States? Media and license.

I've done a quick Google search and keep comping up with bootleg copies instead of legitimate copies. My normal vendors do have the Japanese version, but I need both.

I don't need the foreign language pack add-on that you can download from the Microsoft website. I need the full OS in the language.
posted by schnee to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Best answer: Depending on what your current and future needs are, you might look into a MSDN Subscription. They have copies of everything in every language.
posted by mmascolino at 10:05 AM on May 1, 2008

Vista Ultimate includes languages translations of the whole OS. Might cost more than Business, but maybe worth the hassle?
posted by wongcorgi at 10:46 AM on May 1, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks, mmascolino! That's perfect. And I found out there is no Chinese version of Vista anyway, which is why I couldn't find it for sale.

From the msdn site:
"Windows Vista SP1 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Other languages will be made available soon."
posted by schnee at 10:46 AM on May 1, 2008

Schnee: There is a Chinese version of Vista available. Also, as of last week, Msft released 35 additional languages for Vista SP1, including Chinese (trad and simp).
posted by wongcorgi at 10:51 AM on May 1, 2008

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