Solved Can't change some of systems language windows 11.


broskii

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Hello everyone. Just bought a new laptop running Windows 11, originally it came in Polish language. I followed all the tutorials I could find and easily changed display language, input language and most of the system's language. Sadly when shutting down, if any programs are still opened the system gives me the option to force close them in Polish. Same problem after I enter my windows user password, instead of Welcome , as it should, it says it in Polish. Any options how to change that and is it even possible. I've tried even Bios, it's set to English there.

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Open administrative powershell and copy and paste:

sfc /scannow
dism /online /cleanup-image /restoreheath
dism /online /get-currentedition
dism /online /get-targeteditions

Post images or share links displaying the commands with results.
 

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The command results indicated that the installed edition is Windows Core.

A Microsoft reference for Windows Core was not found.
In this link it indicates that it is a stripped down version of Windows:


The target edition displayed core single language as an upgrade option.

It appears that language change is not a feature.

These are links for Windows pro and home language change:





These are some additional links:


 

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Thanks @zbook. So what your saying is, if I upgrade to Windows 11 Pro or any other of the full versions I will be able to set everything to English?
 

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The command for target editions displayed Windows 11 professional as an upgrade option.

Language modification is part of Windows 11 professional.



This is the Windows 11 tutorial list:



Run through the steps in these tutorials to see if there are options within the core version:

 

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    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
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    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
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    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
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The command for target editions displayed Windows 11 professional as an upgrade option.

Language modification is part of Windows 11 professional.



This is the Windows 11 tutorial list:



Run through the steps in these tutorials to see if there are options within the core version:

Some languages aren't "base core editions" and are not 100% complete and only have some translation - although usually the GUI and menu's are OK. It depends on the language you are installing -- Most of the "Usual" suspects, e,g German, Spanish, French, Dutch etc are OK but if you are trying to install ancient Sanskrit or something -- then good luck.

I'm not sure though why Ms makes this such a problem --if they did this type of programming as MVC type (Model View Controller) and separated the GUI from the actual core kernel they could easily define all the screen elements in a "data dictionary" and all the language install routines would have to do is pull the stuff at Language install time from the data dictionary in the relevant language -- but who am I to teach Ms basic GUI coding !!!!.

cheers
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broskii

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@jimbo45 Thanks for the reply. Upgraded to Windows 11 Pro and still the same issue. I guess I'm just stuck with Polish as a part of my systems language. Anyway, thank you guys for the help. Just a tip for myself next time, never buy a computer with pre-installed windows lol.
 

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@jimbo45 Thanks for the reply. Upgraded to Windows 11 Pro and still the same issue. I guess I'm just stuck with Polish as a part of my systems language. Anyway, thank you guys for the help. Just a tip for myself next time, never buy a computer with pre-installed windows lol.
Hi there

Seems to be reasonable in Icelandic !!! hardly the worlds most widely spoken language -- plus on this build Black / Dark theme finally working properly . Only couple of small places where there's still English text -- all in all not a bad job. Note I'm on a Linux laptop with KVM/QEMU as the "Virtualisation Software" but I think it's nothing to do with any Virtualisation software but a Windows issue in your case. I can't actully think of any version of Windows that won't allow English to be installed as a secondary language. I don't speak Polish otherwise I'd have a go on this build installing it. !!!

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Cheers
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Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

lpksetup /u

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dism /online /get-intl

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    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
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    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
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Hello everyone. Just bought a new laptop running Windows 11, originally it came in Polish language. I followed all the tutorials I could find and easily changed display language, input language and most of the system's language.
Windows display language and system language are two totally different things. Windows system language is the language of Windows core, the same as the language used in install media. Display language is whatever user chooses to use, by downloading a language pack and setting it as his / her display language.

Changing Windows 11 display language has absolutely nothing to do with what edition you are running. You either can't do it (Home Single Language Edition), or can change it (all other editions).

Display language can be set individually for each user account. For instance, my typical Windows setup has my main account in British English, with additional user accounts in both my native languages Finnish (Suomi) and Svenska (Swedish), as well as in language of my adopted home country German (Deutsch):

Languages.jpg

When I need to assist someone using one of these languages, I can simply switch user to get for instance a screenshot in correct language.

Display language can be any of the official Windows languages, but it does not change the Windows system language!

The purpose of a language pack is to change the most essential, most used Windows UI terms, notifications, dialogs and so on, to language the user prefers. However, some Windows core stuff will remain in system language.

To completely change the system language, the easiest way is to just to reinstall (clean install) Windows in your preferred language. As Windows digital license is not language specific, you could download Windows 11 ISO in your preferred language, and clean install the same Windows edition as your currently activated Polish Windows. It would be automatically activated.

However, with clean install, you would lose all your settings, files and installed software.

If you want to change the system language, and keep all your accounts, setting, files and apps, you must use Windows System Preparation Tool (Sysprep.exe). Here's how:

1.) Install all language packs you'd prefer​
2.) Run Sysprep.exe from folder C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep.​
3.) Accept all defaults, and press Enter, or click OK:
Run Sysprep.jpg
4.) Sysprep will now run, and Windows will reboot to OOBE:​
Sysprep running.jpg
5.) After restart, you can now select a new system language. OOBE will ask, in which language you want to continue. Unfortunately, this screen is quite badly designed, giving not a lot of information. You just need to take my word for it, just select the language you'd prefer to have as system language, and click Yes:​
Select language.jpg
6.) OOBE will now run in your selected language, as if this was the first boot after installing Windows. Please notice, all default Windows requirements apply. You must be connected to Internet, and you must by default use a Microsoft account, when OOBE is run. Because all accounts, settings, files, and apps are intact, when OOBE asks you to setup the initial user account, you can't use the same MS account email than in original installation. The same applies to if you have used a workaround to setup Windows with a local account, it cannot be used in OOBE now.​
I am always installing Windows 11 with a local account. Running OOBE again, I cannot use my original account name Kari. I will use a dummy account Dummy, then when finally back on Windows desktop, I will sign out from it, sign in with my original Kari account, and delete the Dummy account.​
If setting up with a Microsoft, you must use another MS account, then when on desktop, sign out, sign in with your real, original MS account, and delete the second account used for OOBE.​

That's it. Your Windows system language has now been changed. Some details, like device descriptions in Device Manager and such, might still be in original system language, but as much as is possible, will be changed to new system language.

Multilingual Windows user,
Kari
 
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