How To Change The Language in Windows 10:

Well, considering we all don’t all speak or read the same language wouldn’t it be nice to be able to change it on your PC or Laptop?How to change language in Windows 10 And what if there are multiple users that speak a different language on the same device, wouldn’t it be nice for each user to use their own language?

And what if you bought your PC from another country or let’s say your native tongue is different from the USA where you purchased your PC, it would be nice to have it set-up in your native language right?

Well, we are in luck, you can set up the language for all users or a single user so when they log in they will be presented with their native tongue. And it is really simple to do.


Changing a Users Language:

To get started sign into the user account you want to change so you can make the change in settings. Next-

We will start with opening the “Settings” window by right-clicking on the “Windows 10 icon” How to change language in Windows 10in the lower left corner of your screen and select “Settings”

How to change language in Windows 10

Next, select “Time & Language” > “Region & Language” > “Add a Language” and you will see a screen filled with lot’s of language choices, to find yours quickly type in the language you want in the search box. ?

How to change language in Windows 10

Once you have located the language you want, click on it and it will start downloading, and you will be back to the Region & Language screen.

How to change language in Windows 10

Once it has finished downloading you will notice that below the language you want to use it will state “Language pack available” click on it and you will see options to “Set as Default”, “Options”, and “Remove”. Click on “Options” > “Download” so that it will download and install the language pack and keyboard settings.

This will take a few minutes to finish. Once it has finished, go back to “Region & Language” where you will notice that it now states “Language pack installed” click on the language you want > select “Set as Default”. You will now see a notice that states “Will be displayed language after next sign in”.

Changing a users language will not change the Windows default system language which is used in your “Welcome, Sign in, Sign out, Shutdown screens, and so forth”. If you want to change your Windows default system language continue to the next step.

Changing Windows Default System Language:

To get started you are going to want to sign into the user account that has the Language you want to set as the Default, or if you are the only user just make sure you have done the above steps to add and change the language to default.

Next, we are going to open the “Control Panel” by typingControl Panel” into your Cortana search bar located next to the Windows icon. If it doesn’t open up in the icon mode you want to click on “category” next to “View by” then select “large icon”.

How to change language in Windows 10

Once there select “Region”, this will open a pop-up screen where you will select “Administrative” > “Copy settings”.

How to change language in Windows 10


On the next screen is where you can select to have your language to copy to yourHow to change language in Windows 10 “Welcome screen and system accounts” and if you want the language to be set for new users as well check the box next to “New user account”. Once you have done that click “OK”, you’re all set to go now with your preferred language.



Change Keyboard Language:


Now that you have your new language setup you will want your keyboard setup with your language, right? Well of course you do and guess what it’s all done for you.

But if you want to change the keyboard to English style or other, all you have to do is go to the lower right corner of your screen and you will notice next to the “Time & Date” the language that you have set up.

To change it to something else just click on it and select your preferred keyboard language. It’s that easy. ?

Conclusion to Changing your PC’s Language:

It’s never been easier to change your display and keyboard language with just a few mouse and keyboard selections within Windows 10 than the previous version of Windows. You can set up your PC for different users to have their own language or change the whole display to whatever language you want.  I hope you have found this to be useful and should you have any problems with doing this, let me know in the comment section below. I love helping others so don’t hesitate to ask!

What is your preferred language, is it different from the USA English?

Chime in below and join the conversation, I’m curious to what language my readers are accustomed to.

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  1. Anthony Hu

    Hi Kim,
    It is informative article. Following your instructions, I performed some language changes in my computer. It is easy and straightforward. This is useful and I bookmarked this page in case I need to change language in the future. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Kim (Post author)

      Hey there, Anthony, it’s great to see you again! That’s great, I’m glad you found no problem in doing this, it is quite simple once you get into it, and it can be very useful for those that have a different native tongue than the standard English. It should make your interaction with your PC easier to navigate.

  2. Tara

    Hi Kim, this is the easiest that I have seen Microsoft make for changing the language on a system. Definitely helpful, especially if a user accidentally makes changes to their language to have the steps to go in and set it back. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Kim (Post author)

      I totally agree with you Tara, that this is now easy to do before it was a nightmare to change and once changed it was almost impossible to undo.
      Glad you like this,


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