How to Remove a Language in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to remove or uninstall extra language packs or keyboard languages in Windows 11. When you are installing Windows, you are given an option to select your preferred language. When you do, Windows uses your preferred language for Windows features like Settings and File Explorer.

After installing Windows on your device, you can also install additional language packs to add to your list of Windows display languages. Language packs can include features to support text-to-speech, speech recognition, handwriting, keyboard, optical character recognition and more.

If you have extra language packs and keyboard languages installed with optional features, you can remove them so they are not using valuable space, especially if your device has low storage space.

The steps below show you how to remove extra language packs or keyboard languages in Windows 11.

How to remove extra language packs in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows uses your preferred language for Windows features like Settings and File Explorer. However, if you have installed additional language packs and you want to remove them from your system, then steps below show you how.

Below is how to remove a language from Windows 11

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Time & language, then on the right pane, and select the Language & region tile to expand it.

windows 11 display language change

On the Language & region settings pane, under Preferred languages, locate the language you want to remove.

Then, select on the Options (ellipses) for the language you want to uninstall, and click on Remove.

remove a language from windows 11

To remove an individual keyboard, select the language, select Options (ellipses), then Language options on the context menu, scroll down to the Keyboards section, select the keyboard you want to remove, and select Remove.

language option remove keyboard

That should do it! You have successfully removed a preferred language in Windows 11. Under the Preferred languages tile, you’ll see that the language pack you installed is gone from there.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to remove a language in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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