How to change the system language in Windows 10

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One of the cool thing about Windows is that you can configure it pretty much exactly how you want it. You can skin it, change default sounds and even the display language. The latter is ideal if you’re bilingual or share the machine with someone who speaks another language. If you need to change the system language in Windows 10, here’s how.

Change the system language in Windows 10
To change the system language in Windows 10, do this:

1. Navigate to Settings, Time & Language and Region & language.
2. Modify the Country or region to your local area or one that includes the language you’re looking for.
3. Modify Languages to the one you need.

If your required language is not included in the default install, you may need to add it. Fortunately, that is almost as straightforward as selection.

Add a system language in Windows 10
Adding a language onto your system means you will be able to select it as default using the above steps.

1. Navigate to Settings, Time & Language and Region & language.
2. Select Add a language under Language.
3. Select your language of choice from the selection that appears. The selection window will now close.
4. Select Options when the language appears under Languages.
5. Select Download under Download language pack.
6. Select Set as default under Languages once complete.

Windows 10 language options will change windows, menus and dialog within Windows itself and any Microsoft apps and programs you have installed. You may need to manually change other programs to reflect your new default language elsewhere.

Further personalization options for Windows 10 can be found here:
How to change icon spacing in Windows 10
How to change your computers name in Windows 10
How to show desktop shortcuts


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