How to Install and Uninstall Languages in Windows 10

You can download and install additional languages for Windows 10 to view menus, dialog boxes, and other user interface items in your preferred language using the Language Control Panel. This post will show you how to install and uninstall languages in Windows 10.

Add or Install Language on Windows 10

Open the Settings app > Time & Language. Here click on Region & language, to open the following panel.


Click on the Add a language setting and you will see panel open up, offering you languages that are available and can be installed on your computer. Click on the language you want, and it will start downloading and you will see the following notification appear.


Here you can click on a Language and set a language as the default language for your system or Remove a language. You will also see an Options button and  Remove button. You can see this in the first image above.

If you click on Add a language and then on the Options button you will see the following panel open up. Here you can download Language packs and add Keyboards.

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Clicking on Options, offers you additional options. You can add other features like Keyboards, Fonts, Handwriting & Pen, OCR, Typing, Typing Pen and so on.


You will also be able to see the History of the last 7 days of the Language features added.


Thus you can see that it is quite easy to install and remove languages in Windows 10 via the Settings app.

If you open the Control Panel, you will of course also see the traditional settings which you are familiar with.

Install and Uninstall Languages in Windows 10

Remove or uninstall Language packs in Windows 10

If you wish to uninstall Language Packs, you may open a command prompt windows, type the following and hit Enter.

Lpksetup /u

The Install or Uninstall display languages panel will open.

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Select the language, click on Next and the Language Interface Pack will start uninstalling. You will then be asked to restart your computer.

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Restart your Windows 10 PC to complete the process.

This post will help you if you cannot remove a Language from Windows 10.

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