Hello, I understand that Ultimate is required to switch between different languages for the operating system language. However, does this mean that other versions of 7 do not support foreign language programs? I tried using a Chinese language program that worked perfectly fine in windows xp professional, only to find that the characters were not recognized in windows 7 professional. I can enter Chinese text and view Chinese text in documents/web pages, but any program based Chinese text is lost. If this is the case I am rather upset because I purchased Pro with a student licence. So to get Ultimate I need to totally scratch the first copy and get a totally new Ultimate. (Anytime upgrade doesn't adjust for student pricing). Doesn't Microsoft want to encourage American students to be multilingual? Thanks for any help!