1803: Cannot change/remove input methods/languages?

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  1. AmigaRoots's Avatar
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    1803: Cannot change/remove input methods/languages?


    Hello everyone,

    I have 4 languages installed, but only want 2 of them as input methods (keyboard). In previous Windows 10 versions, there was a Language section in the Control Panel where input methods could be removed.

    This section has been removed in 1803, and there's "Advanced Keyboard settings" in Settings, but I cannot find anything useful there:

    1803: Cannot change/remove input methods/languages?-languages.png
    (not sure what are those hidden settings)

    If I go to Region & language, select a language then Options/Keyboard, the keyboard cannot be removed (greyed out):

    1803: Cannot change/remove input methods/languages?-keyboard.png

    I know I can remove the languages entirely but this will also remove the text-to-speech files, which I want to keep and use. If I type "input methods" on the start menu, a "Change input methods" entry appears, probably a remnant from the previous version. An error will appear when clicked: Windows cannot find 'Microsoft.Language'.

    What an unnecessary mess...
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  2. Novan's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #3

    Same problem for me
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  4. Novan's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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    Find a solution here : keyboard layout - Windows 10 April 2018 Update added an extra Language and I cannot remove it - Super User

    Finally found a solution using PowerShell.
    You can view your language list with Get-WinUserLanguageList
    $1 = New-WinUserLanguageList en-US
    Set-WinUserLanguageList $1
    en -US choose the language you want example for me nl-BE
    now you can check again your new language list with Get-WinUserLanguageList Logoff, Reboot. After rebooting you can add another languages if needed.

    After rebooting everything work fine
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  5. AmigaRoots's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you Novan, but I'm not sure what this is supposed to do. I tried "Set-WinUserLanguageList en-US" and it entirely removes all other languages. This is already possible. What we want is to only remove the keyboard languages, while keeping the other stuff like speech etc.
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #6

    Thank you Novan. It works fine to keep only one language.
    Here is an interesting link for AmigaRoots Remove language from windows 10 using powershell - Stack Overflow
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  7. AmigaRoots's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    AlbertII said:
    Here is an interesting link...
    Can't figure that out.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #8

    Sorry...
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #9

    I can confirm that the solution of Novan works (what were you thinking, Micro$oft? Need to use a powershell script to remove an input language!)
    In PowerShell:
    Code:
    $1=New-WinUserLanguageList en-US
    $1.Add("nl-NL")
    Set-WinUserLanguageList $1
    The above will set the input languages to en-US and nl-NL. Adjust for your needs as necessary.
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  10. AmigaRoots's Avatar
    Posts : 76
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Thanks for the clarification rustyx. I'll try it when (and if...) I get back to 1803, not earlier than late July. Hopefully, they'll have this fixed by then.
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