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How do I change the system language in Windows?

Question

How do I add another language for Windows to display menus, dialogue boxes and supported apps and websites in that language?

 


Answer

In Windows, you can change the display language for system, settings, and function, etc. You can also add multiple languages and switch them anytime.

Note:
Before changing the language, remember how to get back to the language settings. Unfortunately, it is a little more difficult to find in an unknown language!

Note:
If you receive an “Only one language pack allowed” or “Your Windows license supports only one display language” message, it means that you have a single language edition of Windows. You can’t add a new language unless you purchase an upgrade to either Windows Home or Windows Pro.

 

Install language pack

  1. Select Start > Settings > Time & language > Language & region.
    or simply click on   Open Language settings 
  2. Go to Preferred languages, select Add a language.
  3. Under Choose a language to install, enter and select the name of the language that you want to install, then select Next.
  4. In Install language features, select the features that you want to use, then select Install.
    Windows will start to download and install the language pack and related features.

 

Change display language

If you have downloaded several language packs, you can switch the display language anytime.

  1. Select Start > Settings > Time & language > Language & region.
    or simply click on   Open Language settings 
  2. Select the language you want from the drop-down menu under Windows display language.
  3. You can select Yes, sign out now, and the computer will sign out to complete the system language changes. Please make sure all your works have been saved before signing out.
    If you select sign out later, Windows will change the display language next time when you sign in.

 

Uninstall language pack

Installing multiple language packs might affect the hard drive space, so you are able to uninstall the language packs you will no longer use.

  1. Select Start > Settings > Time & language > Language & region.
    or simply click on   Open Language settings 
  2. Select the language you want to remove, and then select Remove.
    The language packs and all corresponding keyboard languages will be removed.

 


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‎15.10.2021 12:12
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