How to change display language in Windows?

Changing the display language in Windows and other devices you use is a good trick for those learning a new language. Other users may want to change the Windows display language on a device they received from another person. Whatever your motivation is, this article will show you how to change the display language in Windows 10 and 11.

How do I change language in Windows?

Before we start, it is worth mentioning that not all Windows editions allow changing the display language. You can select another language in any version of Windows except Windows SL (single language).

Changing language in Windows 10

  1. Open the Windows Settings app using any method you like, such as the Win + I shortcut.
  2. Go to the Time and Language > Language section. change display language windows
  3. Find the Windows display language section and select a new language from a drop-down list. change display language windows 10
  4. Click the Sign out now button when prompted. You can also sign out or restart your computer later.

If the language you need is not available in the Windows display language drop-down list in Windows Settings, install the corresponding language pack.

  1. In Windows Settings, open the Time and Language > Language section.
  2. Click the Add a language button. windows display language
  3. Find the language you need from a list of available language packs. Note that you need a working Internet connection to change the Windows display language. change display language windows 11
  4. Place a checkmark next to the Set as my Windows display language option.
  5. Click Install and wait for Windows to download and install the language pack. windows 10 display language
  6. Sign out and sign back in to change the Windows 10 display language.

Important. Windows 10 and 11 do not allow setting any language as the Windows display language. Some languages are available only for input, other support additional features, such as voice input, text-to-speech, display language, and handwriting.

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When adding a new language, pay attention to the icons Windows displays next to the language. If you do not see an icon with the A letter and a glyph, you cannot use that language as the Windows display language.

How to change display language on Windows 11?

Windows 11 has a completely redesigned Settings app, which means we need a separate section to describe how to change the display language in Windows 11.

  1. Press Win + X and select Settings or use any other method you prefer to launch the Settings app.
  2. Open the Time & Language section.
  3. Press Language & region. change the display language in windows 11
  4. Select a new language from the Windows display language drop-down list. windows 11 display language
  5. Sign out and sign back in to apply changes.

You may need to download a new language pack to change the Windows 11 display language. How do you know whether the system requires downloading a new language pack? The answer is simple: If the language you need is not available in the Windows display language list.

  1. Click the Add a language button. change display language windows 11
  2. Find the language you need using the search bar on top of the list of available languages. install display language windows 11
  3. Click the Next button.
  4. Place a checkmark next to the Set as my Windows display language option and click Install. install display language windows 10
  5. Wait for Windows to install the language pack.
  6. Sign out of Windows and sign back in to apply the new language.

And that is how you change the Windows display language.

Cyril Kardashevsky

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