1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 3
    W10
       18 Dec 2015 #1

    How to change the language in the start up?


    This may be a bit of a silly question, and for that I apologize, but I was wondering how you change the language in the start up? Like when the computer is shutting down/turning on, when you wake it up from sleep and enter a PIN, etc.

    When I was picking the language in the initial start up, I accidentally chose French because the touchpad was really grippy. I've changed the language back to English for when I'm actually using the computer, but the start up and lock screens are still in French.

    I apologize if I'm not posting this in the right place. Any help would be great!
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,852
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       18 Dec 2015 #2

    Go to Settings -> Time & language -> Region & Language and then change to the language that you want.

    Of course, I've indicated the menu items in English but they will be in French for you.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 3
    W10
       19 Dec 2015 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    Go to Settings -> Time & language -> Region & Language and then change to the language that you want.

    Of course, I've indicated the menu items in English but they will be in French for you.
    Thanks, but I had done this already and like I said, most of the UI is in English now, but the start up and lock screens are still French.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 3
    W10
       21 Dec 2015 #4

    I found the solution here for anyone else having this problem:

    language on lock screen windows 10 - Microsoft Community

    Solution is posted by kknjap:

    I also faced similar problem, but I solved it by changing language and region setting under control panel as follow:
    First, set English (United States) as preferred system language.
    Control Panel> Clock, Language, and Region> Language> Advanced settings> Override for Windows display language> choose English (United States) and save
    Second, go to Administrative tab under Region and press the Copy settings button.
    Control Panel> Clock, Language, and Region> Region> Administrative> Copy settings
    Then, check the Welcome screen and system accounts with “ mark” and click “OK”.
    Finally, restart the PC.
    Now, you can see that the lock screen language has been changed to English (United States).
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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       21 Dec 2015 #5

    Well done @Rayzer! Thank you for sharing the solution. If you also mark the thread as solved you it will alert others to the solution.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       08 Apr 2016 #6

    Doing all this doesn't solve the problem completely, at least to me.
    When searching in the start menu for settings, they still appear in the old language instead of the new one, and then nothing happens if you click there.
    Is that also happening to you?
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