Change Windows 10 Display Language Preferences

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You can use Windows 10 desktop and applications in dozens of languages around the world. The translations into other languages may be incomplete and some applications may not provide full support, but the list of languages Windows 10 supports are growing.

Any untranslated text will appear in the language the program or software was originally developed in, usually American English.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to change the display language on Windows 10 desktops. Not all language packs are installed and available on your desktop. but don’t be surprised to see Windows 10 support for your native language.

Changing your display language allows you to change the language your entire Windows 10 operating system will use. After installing the language pack, set that language as default to change the Windows 10 display language.

Changing to Windows 10 Language

To change Windows 10 language to your native tone click Start  > Settings

windows 10 default apps installation location

Then select Time & language > Region & language from the settings page. On the Region & Language page, click the + button to Add a language.

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Click Add a language to select and add your desire language to Windows 10. You can use the search box to type the language name you want to include. Then select it to use as Windows 10 display language.

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If Windows can’t automatically install the language packs you selected, you will have to manually download it. The steps below show you what to do.

Choose your desire language and then select Options.

Select Download from the Download language pack option.

Once the language pack is installed, select  back.

Choose your language and then select Set as default to make that language the Windows 10 display language.

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Click Download to download the language pack for your system. Choose the language above, then select Options and click Download.

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After download, restart or logout and log back into Windows desktop. and the new display language should be installed for you.

There are some folders in your home folder for things like music, pictures, and documents. These folders use standard names according to your language. When you log back in, these folders will be renamed to the standard names for your selected language.

This is how to change Windows 10 language settings to your native tone.

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Congratulations! You’ve successfully change Windows 10 language on the desktop

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1 Comment

  1. Does not work for Windows 10 Home Single Language.
    Perhaps, you need to tell the Window’s Image must be in English.
    Below are the steps you can safely and easily perform:
    1- Go to
    2- Download the language you need
    3- Run CMD as admin and execute the below commands:
    A- dism /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:YOURCBFILEPATH
    B- dism /Online /Get-Packages | findstr /c:”LanguagePack”
    (The above command will display all the language packages installed on your pc.
    C- Locate the language you want to remove from your Windows’ Image
    D- Run the command: dism /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName:THE PACKAGE NAME YOU WANT TO REMOVE. (It should start with Microsoft .. and make sure to enter the whole package name).
    E- Once removed, dism will ask you if you want to restart. If you still have unneeded packages press N and continue removing the extra language packages you want. When you’re done, press Y to restart.

    This will definitely work.

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