How to remove a language from Windows?


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I have completely removed it from the Settings app, rebooted, but it is still there, keyboard layout is cycling through it and it is available in language switcher menu.
 

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I did this already TWICE. It does not work. As said above, the language disappears from the Settings app but still is there in language switcer!
 

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In old Control Panel in Windows 8.1 all worked well. I generally do not use the Settings app because it is buggy, but this is one function I needed there and it simply does not work!

It seems, Windows nowadays is not tested in multi-language environment and intended only for English users.
 

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I had French and German also installed and this worked fine.
 

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You should read the question, I explained that this does not work.
 

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I had French and German also installed and this worked fine.
Works for me too.

Remember also to reset administrative language settings and regional options correctly as well.

@Anixx

No problem with installing additional languages and getting most of the stuff in the target language. Some languages won't do the whole kybosh but usually 90% of it. Major languages like French, German, Spanish etc absolutely no problem.

Ocasionally with preview / beta test builds language does get hosed up after update but that's to be expected with essentially "Beta builds". RTM / stable builds are OK though. I start with the ENG GB base version of Windows as that seems to have least trouble installing other languages on top of it.

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You should read the question, I explained that this does not work.
I read the question and explained how it worked for me and more than once.
 

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Well, this tutorial worked for me:
I read the question and explained how it worked for me and more than once.
The OP says it does not work for me. If it worked, I would not post here.
 

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You should read the question, I explained that this does not work.
You should post a screenshot - you have to change the language before removing it - Windows won't remove the current language in use.
 

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Okay, this tutorial worked for me:

It is a shame that a user has to spend half a day and learn powershel commands to remove a language.
Linuxization of Windows is ongoing at full speed.
 

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You should post a screenshot - you have to change the language before removing it - Windows won't remove the current language in use.
Of course the language was not used when I removed it. It was never an interface language and the current keyboard layout was English.
 

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Of course the language was not used when I removed it. It was never an interface language and the current keyboard layout was English.
Of course?.. how? you did not even mention that beforehand. Post screenshots next time..
 

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If I want to remove language, why would I use it? And how from screenshots you will know what is available in layout switching cycle anyway?
 

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If I want to remove language, why would I use it? And how from screenshots you will know what is available in layout switching cycle anyway?
LOL.. Let's not go there - you solved your issue so moving swiftly along... :roll-eyes:
 

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This is what I did:
1. Run PowerShell as admin

2. Enter
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PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WinUserLanguageList
to get language codes

3. Run the following (inserting the lang code to remove):
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$LangList = Get-WinUserLanguageList
$MarkedLang = $LangList | where LanguageTag -eq "<languagecode to remove>"
$LangList.Remove($MarkedLang)
Set-WinUserLanguageList $LangList -Force
 

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This is what I did:
1. Run PowerShell as admin

2. Enter
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PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WinUserLanguageList
to get language codes

3. Run the following (inserting the lang code to remove):
Code:
$LangList = Get-WinUserLanguageList
$MarkedLang = $LangList | where LanguageTag -eq "<languagecode to remove>"
$LangList.Remove($MarkedLang)
Set-WinUserLanguageList $LangList -Force
OK I didn't know about that PS command so thanx for that.

I always install Windows International and get the UK language and have to change to en-ZA in settings.
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