Write In Korean on Windows 7

Do you know that you can type in Korean on Windows 7 without the need to download the language pack?

Generally, hundreds of input methods or languages are included, and ready-to-use in all Windows 7 editions such as Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate.

Enabling an input method like Korean IME (Input Method Editor) is very easy. It can be enabled quickly on a computer connected to the internet or not, and regardless of the keyboard the user is using.

An input method does not have prerequisites compared to installing a display language. Its main purpose is to allow a user to type in another language without the need to change the system’s primary display language, or download another plugin, or software. Sounds very easy right?

Enabling Korean Input Method

In order to type in Korean on Windows 7, Korean IME must be enabled first in Control Panel’s Language settings. To start:

1. Click the Windows Orb.

2. Go to Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region\Region and Language\ Keyboard and Languages

3. Click Change keyboards.

A small window (Text Services and Input Languages) will pop up after which. In this window, you will see the default input language of Windows, and the other input languages installed. See screenshot below.

Text Services and Input Languages

4. Click Add… button.

5. Find Korean on the list, then click the + sign beside it. Do the same to the sub-menu (Keyboard)

Add Korean Microsoft IME

6. Put a check in the Microsoft IME box. Click OK.

Success! Korean Input Method is now installed.


  1. By Helen on

    Thank you Jerry! I was looking around for half an hour, but this is the first place that tells me about the “A” icon. (No surprise that the Microsoft site didn’t help either, right?)


  2. By Saysa Ojano on

    I have the same question. I couldn’t find EN, it doesn’t appear. Please someone help me. Thankyou :)


  3. By Ajeng Carmelita Putri on

    when i open ms word its work! the hangul appears but when i open wmp or even on screen keyboard the square2 symbols still appear? how do i solve it?


  4. By Cpy Diana on

    I tried on MS word and notepad, it was perfectly fine.
    but how do i make them appear on places like Facebook or Twitter?

    do I need to do another setting or I have to copy & paste from Word to the sites?


  5. By Anik on

    Hi, Ive been downloaded your Korean language pack for Window 7 but it didnt work :( . Please help me, Kamsahamnida :)


  6. By Hkim72 on

     Is there a way to do this for Windows 7 Professional? I don’t have a choose a display language option. Thanks in advance.


  7. By Lee Jae Hyuk (이재혁) on

    As far as I know, Windows Professional is limited to just one language. Only Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise can have multiple languages installed.


  8. By Andra on

    I’m trying to type this in Microsoft Word Pad..but for example when I type A instead of A is M or if I type K instead of K is A. Why ?? :( And i don’t space and the character is not creating.. please helpp !! :c


  9. By Amalinaa Amir on

    “b. Click the keyboard Icon beside KO and choose Microsoft EMI , c. Click the Letter A icon and change it to 가”
    I click on keyboard Icon and I didn’t see Microsoft EMI. There is no A. How?


  10. By sk on

    제가 컴퓨터 고치기 전엔 right alt button 만 눌르면 한글로 바뀌었는데 이젠 left alt+shift 그담에 또 language bar button 을 눌러서 A를 가 로 바꿔야 한글이 써져요… 전처럼 다시 alt 만 눌러서 바꾸는 방법 없어요??


  11. By Noob on

    Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region 에서 Change Keyboard or other input methods 누르신다음 change keyboards누르신후에 맨위에 언어가 Korean으로 설정되었어야되요. 그리고 그냥 Korean이 아니라 Korean Microsoft IME로 설정하시면 됩니다^^



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