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. If Language Packs won’t install the this post will show you how to correctly install and uninstall languages in Windows 10.

Add or Install Language on Windows 10

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

How to change Language in Windows 10

Once here, from the Windows display language drop-down menu, select the language of your choice.

If you do not see the one you want, you can Add a language by pressing the ‘+’ sign.

Choose the language to install and select Next to complete the process.

It will start downloading, and you will see the following notification appear.

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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 also click on the blue Add a Windows display language with Local Experiences Pack to use local experience packs to change the language for navigation, menus, messages, settings and help topics.

The link will take you to Microsoft Store where you can download and install the pack.

If you select a Language, then you will see Options and Remove buttons become visible. You will see the following panel open up.

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

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

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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

Once installed, you can change the language in Windows 10 to one of your choice.

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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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

13 Comments

  1. King Leo

    This didn’t work for me on Windows 10 on a Surface Pro. Trying to install English as the display langauge and when I follow these steps I get an error saying “Cannot install language on this computer” (message is not in English). :/

  2. Tony

    The same problem, on a Lenovo, and with italian

  3. Ricky Hadoken Chen

    it works

  4. Snowrose

    can you cmd away the one that is the system language? I bought my PC in Spain and it keeps reverting every now and then, Spanish is the system language and I would like to remove it permanently.

  5. No, you would just have to use your pre-existing Windows 10 to create a Windows 10 copy onto a USB stick (after writing down or otherwise saving your activation code…or you can always just buy a “new” one on Amazon), and then re-install Windows 10 after rebooting the PC from the USB.

  6. Gordon Bennett

    Thanks

  7. Kuraishi

    Language uninstalled.. THEN on restart it came back! :/

  8. Darin

    This is a scam by Microsoft because it only works if you have a Windows 10 Pro. If you have Windows 10 Home edition, which you probably do because almost all new notebooks have that, then you are stuck with one language only and all other languages are not available for you.
    Microsoft did this to make you pay an extra $100 or more to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.. otherwise you are stuck, just like myself, with a language and notebook you can’t use because you live in a country where they speak a different language than yours.
    So your options are:
    1. either you pay more to Microsoft
    2. You can uninstall windows all together and install Linux
    3. Or you can invest a lot of time and money and learn a new language

    Sincerely
    A very unhappy windows user

  9. Yemken Entai

    I have Windows 10 Pro and I have 4 languanges US English Arabic Kuwait English UK English Australia , I want to remove UK and AU keyboards so how to do it? when I go to region and language I don’t have “remove” option enabled for that 2 keyboards , the “Remov”button is disabled so how to remove them?

  10. osama

    I have same problem

  11. Mohnnad Sy

    Me too !

  12. Steve

    Or you can do “upgrade” to activate Pro Version with appropriate system tool and then change language !!!

  13. Steve

    You can allso format Windows partition and then instal Windows Home version in your language legaly due OEM certificate stored in Bios and Windows activate its self to this certificate ! But only OEM versions due license is paid !

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