Time and Language Change Display Language in Windows 11


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Installing the language pack of an added language will add the language to your list of Windows display languages.

The display language you select changes the default language used by Windows features like Settings and File Explorer.

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This tutorial will show you how to change the display language for your account in Windows 11.

If you have a single language edition of Windows 11 installed, you will not be able to change your display language unless you purchase an upgrade to either Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro.



Contents





Option One

Change Display Language in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Time & language on the left side, and click/tap on Language & region on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Select the language (ex: "English (United Kingdom") you want in the Windows display language drop menu. (see screenshot below)

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4 You will be prompted to Sign out in order to apply your new display language when you sign in next. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Display Language in PowerShell


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the Get-WinUserLanguageList command into PowerShell, and press Enter to see a list of all languages currently installed for your account. (see screenshot below below step 3)

3 Make note of the LanguageTag (ex: "en-GB") for the language (ex: "English (United Kingdom") you want as your display language. (see screenshot below)

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4 Type the Set-WinSystemLocale LanguageTag command into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 5)

Substitute LanguageTag in the command above with the actual LanguageTag (ex: "en-GB") for the language you want from step 3.

For example: Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB


5 Type the Set-WinUserLanguageList LanguageTag -Force command into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Substitute LanguageTag in the command above with the actual LanguageTag (ex: "en-GB") for the language you want from step 3.

For example: Set-WinUserLanguageList en-GB -Force


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6 Sign out and sign in to apply.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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