How to change the system language – Windows 10 – full guide


How to change the default system language on Windows 10

If you’ve installed the wrong language, or you’re in a new region, the Settings app (in combination with Control Panel) makes it easy to change the installation language without having to reinstall Windows 10.

Disabling language syncing

In the case that you’re using a Microsoft account, the language settings always roam across devices. This means that if you’re planning to change the region and language settings on one computer, it’s recommended to disable this sync option using these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. Click on Sync your settings.
  4. Turn off the Language preferences toggle switch.

Once you’ve completed the steps, you can proceed to change the language settings using the Settings app.

Changing system language

In order to change the default language across the entire system, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Time & Language.
  3. Click on Region & language.
  4. Under “Languages,” click the Add a language button.
  5. Use the search box to find the language you want to use.
  6. Select the language, and click the Next button.
  7. Check the Set as my Windows display language option.
  8. Check the additional features you want to install.
  9. Click the Install button.
  10. Under “Windows display language,” make sure the new language is selected.
  11. Under “Country or region,” select your location if it doesn’t match with your current region.
  12. On the right pane, click the Administrative language settings option.
  13. In the “Administrative” tab, click the Copy settings button.
  14. Under “Copy your current settings to,” check the Welcome screen and system accounts and New user accounts options.
  15. Click the OK button.
  16. Click the OK button again.
  17. Restart your device.


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