Cannot get rid of English International


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Hi,

I've freshly reinstalled windows with EN-US, did not import any previews settings (i.e. - completely fresh installation).

In the language bar without any consent I have this:
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However, in language settings - English International does not exist - which means I cannot delete it or get rid of it.
Only EN-US is there:
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I've looked this up online - I've tried anything I've seen (including messing with the registry) - however EN-INT just refuses to die and go away from my language bar.

This is very annoying because I want to add a second (or 3rd since I can't get rid of this) language - but then to switch I need to ALT+TAB 3 times instead of 2, and I need to check the lang-bar each time.

Why is ENG-INT is there at all without me asking it to be there - and how do I finally get rid of it forever?

This is my current win build:
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Thank you!
 
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Did you use the MS solution?I believe they suggest you may have to actually install the language before you can remove it.
Walk through these solutions.
 

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Did you use the MS solution?I believe they suggest you may have to actually install the language before you can remove it.
Walk through these solutions.
Already did but let's do it again.
This is what happens after I add UK (there is no option to add EN-INT, I looked for it) and then we have (US + UK + International):
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International still is missing from settings while new US + UK are there:
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Then when I remove UK, it's back to square 1:
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The EN-INT is like a parasitic ghost that doesn't go away.
 

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What's your region? May have to change it.

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Ok kinda.

Solution for future generations (not taking pictures cause I'm not going to readd this again) -

Install EN-UK.
Options -> Add keyboard EN-International -> Go back up ->uninstall EN-UK.

It's finally gone.

Why was it there to begin with on an absolutely fresh installation of windows? We'll never know.

Thanks glasskuter!
 

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Hi all, for future generations. I had the same issue and only the following solution worked for me.
I installed only the languages that I needed but then it was showing me 2 times the same language (Spanish) on the language bar and English - United Kingdom that I could not remove.

I went to:
Settings > Time & language > Language & region
Scroll down and select: > Administrative language settings
Tab: Administrative
Select: Copy settings

Tick both:
Welcome screen and system accounts
New user accounts


I have no idea why I should tick these 2 since I have a single user account on my laptop but anyway. After that unwanted (and ghost) languages were removed.
 

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