Time and Language Change Display Language in Windows 11


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

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.

Reference:

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)


Display_language_Settings-1.png

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

Display_language_Settings-2.png

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

Display_language_Settings-3.png

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)

Display_language_PowerShell-1.png

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


Display_language_PowerShell-2.png

6 Sign out and sign in to apply.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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hi
i have created 2 files with extensions *.ps1
with these commands
Code:
Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB
Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB
run as administrator
but they don't work , why?
thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 pro 64bit
hi
i have created 2 files with extensions *.ps1
with these commands
Code:
Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB
Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB
run as administrator
but they don't work , why?
thanks
Hello, :alien:

The second command should be this below instead:

Set-WinUserLanguageList en-GB -Force

Just to confirm, did you sign out and sign in OR restart the computer afterwards to apply?
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello, :alien:

The second command should be this below instead:

Set-WinUserLanguageList en-GB -Force

Just to confirm, did you sign out and sign in OR restart the computer afterwards to apply?
Hi Brink
yes it worked , i have rebooted and even i signed out and in
thanks Brink
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 pro 64bit

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
You're most welcome. :shawn:
Hi Brink
do you know one thing ?
it does work if i create a *.ps1 script and I run as/with powershell
i have these
Code:
 Get-ExecutionPolicy -List

        Scope ExecutionPolicy
        ----- ---------------
MachinePolicy       Undefined
   UserPolicy       Undefined
      Process       Undefined
  CurrentUser       Undefined
 LocalMachine       Undefined

i think it's a windows 11 issue
look windows 11 forum
windows 11 forum and windows 10 forum windows 10 forum

maybe a short tutorial on this forum will be great
thanks Brink
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 pro 64bit
Hi Brink
do you know one thing ?
it does work if i create a *.ps1 script and I run as/with powershell
i have these
Code:
 Get-ExecutionPolicy -List

        Scope ExecutionPolicy
        ----- ---------------
MachinePolicy       Undefined
   UserPolicy       Undefined
      Process       Undefined
  CurrentUser       Undefined
 LocalMachine       Undefined

i think it's a windows 11 issue
look windows 11 forum
windows 11 forum and windows 10 forum windows 10 forum

maybe a short tutorial on this forum will be great
thanks Brink
I have this one belo that will hopefully help.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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